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Old 04-27-2014, 06:48 PM
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1989 prostar 190 carpet

I want to redo the carpet in my 1989 mastercraft prostar 190. I was wondering how much carpet I need to buy and the best place to purchase it. I've seen where when you order you can get different widths and lengths any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Joey
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:04 PM
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Joey, I have the same boat and in the same position wanting to replace my carpet. If I find something that works, I'll let you know. Anyone else that can help it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:27 PM
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The typical sources for marine carpeting mentioned on Teamtalk are Corinthian Carpets (corinthian-marine-carpets.com), Boat Carpet Central, and Overtons. All will send you samples, no charge when I got mine.

Contrary to Cloaked's opinion, after twenty five years of the dark blue in mine, I wanted to remove all traces of it, including up front in the closed bow area and gunnels, especially since I was changing colors from dark blue to gray. I installed mine continuous from bow to back which took an approx. 19' long piece, 8.5' wide (Tristar is wider than Prostar). Probably best to remove carpet intact first, then layout and determine the minimum length required based on available width. Then, order what you need. On mine, I could get the two sides out of one piece, but the center panels had to come out of another 8' long piece.

I didn't sand, scraped only til smooth, used some goof off and a rag, but did not strive to remove all traces of glue. Not necessary, IMHO, since you'll be slathering more glue down anyway.

Search the carpet threads, many good suggestions.
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Did you do your carpet? I need advise how to remove the front center panel in my 1989 Prostar, my observer seat base is part of the upper section of the boat and I cant figure out how to remove.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:03 PM
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The typical sources for marine carpeting mentioned on Teamtalk are Corinthian Carpets (corinthian-marine-carpets.com), Boat Carpet Central, and Overtons. All will send you samples, no charge when I got mine.

Contrary to Cloaked's opinion, after twenty five years of the dark blue in mine, I wanted to remove all traces of it, including up front in the closed bow area and gunnels, especially since I was changing colors from dark blue to gray. I installed mine continuous from bow to back which took an approx. 19' long piece, 8.5' wide (Tristar is wider than Prostar). Probably best to remove carpet intact first, then layout and determine the minimum length required based on available width. Then, order what you need. On mine, I could get the two sides out of one piece, but the center panels had to come out of another 8' long piece.

I didn't sand, scraped only til smooth, used some goof off and a rag, but did not strive to remove all traces of glue. Not necessary, IMHO, since you'll be slathering more glue down anyway.

Search the carpet threads, many good suggestions.
I did the same thing on my '88 PS200.

You should be able to lift the observer's seat base enough to slide out the old and slide in the new carpet. I did go back with dark blue for originality but sometimes question my wisdom as it shows every spec of dirt, towel link and anything else that gets on it but, looks great when clean.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:09 PM
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When I did mine, I placed a couple of old hand towels on the floor and poured a bit of lacquer thinner on them and let them soak for a couple minutes to soften the old glue. Pulled the towels and moved them forward then scraped with a plastic putty knife. This got 95% of the old glue. A separate rag and some light scrubbing got the rest. I used less than a gallon of thinner. Do this outside, the fumes are pretty harsh.

I think I used 22', including under the bow. Can't help with the seat base.
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I have new carpet and will be removing old carpet today. In order to get my front floor panel out I used a ratchet strap that I placed under the lip of the dash, your observer seat back must be removed. Place the strap in the middle of the dash. One the slack is out of the strap I only clicked 4-5 times raising probably less than a half of an inch. I don't know if other people would recommend doing that. I was very scared of cracking the dash. Now slide back the panel towards the engine as far as it will go. You will then need to work the panel toward the starboard side of the boat, trying to get the forward port side to drop. I will attach picture.
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:12 AM
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In the second photo, notice the placement of the strap.
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