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Old 07-27-2016, 09:38 PM
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Trailer Bunk Carpet

Looking for alternatives to replacing bunk carpet. My bunk carpet seems to be wearing much faster and I have replaced it frequently with good marine bunk carpet. The front bunks need replacement again and was wondering what other options others have tried? Any recommendations for poly or synthetic bunk covers?

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Old 07-28-2016, 10:04 AM
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I just installed Gatorbak on mine for the same reason. Haven't had enough time with them for a review but so far so good and they seem high quality.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:03 PM
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One thing we've found over the years is that people don't get their bunks wet before loading. Be sure to back the trailer in deep enough to get bunking wet (but not so deep that your master cap goes under water) and then pull it back out to where it needs to be to load your boat. Boat slides on much easier with the carpet wet and it will save the carpet. debbie@mastercraftaz.com
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:07 PM
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I put those plastic deals over my bunks. http://www.iboats.com/Bunk-Glide-Ons...view_id.169887

Over a year now and very happy with them. I replaced my boards with new doug fir. Treated the lumber. I put the Glide-Ons right over the wood. No carpet to hold water and speed up the rot. By going directly on the wood, the bunks drain and the wood lasts. They are not a tight fit (width wise), So I used a lot of screws to snug everything up. Also, the screws that came with them are much too short. Ended up buying a bunch of longer and bigger SS screws from Home Depot or wherever. Cut boards to length, treated them, cut the Glide-Ons to length, grabbed a portable drill and headed to the river. Install did not take long at all (removal of my old bunks (the buried carriage bolts) took the most time. If just going over your current bunks, the install should only take minutes. I guess the instructions suggested removing the old bunk carpet. Sorry, no pics for some reason.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:47 PM
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Forrest - any idea on the dimensions of the bunks on the X-45? I'm getting ready to replace my carpet hopefully next weekend and would like to order carpet, but I'm unfortunately out of town and can't take measurements.

Did you end up going with carpet or some other alternative?

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Old 08-14-2016, 12:26 AM
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When using carpet make sure you get enough to at least double the side coming in contact with the boat.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:06 PM
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Forrest - any idea on the dimensions of the bunks on the X-45? I'm getting ready to replace my carpet hopefully next weekend and would like to order carpet, but I'm unfortunately out of town and can't take measurements.

Did you end up going with carpet or some other alternative?
Why order when it may be at your local hardware store.

Read this:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...p/t-10652.html

I got mine from Home Depot.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:59 PM
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Thanks Eric, will do. Hope all is well!

Goneboatin - I checked my local Home Depot and they don't carry the olefin marine carpet that everyone recommends unfortunately. Not sure why, so ordering is my only option.
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Following this one as I need to replace my bunks this winter.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:55 PM
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Following this one as I need to replace my bunks this winter.
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