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Old 07-09-2009, 05:26 PM
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Trailer bunk help

Before you wrap carpet on the bunk do you apply any marine sealer or anything to waterproof the wood and carpet from getting rotted and moldy? What type of wood should I use that is durable and can get in a 2"x4"?
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:28 PM
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Regular old treated 2x4 works just fine. No need to seal it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:35 PM
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And no need to use glue either. My recommendation is to use one strip of carpet to pad the top of the bunk. Then, wrap another layer of carpet around and staple with stainless staples to the bottom of the bunk.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:45 AM
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I have found that tanned cat hides last much longer than carpet, and they polish the hull with each launch and load.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:28 AM
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I used 3M spray adhesive to hold the carpet down. There are a few kinds out there, with different amounts of "stick factor". I probably didn't need to. With the staples, it's not really going anywhere. I just used pressure treated 2x6 from the Depot. I figured if the original bunks, which were not treated, lasted 20 years, these should last longer than I'll keep the boat. We'll see.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:06 AM
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The only reason I mentioned not using glue is in case the OP or next owner ever has to replace the carpet. It's enough of a pain to remove a carpet that's stapled on. Glue just makes things stickier (yuk yuk).
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:24 AM
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The only reason I mentioned not using glue is in case the OP or next owner ever has to replace the carpet. It's enough of a pain to remove a carpet that's stapled on. Glue just makes things stickier (yuk yuk).
Agreed, I use stainless screws for the cat hides.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:48 PM
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Agreed, I use stainless screws for the cat hides.
is it better to trap the cats or shoot them?

seems like shooting would be more efficient but it also messes up some of the hide
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:30 PM
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