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  1. #1
    My Boats:
    85 Formula 302
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Indy, St. Louis, LOTO

    Bunk carpet scratched my boat

    Replaced the carpeting on the bow pulpet(sp?) blocks with a scrap from the carpet store. After powering the boat on the trailer like usual, there are serious scratches on the bow of the boat from the carpet. Like someone took a sanding block with lots of presure right through the paint and in some places the gel coat. No doubt it came from the carpet. The carpet is still in place, and the staples are still attached. It did not shift or bunch up.

    Obviously this is the wrong kind of carpet. Can anyone shed some light on this? What's the right kind of carpet? What materials? This is going to be expensive to repair, and I don't want it to happen again.

  2. #2
    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Carlisle, MA USA
    Chart call the Crew at Castaline Marine aka South Florida Trailers. Have the measurements that you need and he will send ya the good stuff. I got mine from him and it is real good stuff. For now can you maybe drop a towle on there to keep it from scratching?

    Put your best foot forward!

  3. #3
    Platinum Member Platinum Member Tinkerer's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2001 Daytona 26, 1992 SCARAB 34, 1989 25 Checkmate Convincer, 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX 18
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    ALTO, MI
    If the boat isn't wenched in tight and can't move- no matter what carpet you use it will wear into the boat. The boat must be tight against the blocks and not alowed to move while trailering.
    Hey even if it ain't broke it's still fun to tinker with it.

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