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[email protected] 04-23-2008 11:40 AM

"How to " trailer carpet repair
Here is the deal.
I have to fix a carpet repair on my trailer.
It is in the very back ( rear) of one of my runners.
It's only about an 8" section that needs it, and I believe only needs carpet.
I am going to launch the boat and pull the trailer out, which means it will still be wet.
What do I need to do from this point.

wakeX2wake 04-23-2008 11:44 AM

have your carpet pre-cut... rip off and staple... i'm not too sure about using adhesive... most of it will probably work on wet wood anyways... we just used a lot of staples in the repair on the mari-star trailer

flipper 04-23-2008 11:46 AM

Use stainless staples though.

east tx skier 04-23-2008 11:55 AM

Skip the adhesive IMO. Will just make it more difficult to get the carpet off next time.

bbeach 04-23-2008 12:00 PM

Stainless Staples is a must!

[email protected] 04-23-2008 12:01 PM

Just got to thinking , it's on the end, which seems like it will need some folding, I am not good at wrapping presents.
I think I will drive the boat and have my buddies perform the work.

loeweb 04-23-2008 12:18 PM

No adhesive please. If you adhesive the tops of the bunks and the carpet goes bad again, you have just possibly created a mess the the bottom of the boat where the boat meets the bunks. Adhesive heats up a little causing it to stick to the boat. Not a good idea IMHO.

wsrobert 04-23-2008 02:40 PM

I re-did my boards last year and I used a light layer of gorilla glue to keep it down. The only bad thing is that if you get it too thick, it will bleed through. I don't mind using the glue b/c when I go to replace next time, I'll probably replace the boards too. It's only like $40 in lumber. I will suggest however that you double layer the carpet, especially on the larger boats. I have a 240SC and I didn't double layer the carpet and I'm regretting it.

thijs 05-21-2008 01:38 PM

Where would be the best place to get new carpet. Roughly what is the cost and what kind of carpet should we use??????

'94 PS 205

johny_Utah 05-21-2008 11:49 PM

Home Depot
I just did mine and got the black carpet from Home Depot. I think it was around 4 dollars per foot.

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