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Brandon241
05-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Anyone replaced there bunks? Have an 05 x2 and the bunks are getting bad. Have done this on a bass boat anything different I should know? Any special carpet required? Thanks


Brandon

mikeg205
05-21-2012, 09:24 PM
Marine carpet....saw some nice pre-made bunks at bass pro...was wondering if anyone here every used them

Stritt
05-21-2012, 10:11 PM
Just replaced the carpet on Saturday. Basically the same trailer size as th x2, ours is a 205.
Ordered off eBay a 2' x 33' piece of 20 oz grey carpet. $38 delivered to our door. I crawled under the boat and removed the majority of the staples then headed to the lake, dropped the boat and completed. Took about 1 1/2 hours. The quickest way to remove the staples was to use a floor scraper I had in my tools. It would remove most of the staples then I went back with cutters and pulled the remaining.

The bunks are treated 2 x 6 x 12 using carriage bolts.

barefoot
05-21-2012, 11:33 PM
Goes without saying, but make sure you use stainless staples...

psychobilly
05-22-2012, 09:50 AM
Ultimate bunk boards dot com is where I got mine. Very satisfied with the results. I have a thread here somewhere on the install. Great product and no carpet to rot and no staples to rust or fall out. Oh and since they're plastic, no rotting of wood. My big heavy boat loads and unloads EASY and with that being said, don't unhook her until she's in the water! :-)

kjohnson
01-14-2016, 08:32 AM
Ultimate bunk boards dot com is where I got mine. Very satisfied with the results. I have a thread here somewhere on the install. Great product and no carpet to rot and no staples to rust or fall out. Oh and since they're plastic, no rotting of wood. My big heavy boat loads and unloads EASY and with that being said, don't unhook her until she's in the water! :-)

I have a few small scratches that appear to have come from the ultimate bunk boards. Has this happened to you?

jovoth
02-02-2016, 08:16 PM
When installing new bunk carpet is it recommended that you use carpet adhesive along with stainless staples??


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Bubbacuse77
02-02-2016, 08:25 PM
Not that I have done or seen but that doesn't mean you can't. I have never had a problem with the carpet moving or coming loose. Most of the issue I have seen is just bunk carpet getting torn or worn out from the normal wear of loading and unloading. Not sure adhesive is necessary

east tx skier
02-03-2016, 11:48 PM
Treated lumber. Use the old boards to mark your holes. Replace the hardware (stainless carriage bolts presumably). Olefin marine carpet from Lowe's or Home Depot works well. Bevel the top edges of the bunks. Stainless staples. Double layer the top and sides of the bunks. Once the boat is on the bunks, go under and retighten the nuts. Speaking of nuts, either use use nylock and washers or double nuts and washers. Double nut is easier to get on without spinning the carriage bolts, but can fuse together and be a pain to get off. 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other.

1redTA
02-05-2016, 10:06 PM
and you can anti seize the bolts to help with corrosion a little goes along way

Wingnut
02-06-2016, 11:14 AM
and you can anti seize the bolts to help with corrosion a little goes along way

But DON'T use Anti sieze if your going anywhere near salt or brackish water. Ends up like locktite. Use good sticky axle grease.

TX.X-30 fan
02-06-2016, 01:14 PM
I didn't think MC trailers faired very well in salt?

east tx skier
02-06-2016, 09:22 PM
They don't fare well in brackish water either given enough time. I think a rinse port and lots of drain holes would be a handy add on.

cookster22
02-06-2016, 11:44 PM
How do you get the bolts/lags to no spin inside the boards when cranking down on them? By the time of install they've already been covered in the carpet and there wouldn't be any way to keep it from spinning. What am I missing here?

thatsmrmastercraft
02-06-2016, 11:52 PM
How do you get the bolts/lags to no spin inside the boards when cranking down on them? By the time of install they've already been covered in the carpet and there wouldn't be any way to keep it from spinning. What am I missing here?

Carriage bolts have a square shoulder that bite into the wood and prevent the bolt from turning.

http://imageserv11.team-logic.com/store-logic/products/159/5/6/7/6/7/701.jpg

cookster22
02-07-2016, 12:12 AM
Carriage bolts have a square shoulder that bite into the wood and prevent the bolt from turning.

http://imageserv11.team-logic.com/store-logic/products/159/5/6/7/6/7/701.jpg

Thanks!!

thatsmrmastercraft
02-07-2016, 12:33 AM
Thanks!!

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east tx skier
02-07-2016, 04:31 PM
Go smaller than the bolt diameter and tap them in with a hammer. A pair of regular hex nuts and a lock washer is less likely to spin them than a nylock nut.