Boat Carpet

Discussion in 'Bubba's Outboards' started by billNpam, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. billNpam

    billNpam Active Member

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    I have a Basstracker tx 17 with a 40 HP on it. Its paid for and has given me years of enjoyment. I was looking at replacing the Carpet. I have a couple of questions before I start. 1. Has anyone ever tackled this type of thing and if so what problems am I looking at. 2. Does anyone know of a company that make already cut and fitted carpet for this type of boat.
     
  2. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i would try and email basstracker first or maybe bass pro but i would say your gonna have to cut yourself i did a bass boat once and the carpet i got had a roll of heavy paper with it to make your pattern first then you pinned it to the carpet and cut it out so no screw ups and wasted carpet and it also came with the glue if i remember right i got at either bass pro or cabelas
     

  3. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Ranger Boats seemed to always use the best carpets.
    Whenever I had a carpet job I would order from a Ranger dealer.
    It actually had a good backing where most don't and it was a real snag free carpet, not a halfway snag free carpet.

    All I can say is patience.
    If it's a 2 piece hull I would consider taking the hull apart so you can get the edges under the things it needs to go under for a good job. Makes laying the carpet a helluva lot easier but then you got to get the hull back together.:wink:

    These days I wont touch carpet.
    The stuff really don't belong in boats. Just an invitation to moisture caused problems.
     
  4. SCcatman

    SCcatman New Member

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    Lowes carries a decent marine carpet with a rubber backing, and it is also tufted (no loops for getting hooks caught). .78 Linear sqft.
     
  5. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    Never done it before but when the carpet goes out on mine I'm gonna get it rhino lined in a good color.
     
  6. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    i just recently did my 17ft tracker. bought some good marine grade carpet from carpet shop here in yuma. bass pro shop sales it, and says has kits, but still have to do lots of trimming. i'd suggest staying away from the rubber backed carpet. that breaks down fairly fast, then rest of carpet starts to go. get one with a woven back.
    took me about 3-4 weeks to do my boat, but i replaced all the wood except the bottem floor also. also added a window on left side of boat.
    i'll put some urls to connect you to pictures of my project. think only have 3 or so.
    http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7232/boat1i.jpg
    http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3150/boat2z.jpg
    http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6241/dsc02619.jpg
    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6744/finishedfloor1.jpg
    http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/7674/lookingnorth.jpg
    since i replace most of the wood, i only had to scrape the glue off the bottem floor and doors to live well and storage compartment.
    it was a fun project, but not one to hurry on.
    good luck with yours.
    gary
     
  7. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    wondering what happened to billNpam? did he start on boat? or decide not to? hmmmmm?
    gary
     
  8. billNpam

    billNpam Active Member

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    No I have not started yet. I hate it when work gets in the way of me having fun darn the luck.
     
  9. tofish

    tofish New Member

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    oh yea, been so long i'd forgotten about that nasty job stuff. LOL
    luck with the carpet.
    forgot, any screws, staples or hardware, make sure you use stainless for it.
    gary