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Old 04-19-2021, 07:41 AM
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My carpet is starting to tear so I'm thinking of replacing it. Is there a synthetic product for the runners that will work for a fiberglass hull? I was thinking if there is I could just screw it on top of the old carpet.
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Look here-glide pads
https://www.easternmarine.com/boat-t...ks-bunk-covers
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I bought some HDPE plastic sheets and cut them to length and width and used countersunk stainless steel screws on my trailer bunks. I screwed them on to pressure treated 2x4s instead of carpet. Super slippery now and no issues getting it on or off.
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Along the same lines...
I want to put something on my the carpeting to make it more slippy. Spray wax maybe? I thought about Woody Wax as that stuff is really slippy.
Old 04-19-2021, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by chuck34 View Post
Along the same lines...
I want to put something on my the carpeting to make it more slippy. Spray wax maybe? I thought about Woody Wax as that stuff is really slippy.
Silicone spray works quite well but I am not sure where the environmentalists stand on the use of that
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I suggest you take the carpet off if you are going to use an alternative cover. The bunk carpet holds water and drains onto the trailer metal, inclding bolts, etc. and especially, if you are a saltwater boater it's best to rid of the carpet, due to the corrosiveness of the saltwater.
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I just cover the wood with Ozite carpet then on the target bunks and the first 1/3 of the main bunks I put HDPE strips the width of the bunks, with counter sunk SS screws. I use Monel metal staples on the Ozite carpet.
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See Graphite coated Douglas Fir/PVC Bunks
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DO NOT!!!!! Buy any plastic bunks with grooves...
They WILL slowly groove your fiberglass.
Mine did it on one 350 mile trip. Came up from diving and noticed lines on the bottom of my cat.
I assume road vibration did it.
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Go to the home Depot and get their carpet. It works great on trailer bunks and not expensive. Get some stainless steel staples while you're there too.
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Originally Posted by JBS View Post
Go to the home Depot and get their carpet. It works great on trailer bunks and not expensive. Get some stainless steel staples while you're there too.
I did this and they cut me strips of outdoor carpet , don’t wrap it alll the way around , just the sides.. and staple
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Originally Posted by Dacman View Post
I did this and they cut me strips of outdoor carpet , don’t wrap it alll the way around , just the sides.. and staple

I did the same. Did my whole trailer for $24
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