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Old 02-03-2005, 12:40 PM
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Carpet Installation

Has anyone replaced the carpeting in there boat without taking the boat apart? For me to have my dealer redo the carpeting (the right way) would cost me $2000 and I'd rather not spend that much. I really only want to replace the carpetting that is visible to anyone getting into the boat. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:32 PM
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Has anyone replaced the carpeting in there boat without taking the boat apart? For me to have my dealer redo the carpeting (the right way) would cost me $2000 and I'd rather not spend that much. I really only want to replace the carpetting that is visible to anyone getting into the boat. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Remove the seats, engine cover and side panels.
I replaced all the carpet with the exception of the carpet under the bow that was in good shape and you cant see anyway.

If your side panels cover the transition from the floor to the side walls you may want to cut the carpet there and save the side walls (gunnels?).
Cost me $200 for upolestry shop to do my boat I already gutted.
You can gut the boat in an hour or 2.
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Old 02-03-2005, 03:42 PM
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Has anyone replaced the carpeting in there boat without taking the boat apart? For me to have my dealer redo the carpeting (the right way) would cost me $2000 and I'd rather not spend that much. I really only want to replace the carpetting that is visible to anyone getting into the boat. Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated. Thanks!
I got an estimate from a boat upholstry shop to take out my old carpet and install new for $350. They are going to charge me $60 an hour to take off my old skins and put on the new MC skins I bought. I'm still shopping. I would agree with getting skins from MC to keep it org. but with carpet... get a high grade marine carpet.. get the color to match and you are good to go. What year boat? I am redoing my 86. Good Luck
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:46 PM
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Thanks guys for your advice. Those prices are worlds better that the $2000 I was quoted to have the whole job done on my '94 Prostar 190. Where did you guys purchase your carpet and what did it cost? Thanks again.
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:51 PM
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I got mine thru the upholstery shop, $200 was carpet and install.

There are a number of other sources, one local carpet shop had the marine grade also. The there is Overtons and the other mail order houses.
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Old 02-04-2005, 02:02 PM
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Lowes has olefin marine carpet. I use this on my trailer bunks. It's a bit softer than the 12 year old carpet in the boat. THe boat carpet has held up so well that I'm not replacing it until it's obvious that I need to do so.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:34 PM
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I got mine thru the upholstery shop, $200 was carpet and install.

There are a number of other sources, one local carpet shop had the marine grade also. The there is Overtons and the other mail order houses.
Did you run all the way up under the bow? Good price. I got a quote for $350 (Carpet and Install). Still shopping.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:42 PM
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Did you run all the way up under the bow? Good price. I got a quote for $350 (Carpet and Install). Still shopping.
The carpet under the bow was like new. I kept the old where it is out of normal sight. I believe it was just beyond the foot rest.
Besides it would be real tough gluing the new to the sides under the bow. I think the fumes could kill you under there.
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Can you put in snap out carpet in a boat that already has carpet?
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:44 PM
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I would think you could. However, I'm not sure if would be any problem with moisture being captured. Anyone tried this?
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