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Old 06-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Basic question...deck carpet

Okay...I have never used a rug/carpet on the deck. The boat I just bought has them and are in good condition. The problem I am having is that they have been stored rolled up for quite some time. And when spread out to snap them into place, I come up short. Compounding the problem is the fact that there is no way to do this without actually standing on the carpet that I am trying to stretch out....which leads to quite a funny display of jumping and stretching...while in the air between jumps!!!!!

What would be some tricks to help get this thing stretched out to reach their intended snaps??? The fly bridge ones are okay...only short on a snap or two. But I am not even close on the sundeck. It is hotter than he'll in Texas right now and I do have everything zipped up so it should be extremely warm in the middle of the day....which should help. What else?????
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Rent a carpet stretcher would be my first play.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Try putting it out in the sun upside down to warm it up if it has a backing
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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Deck carpet???

I don't even have saloon carpet much less deck carpet.

Sounds like it would be a soggy mess.
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Would it help to get is damp to aid in the stretching?
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:19 AM   #6
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Would it help to get is damp to aid in the stretching?
Contact marine carpet mfg's installer and ask questions, they must have run into this. Also, might be able to find answer on the net.

Maybe there is some sort of liquid could be sprayed on the carpet that assists it to stretch.

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Also, might be able to find answer on the net.


Art, I thought this was the net?

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Art, I thought this was the net?

Naw, Craig... Different "net"

This link represents fishing nets...
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before moving the snaps to get it down investigate soundown or other sources for silencing carpet underlayment.

A great addition if you like quiet.
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Would it help to get is damp to aid in the stretching?
I thought this as well. Maybe so. It has been cooking n the Texas heat for the past few days. I am on a trip and I will try it again when I get home. Maybe try different snap sequences as well. It is actually very well made carpet with a thick rubber backing.
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Try these snap stretchers, gives an additional 3/4 inch of adjustment and cheap enough to chuck out if they don't work.

Amazon.com: Canvas Snap Stretchers: Sports & Outdoors
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Try these snap stretchers, gives an additional 3/4 inch of adjustment and cheap enough to chuck out if they don't work.

Amazon.com: Canvas Snap Stretchers: Sports & Outdoors
Thanks LaBomba. I love it...will give them a try!!!!
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Ok I'm new here.Which one of you is Baker?
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Ok I'm new here.Which one of you is Baker?
they're identical twins

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Thanks ,that's what I thought just wasn't sure.
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Ok I'm new here.Which one of you is Baker?
The one that ain't Jimmy Buffet
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Ok I'm new here.Which one of you is Baker?
Aqui!!!!!.....if you're referring to my avatar....I am the guy that is NOT Jimmy Buffet!
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Sorry, my mistake .did not recognize him.
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