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Old 12-13-2017, 03:14 PM
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Replacing carpet

Looking at the possibility of changing out the carpet in our 2000 Maristar 210.



Last year I put Gatorstep on our fiberglass platform. Being similar to SeaDeck, I am very happy with the upgrade. Now I am wondering what it would look like to replace carpet with same material.

1. Does any know if the flooring under carpet is finished? If not, decision is made.
Is there a way to check other than lifting up a piece of carpet?



2. Since boat is 17 years old would carpet look better or can the Gatorstep (SeaDeck) material fit in nicely with her age?



3. I’m a bit concerned about the number of access panels in a relatively small area if using Gatorstep.. ie. small pieces

4 . Has anyone done this upgrade on similar style boat (1998-2003 Maristar or X10) I
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:36 PM
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From being at the factory several times (ok - 7 times but who's counting), I can tell you the floor in our boats (I have a 2002 X-30) are black gelcoat with a generous helping of spray in adhesive for the carpet to stick to. I think pulling up the carpet will be relatively easy but there will be areas that may need to be sanded down to get SeaDek or GatorStep to sit down flat.

I am going with Deckadance flooring for my boat so I don't have to worry too much about the floors finish. I do plan on taking my palm sander to the high stops and making the floor as flat and smooth as possible.

Good luck and keep us up to date with pictures as you progress thru this project.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:11 AM
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Just did my carpet last year. The floor is black gel. The carpet is underneath the top section through out the boat. You will have to lift up these pieces to get the carpet underneath. It is a pain for sure. I also believe the carpet deadens the sound between the top and the hull. without something in between it would be fiberglass against fiberglass which would be noise and cause some wear issues. Good Luck I am sure that ever you decide it will look great.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:14 PM
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To bad you didn't get in on the seadeck/aquamarine deal 2 weeks ago.. it was 1/2 off nothing fancy mind you but man for 170 bucks to do all of my boat was a good deal... I have to cut it... has to be better than carpet... I will post up this spring when the fun begins...
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:00 PM
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Please post pictures when your done, I would be interested how it turns out. I have used seadeck in a few places in the interior of the boat. Mainly on my X30 where the cup holders are I used the seadeck over there.
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:43 PM
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:40 PM
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Well, in talking to a couple of local experts, it seems carpet is the best option in our boat. To many panels to cut around and because of the design of boat, anything other than carpet is going to look "like I tried to hard."

One carpet installer suggested Corinthian and quoted $1,100 for carpet and install.

Wondering, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being easy, how difficult it is to remove and install carpet?
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:17 PM
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Removing the carpet, I found to be easy (2-3). However, my boat was a 97 and the glue offered no resistance coming up. The adhesive that was left came up easily too. You may not be that lucky.

Using the old carpet as a template and cutting, the install was a 5-6 in ease. Use lots of razor blades and the cutting is clean and easy.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:49 AM
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Well, in talking to a couple of local experts, it seems carpet is the best option in our boat. To many panels to cut around and because of the design of boat, anything other than carpet is going to look "like I tried to hard."

One carpet installer suggested Corinthian and quoted $1,100 for carpet and install.

Wondering, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being easy, how difficult it is to remove and install carpet?
wow for that kind of money you can get the precut seadeck/aquamarine stuff and get rid of the carpet.. plenty of pics on here of ones that were done.. $1100 seems pretty high for carpet...
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