No boating face-lift is complete without new carpet. Our marine carpet meets the most stringent demands for luxury, performance, styling and long wear. It is made to the same exact standards found in many new boats. The carpet pile is 100% bulk continuous filament Olefin, ultraviolet treated. Backing is high-grade marine rubber. Kit also includes 1 gallon of nonflammable marine carpet glue, pushpins, and kraft paper (rolled under the carpet) for patterning. 16 oz fabric. Thickness: 5/16". Made in USA.
Rated 1 out of 5 by adrew22 Time Tested
Replace carpet on pontoon three and a half years age. Placed carpet on new deck wood so no old glue involved. Followed direction very carefully when carpet was installed. Carpet now coming up and looks very bad. Would not buy again.
August 14, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by gnarlynutz poor glue
Well I just finished re-carpeting my Ranger bass boat with this carpet.The carpet seemed pretty descent for the price and it made the boat look great. But the glue is JUNK I let my boat sit undercover for over two weeks in a heated building, brought the boat home and put the boat under my carport -well its been raining for two weeks now and a little rain has blowen up and underneath my carport and it has started to loosen all my carpet. Well needless to say, Ive removed all my compartment lids and had to re glue all of them"this time with a much higher quility glue". This did not make me happy and I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS GLUE AT ALL. Never got to take it out on the water and all the carpet came loose :(
April 20, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gruntii Boat Carpet Kit...
Just installed your boat carpet kit...The carpet is very low quality. I replaced the carpet in my 1990 Spectrum. The 21" kit was just enough to do the floors and hatches on my 19.5' bass boat. The glue provided was not enough and was of poor quality. I'm not sure what Spectrum used in the original carpet... but it is superior in quality to this stuff...This is nothing more than a quick fix carpet kit. If it holds up 2-3 years... I'll be surprised.. The carpet is sold factory direct from "Value Carpets Inc, in Dalton GA. Save your money and get the best olifin carpet you can afford..(if you love your boat)...
April 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobG1 Replacement Carpet
I needed a new carpet for my 17 foot aluminum. Purchased this and was extremely satisfied with the product. Had more than enough glue for the job. Product was just as it was advertised. Be prepared for the hard task of removing the old carpet. Installing the new was pretty easy if you just take your time and think before you act. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. Very pleased and proud on how the project turned out.
October 28, 2010
It's hard to say the easiest way to remove carpet because there is no industry standard for how carpet is adheared to the deck.
However, you may want to check out The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide LLC's article at the following link. It provides great tips and instructions on how to help remove the old carpet from your boat while installing your new carpet:
I would measure the entire area to be covered,add for compartments that the carpet wraps to the inside of the lid,and consider the width a big factor,you should be able to roll out the carpet and lay down all the lids,and have enough carpet left to cover the boat with the grain being the same direction,I do recommend buying 10-15% extra due to scrap from cutting.Boats are in a v shape,and the bow cuts really add to your scrap.You can multiply the length x width to get the square feet,which is needed for the glue,most buckets will do around100 sq.ft. The measuring should be done twice to be accurate.
It may be just enough, I bought this for 17ft javelin Fish and Ski and didn't have enough for the sides and under the console. I had just enough for the floor and lids, but not enough glue. Carpet glue is too easy to get from the hardware store.
Measure existing carpet,include the lid edges wher the carpet turns under,buy enough to get the grain running in the same direction.Add for scrap,buy spray adhesive to turn those edges,you would need dozens of clamps to get the glue to stay,the adhesive eliminates this.
Best way to determine for certain how much carpet you need is to measure from the point furthest forward in the bow back to the furthest poing rearward in the stern, following the contours of the floor. Check to see if you'll need any additional length to do your lids or engine cover if applicable, then order your carpet. You can always add a few extra feet to what you order to be on the safe side, and if you have any left over, use them on the bunks on your trailer. Good luck!
This is permanent for most people, so I just glued it...it looks great for the money.. the snaps you can buy yourself and put in, but you'll have to find that location near you that might have them or just search on internet for ordering them. You may consider going with a heavier grade if you're going to be using snaps and taking it in and out of your boat...
Sorry, these kits are more generic so that they can serve a wider range of boats. The advantage to this is the lower price than the custom cut pieces. The boat carpet kits that Bass Pro offers have a 6'x12' piece of kraft paper rolled around the core of the carpet that you can use as a pattern piece to get your carpet close to fitting without having to wrestle with the entire piece of carpet in the boat. Simply start at the stern, make your pattern there, use the tacks that are enclosed with the glue to fasten the pattern paper to the carpet, and then cut it out using a sharp utility knife. For some of the more demanding or intricate detail cuts a sharp pair of scissors will work just as well. The carpet is easier to cut from the back than from the front, but be sure that you properly orientate your pattern so that you don't cut a mirror image of what you need. Any left over bits can be used to replace the carpet on your trailer bunks to help protect the outside of your boat & keep it looking as good as the inside will after you replace the carpet! Hope this helps!