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Old 04-26-2015, 09:15 PM
msa2319 msa2319 is offline
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205V Re-Carpet

So I went for it... Most have told me I'm crazy and shake their heads and laugh, followed by a couple of "only you". I bought the boat last year with the intention of freshening it up a bit. Boat was in good mechanical shape but cosmetically needed a little help.

I thought I would be able to do the carpet by not separating but apparently I have a little OCD (says wife) so the MCOCD just came naturally. The hardest part was convincing myself to go for it. Once I got going, it really wasn't that big of a deal. I keep telling my son there are two ways to do things, the right way and again so it was time to put up or start telling him something else.

Separation was relatively easy. The rubber comes of the rub rail. The rub rail is held on with a bunch of screws. After that, the deck is screwed to the hull with a bunch more screws. There is a sealant that was very easy to cut with a knife and then carefully make sure the two pieces are ready to come apart. I did remove all of the factory wiring harness, throttle cable, speedo tubes etc. that run under the top part of the deck.

Here are some pics of the hull separation and re-carpeting so far:

Interior during tear down:
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Hull separated. I used large eye bolts into the header of the garage door and some good quality tie downs to raise the deck. There is a 2x4 bridged between the ladders for the back end. I also used 2x4's laid across the hull side to side to support seat bases and the dash. I through bolted them with eye bolts using existing holes in the boat and also used some C-clamps as well:
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I had just enough clearance to drive the trailer out. The tie downs worked great as they helped control the lowering of the deck onto some furniture dollies:
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Old carpet prior to removal:
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All of the old carpet laid out for a template:
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At this point I had pressured washed, scraped and wiped the interior with acetone. Here is the new carpet getting laid in:
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More of the new carpet getting laid in. I used contact cement thinned with acetone sprayed through a cheap Harbor Freight sprayer:
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New carpeting installed. A couple beers and knowing the wrinkles are hidden behind the drivers panel helps with the MCOCD:
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Just finishing up with the flooring. I was able to do the boat in two pieces of carpet:
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I used 40 oz. carpeting from marinecarpeting.com. I almost used 24 oz. but after taking the boat apart and measuring some virgin carpet it was definitely 40 oz. from the factory. I am very pleased with the results. The deck and hull should go back together this week. I will try and update with some more pics as progress continues...
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:26 PM
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Wow, looks amazing! What an undertaking but it looks worth the time.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:56 PM
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:27 PM
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Wow I think you have been reading NorthCentalCustoms Post too much http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...hlight=restore
Looks great and what a better way to get a new smelling boat without the $$$$$$
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:43 PM
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Impressive work.. good luck with the rest of the project.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:27 PM
Portbigcity Portbigcity is offline
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ready for an update
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:02 AM
BaLuna BaLuna is offline
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Bump. Want to hear if it went together!

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