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Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« on: February 25, 2020, 05:11:35 PM »
I have a 2003 Alumacraft 175 Tournament Pro. I am wondering if any of you have experience with replacing carpet with vinyl. The bottom of my boat is carpeted and the carpet is getting pretty beat up. I have a piece of vinyl flooring that I can use to put down after removing the carpet. I have been advised that removing the carpet is no easy task. Curious if any of you have done this and have any suggestions. I'm only looking at replacing the bottom level in the boat - a much less  complicated area than the upper level. It's a tiller so don't have to work around a console area.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 05:30:21 PM »
I am exactly where you are Dough.  I will never buy a boat with carpet again.  My carpet isn't bad in my 2003 Lund fisherman but I wish it was vinyl.  Wonder what it would cost to have someone just do it or how hard is it??

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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 05:39:55 PM »
I replaced my carpet in my boat 5-6 years ago......but I took the old floor out and replaced the wood too. yea it was a chore.

I could imagine it be a huge chore just to remove just the carpeting.
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 05:49:56 PM »
I am exactly where you are Dough.  I will never buy a boat with carpet again.  My carpet isn't bad in my 2003 Lund fisherman but I wish it was vinyl.  Wonder what it would cost to have someone just do it or how hard is it??

I have asked at a couple dealers, Hallberg threw out a number like $5000 and I also asked at a smaller shop in LaCrosse and there very vague number was quite a bit less but still pricey.
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 05:54:48 PM »
Most places roll 3M contact cement or trim adhesive on, then lay the carpet and roll that. Nothing I know of that can break that contact cement bond except dynamite...

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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 05:56:13 PM »
I replaced my carpet in my boat 5-6 years ago......but I took the old floor out and replaced the wood too. yea it was a chore.

I could imagine it be a huge chore just to remove just the carpeting.

I also replaced the floor and recarpeted an older 16' Lund. It was a much simpler boat though. Maybe I need to think about it as replacing the entire floor instead of removing the carpet. Plus then I would have a nice cutout for cutting the new floor and could access everything from the bottom. Not sure if the floor butts up to the sides or extends underneath the sides.
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 06:22:09 PM »
I replaced my carpet in my boat 5-6 years ago......but I took the old floor out and replaced the wood too. yea it was a chore.

I could imagine it be a huge chore just to remove just the carpeting.

I also replaced the floor and recarpeted an older 16' Lund. It was a much simpler boat though. Maybe I need to think about it as replacing the entire floor instead of removing the carpet. Plus then I would have a nice cutout for cutting the new floor and could access everything from the bottom. Not sure if the floor butts up to the sides or extends underneath the sides.
:happy1: pretty much how we did it. I had my at that time son in law help. he does cabinet work and much better with woodwork then me. we had to adjust for the new carpeting and make the wood pieces a bit smaller.

but if your going to put tile down you shouldn't need to. and as we figured.... you can always trim it down if its to tight!! :happy1:
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 06:26:24 PM »
Most places roll 3M contact cement or trim adhesive on, then lay the carpet and roll that. Nothing I know of that can break that contact cement bond except dynamite...
its what we did to. added contact cement and staples!!!!!! the staples where we wrapped it around the edge of the wood.
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 06:29:12 PM »
I'm thinking of getting a Lund Alaskan or a 180 Hewescraft used just so I don't have carpet.

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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2020, 06:35:22 PM »
I'm thinking of getting a Lund Alaskan or a 180 Hewescraft used just so I don't have carpet.
I don't hate carpet in the boat that much to have to get a different boat!!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2020, 06:44:12 PM »
I kind of like getting different boats.  I think I am on boat #29 now.  That includes canoes and smaller boats I had as a kid too.  And pontoon boats. 
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 06:57:30 PM »
My dream boat was the lund predator. Went with a guy to Canada that had one. Lived the layout and the wood grain trim.

When I could finally afford a bigger boat there where mine to be had. The Lund 1600 stinger I have now is really close to the same layout, just not as fancy
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2020, 07:20:50 PM »
I have a 2003 Alumacraft 175 Tournament Pro. I am wondering if any of you have experience with replacing carpet with vinyl. The bottom of my boat is carpeted and the carpet is getting pretty beat up. I have a piece of vinyl flooring that I can use to put down after removing the carpet. I have been advised that removing the carpet is no easy task. Curious if any of you have done this and have any suggestions. I'm only looking at replacing the bottom level in the boat - a much less  complicated area than the upper level. It's a tiller so don't have to work around a console area.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2020, 09:42:10 AM »
I'm going to call Alumacraft and see if they can answer a few questions for me. I'll let you know what I find out.
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2020, 01:51:11 PM »
My dream boat was the lund predator. Went with a guy to Canada that had one. Lived the layout and the wood grain trim.

When I could finally afford a bigger boat there where mine to be had. The Lund 1600 stinger I have now is really close to the same layout, just not as fancy

I remember da 1600 Stinger I used ta have. I loved dat boat :wowza:. Dat was until some  :moon:  hole blew a light at 2:30 am and smashed into it broad side. Impact tore da hitch on da car wit da boat & trailer totaled. Crazy :crazy: part was dat da boat wound up totally upside-down still on da trailer. I would love ta see dat on video. Had ta use a flatbed tilt tow truck ta scrape er and da trailer up off da ground.

 

Da next new Lund I replaced it wit was a Lund Angler. Dat one was totaled in Minn while tied ta da dock at 3:00 am. Massive storms wit brutal straight line winds broke da tie lines and pounded da boat against da huge rocks on da shoreline Totaled. :doah:  Da wholecamp was full of damaged and lost boats along wit downed trees and everything ya could imagine.

