What did you replace the burlap cloth with?

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What did you replace the burlap cloth with?

Postby N41EF » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:25 pm

Took part of the boat apart to measure for an electrical panel which made me realize how nasty the cloth that covers the cubbies on my boat:

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What did you guys use? I thought about a blue outdoor carpet, or a blue or brown vinal. I can scrape and pull the old stuff out then use spray adhesive to put it in. My boat's burlap hangs over the edge and goes under the wood trim.

Just looking for input and maybe picturs of what you guys did.

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Postby EmergencyExit » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:13 pm

Blue outdoor carpet on EE and on the project boat as well, looks plush...thick enough that it hides any lumps of old glue too!!

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Postby EmergencyExit » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:07 pm

I knew I had a pic somewhere of how the blue carpet came out, click for larger pic...

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Postby N41EF » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:57 pm

The STBD side before:Image

The Port side afterwards:Image

I removed the lower and upper wood trim pieces, I pulled the burlap out. I scraped the glue off with a putty knife. There were dobs of somthing thicker and scrapped it with a razer. I wiped it down with an acetone rag, and though it still looked ugly was relatively smooth. The front edge had a bunch of glue residue so I scraped it with a razor and again used acetone to clean it up.

I used 6 foot wide navy blue outdoor carpet from Lowes and a can of 3M spay adhesive. I cut a strip 13.5 inches wide and 6 foot long, sprayed the glue and started at the top and worked the carpet in the curves. Trimed the edge with a razor and installed the wood strips. Behind where the electrical panel I drilled 4 1 inch holes to run battery and load wires down through.

I also remove both rear wooden shelves and pulled the burlap off. There were what seemed like a hundred staples to pull out. I'm thinking of sanding and priming then painting with the blue enamel I'm using on the rudder and hull.
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Postby EmergencyExit » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:47 pm

Lookin' good !!!

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Postby Paul » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:22 pm

While you have it apart, what size are the screws that hold the wood in place? My boat came with the wood removed and the glass cleaned up, but the screws to re-install are missing.

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Postby N41EF » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:57 am

As a guess, number 6 about an inch and a half long on bottom, and about an inch long on top. The bottom strip has the cup style washers on them. Stainless of course.

I'll take a picture and measure when I do the next section.
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Postby Paul » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Thanks! It's apparent from the stains in the wood of mine that they had finish washers under the screw heads.

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Postby tgentry » Tue May 28, 2013 8:32 am

I'm in the process of replacing the fabric with carpet. How did you guys do the overhead in the v-berth area?
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Postby EmergencyExit » Tue May 28, 2013 9:19 am

tgentry wrote:I'm in the process of replacing the fabric with carpet. How did you guys do the overhead in the v-berth area?


In my case EE had nasty fabric up there when I got her. I just painted the surface once I go the messed cleaned up..

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Postby tgentry » Tue May 28, 2013 9:50 am

I spent a couple hours yesterday trying to get carpet to fit and look good. There doesn't seem to be a way to make that bend. I was starting to think "textured paint" myself.
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