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Old 10-22-2013, 11:36 PM
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Boat: 1984 Stars and Stripes Powerslot
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Going to be working on bunks this winter--a few questions

My bunks are fastened to the trailer with incorrect fasteners, several of which are loose/stripped. So my plan is to do one side at a time. Dump the boat off in the lake in the early morning, drive back to the house (not far) replace the bunk and do the carpet, then drive back and pick up the boat. Do the other bunk the next week. Since the boat is not going to be in a secured area, I need to have my ducks in a row and have the replacement go like clockwork. Which is where you guys come in lol.

I'm assuming stainless fasteners? my plan was to through bolt it -- bolt going down from the top (recessed in the wood) and a nut on the bottom. Then wrap the carpet over the top and staple it on on the bottom edges? My bunks are 11 feet 1 inch long, 2 x 6 wood. I see overtons sells carpet at 12 feet by 12 inches wide? That would work for the overlap right? And pressure treated wood? That's about all I can think of. I haven't done the recesses before -- don't have the drill bit for it either. What bit do I need? Plan was to use those bolts with the round head (I forget what they are called -- similar to lag bolts). and nuts and washers on the bottom side. Any other suggestions welcome.
1984 Stars and Stripes Powerslot
White with blue stripes. purchased 9/2012
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