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Owensjoe1977

Carpet Replacement - 2012 VTX

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Owensjoe1977

We have the Malibu snap out carpet, and I was wondering if anyone has replaced it with the nice padded flooring look that is in the new boats? My flooring has a texture to it, probably because there wasn't carpet glued down to it. Will it work? Does anyone have any ideas on good companies? I would only do the padding on the main area, simply a direct replacement to the snap out carpet.

Thanks!

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saxton15

The seadek or gatorstep products are like big stickers. You simply peel and lay them down. The textured floor is standard for all boats with snap in. A few guys have done this conversion on here.

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Badger

I'm quite certain that I'm moving to Dekadence or Gator Step next Spring. I'm not sure if Gator Step has a VTX pattern available yet. I've been meaning to call them one of these days.

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?/topic/58123-dekadence-mat/

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?/topic/53737-gator-step-turned-out-awesome/

If anyone wants to buy an almost-new VTX carpet insert, let me know.

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oldjeep

I'm quite certain that I'm moving to Dekadence or Gator Step next Spring. I'm not sure if Gator Step has a VTX pattern available yet. I've been meaning to call them one of these days.

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?/topic/58123-dekadence-mat/

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?/topic/53737-gator-step-turned-out-awesome/

If anyone wants to buy an almost-new VTX carpet insert, let me know.

Out of curiosity - why? I'd consider your carpet as a spare, although 4 seasons haven't really put any wear on mine. Not sure I get the appeal of the rubber flooring, especially the stuff that has little divots in it.

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Badger

My wife has super-human smell capabilities. I can't dry that carpet insert fast enough to keep away even the faintest musty smell, which she then complains about.

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oldjeep

My wife has super-human smell capabilities. I can't dry that carpet insert fast enough to keep away even the faintest musty smell, which she then complains about.

FWIW - a carpet fan works really well. On the rare occasion that our carpet is actually wet when the boat goes in the garage I just set it on the floor of the boat and it drys it pretty quickly. I don't recall where I got mine from but it was something we bought for the basement originally, definitely was under $100.

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Wakesetter67

I will be going with the gatorstep flooring this winter, I love carpet but it always gives off that musty smell, I will toggle back and forth and be able to allow my carpet to dry thoroughly, I noticed a lot of the water gets trapped under the rubber backing of the carpet, I did not care for the rubber flooring until I actually rode in a few boats with it and now i'm liking it better, Still carpet is favorite, But being able to go back & forth will be a plus, I do a lot of youth activity's and some camp out retreats, and It would be nice not having to worry about my carpet getting dirty, When these kids our in our boat I want them to relax and not have to be so careful,

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oldjeep

I don't see how water/stink is not going to be an issue under any form of stick down flooring when used over the top of textured decking.

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Badger

That's why I'm leaning towards Deckadence, but need to see it in person before I'd order it.

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Wakesetter67

I just wanted the ability to dry out my carpet, We go a couple of times a week and on the week end, It never seems to dry between times, Who knows I may just stick with the Gator step and store my carpet and bring it out for those romantic cruises. :whistle: LOL

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Chrisjjbrown

I just wanted the ability to dry out my carpet, We go a couple of times a week and on the week end, It never seems to dry between times, Who knows I may just stick with the Gator step and store my carpet and bring it out for those romantic cruises. :whistle: LOL

So I take it gator step is removable? Does it just use the existing buttons to connect to the floor.

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That Guy

Gatorstep is not removeable. It is a peel and stick. I have a bow piece on my boat now and hate my snap-in carpet so will be ordering the entire floor in Gatorstep. Love the stuff.

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Wakesetter67

I will either take out the snaps or lengthen them, My carpet is so heavy it will not blow out , I have not had it snapped in all year,

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saxton15

My carpet seems to dry out without issue. My boat sits in the water with an evo cover. I don't get a musty smell when I open it up. Only once this summer did I find it damp inside, but it had rained like mad the entire week.

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Wakesetter67

My 2010 Carpet was lighter wieght and dried fast. this 2015 carpet is a lot heavier!

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