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Old 04-28-2014, 04:49 AM
GKinTN GKinTN is offline
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Not sure on the pylon. That said last week I was running the transducer line for my depth finder (on my '91 PS 190) and pulled the front floor section under the driver's seat for access but had issues. Seems on my boat the panel get's snagged at the engine impeller pump and cannot be simply pulled out. I was able to prop it lifted enough to run the wiring, but it might be easier to do a carpet install on that panel with it totally removed which may require removing the impeller pump...
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:04 PM
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I have a new found respect for everyone on here who has installed their own carpet. I spent today removing my old carpet and am certain that I'll pay someone else to do so if there ever is a next time!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:09 PM
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Tried to remove front center section which required me finding many screw's hidden in the carpet. Front wouldn't come up found the screw's on the kick panel to the left. Center section was screwed to it.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:14 PM
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Finally getting out the center section, tried to get it out by moving it all around. Didn't work to big. After debating taking the raw water pump off or the pylon off I settled on the pylon. Sure glad I did because it came off so easy!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:32 PM
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Then carpet just pulled up pretty easily as in the glue didn't give much fight. But very annoying to get it out of tight areas... Very itchy now! Fiberglass fibers pulled from my hands.. Be sure to use gloves in the future!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:35 PM
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Ready for new carpet to go in... Anyone have tips for best glue and any best practices??
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:21 PM
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After finding out that Mike had my decals ready I've been compounding all day in anticipation. Things I have learned are that the correct tools and supply's make all the difference. Anyone who is going to be attempting to bring gel coat back or remove scratches should really skip the sanding, buy a heavy duty (not auto zone) buffer. I purchased a makita 9227C and all the correct wool and foam compounding pads. This and 3m compound products, I will from now on sware by 3m super duty rubbing compound and 3m imperial compound. The first to cut the second to finish.

Was very rewarding to see the very quick difference the right stuff makes. Boats nearly ready for decals, as far as my ocd for gel coat perfection will allow...

Also cleaned up the bilge, was considering compounding there to remove scratches but stopped my ocd there.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:28 PM
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:01 PM
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Chris is going to be busy. can wait to see finished project...

Regarding carpeting... please post lots of pictures please.. that's on my to do list. thanks.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:03 PM
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Then carpet just pulled up pretty easily as in the glue didn't give much fight. But very annoying to get it out of tight areas... Very itchy now! Fiberglass fibers pulled from my hands.. Be sure to use gloves in the future!
Looks like lots of room to slide new carpet under deck
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