 

Anyhow I replaced it wit "What Else" a-nudder new Lund and just ta show dat I'm still on topic it has a vinyl floor !   Always had carpet in da past but, I now like da vinyl better. :happy1:

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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2020, 03:40:38 PM »
My dream boat was the lund predator. Went with a guy to Canada that had one. Lived the layout and the wood grain trim.

When I could finally afford a bigger boat there where mine to be had. The Lund 1600 stinger I have now is really close to the same layout, just not as fancy

I remember da 1600 Stinger I used ta have. I loved dat boat :wowza:. Dat was until some  :moon:  hole blew a light at 2:30 am and smashed into it broad side. Impact tore da hitch on da car wit da boat & trailer totaled. Crazy :crazy: part was dat da boat wound up totally upside-down still on da trailer. I would love ta see dat on video. Had ta use a flatbed tilt tow truck ta scrape er and da trailer up off da ground.

 

Da next new Lund I replaced it wit was a Lund Angler. Dat one was totaled in Minn while tied ta da dock at 3:00 am. Massive storms wit brutal straight line winds broke da tie lines and pounded da boat against da huge rocks on da shoreline Totaled. :doah:  Da wholecamp was full of damaged and lost boats along wit downed trees and everything ya could imagine.

 

Anyhow I replaced it wit "What Else" a-nudder new Lund and just ta show dat I'm still on topic it has a vinyl floor !   Always had carpet in da past but, I now like da vinyl better. :happy1:


So what ur sayin is you cant drive or tie up a boat to save your  :moon: ...  :rotflmao:  aww I'm just joshin Lee . So the vinyl  isn't slickery after borgie boats all dem  :fish2:  :Fish: :Fish: 

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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2020, 04:56:17 PM »
My dream boat was the lund predator. Went with a guy to Canada that had one. Lived the layout and the wood grain trim.

When I could finally afford a bigger boat there where mine to be had. The Lund 1600 stinger I have now is really close to the same layout, just not as fancy

I remember da 1600 Stinger I used ta have. I loved dat boat :wowza:. Dat was until some  :moon:  hole blew a light at 2:30 am and smashed into it broad side. Impact tore da hitch on da car wit da boat & trailer totaled. Crazy :crazy: part was dat da boat wound up totally upside-down still on da trailer. I would love ta see dat on video. Had ta use a flatbed tilt tow truck ta scrape er and da trailer up off da ground.

 

Da next new Lund I replaced it wit was a Lund Angler. Dat one was totaled in Minn while tied ta da dock at 3:00 am. Massive storms wit brutal straight line winds broke da tie lines and pounded da boat against da huge rocks on da shoreline Totaled. :doah:  Da wholecamp was full of damaged and lost boats along wit downed trees and everything ya could imagine.

 

Anyhow I replaced it wit "What Else" a-nudder new Lund and just ta show dat I'm still on topic it has a vinyl floor !   Always had carpet in da past but, I now like da vinyl better. :happy1:


So what ur sayin is you cant drive or tie up a boat to save your  :moon: ...  :rotflmao:  aww I'm just joshin Lee . So the vinyl  isn't slickery after borgie boats all dem  :fish2:  :Fish: :Fish:
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2020, 05:08:47 PM »

I remember da 1600 Stinger I used ta have. I loved dat boat :wowza:. Dat was until some  :moon:  hole blew a light at 2:30 am and smashed into it broad side. Impact tore da hitch on da car wit da boat & trailer totaled. Crazy :crazy: part was dat da boat wound up totally upside-down still on da trailer. I would love ta see dat on video. Had ta use a flatbed tilt tow truck ta scrape er and da trailer up off da ground.

 
Da next new Lund I replaced it wit was a Lund Angler. Dat one was totaled in Minn while tied ta da dock at 3:00 am. Massive storms wit brutal straight line winds broke da tie lines and pounded da boat against da huge rocks on da shoreline Totaled. :doah:  Da wholecamp was full of damaged and lost boats along wit downed trees and everything ya could imagine.

 
Anyhow I replaced it wit "What Else" a-nudder new Lund and just ta show dat I'm still on topic it has a vinyl floor !   Always had carpet in da past but, I now like da vinyl better. :happy1:

Dude, with your luck you need to get a plastic kayak and save some money!  :shocked: 
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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2020, 12:27:53 PM »

I remember da 1600 Stinger I used ta have. I loved dat boat :wowza:. Dat was until some  :moon:  hole blew a light at 2:30 am and smashed into it broad side. Impact tore da hitch on da car wit da boat & trailer totaled. Crazy :crazy: part was dat da boat wound up totally upside-down still on da trailer. I would love ta see dat on video. Had ta use a flatbed tilt tow truck ta scrape er and da trailer up off da ground.

 
Da next new Lund I replaced it wit was a Lund Angler. Dat one was totaled in Minn while tied ta da dock at 3:00 am. Massive storms wit brutal straight line winds broke da tie lines and pounded da boat against da huge rocks on da shoreline Totaled. :doah:  Da wholecamp was full of damaged and lost boats along wit downed trees and everything ya could imagine.

 
Anyhow I replaced it wit "What Else" a-nudder new Lund and just ta show dat I'm still on topic it has a vinyl floor !   Always had carpet in da past but, I now like da vinyl better. :happy1:

Dude, with your luck you need to get a plastic kayak and save some money!  :shocked:

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Re: Replacing carpet with vinyl flooring in my boat
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