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stein09

2019 23 lsv trailer bunk lengths

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stein09

Needing to buy carpet for my boat trailer. Noticed there were a few holes already worn in the carpet the other night when I was loading the boat. Does anyone know the lengths of each bunk? My boat is in storage and I was hoping to buy some carpet to redo the bunks before I go back out to my boat. Im planning on using stainless staples to secure it. With the carpet being new is there any problem with carpeting over the current carpet that is on the trailer?

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wdr

I can get you the lengths tonight. IMO, carpet on carpet is going to be a soggy, stinking mess that will most likely increase bunk rot rates. Because of how loose the new carpet will be I would be willing to bet that it will be even more prone to getting destroyed from all of the sliding around. You will most likely have to use crazy long staples to get through both sections of carpet to get it to stay. JM2C

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stein09

Good points wdr! Sounds like I am better off ripping the old carpet off. Might give me a chance to assess the integrity of the bunks too.

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dlb

Rip off the old and remove the staples.  Do it right.

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wdr

Sorry for the late post. 2- 2x4 x 4’ 10” 2- 2x6 x 8’ 2- 2x6 x 12’ bunk boards

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Infinitysurf

I replaced my bunk carpet which was getting some small holes in it after 4 seasons (I never power load either) with Gatorbak bunks this past Spring. Night and day difference, since I have 2x6 bunks I believe it was the GB550 I got along with the end caps. The carpet also collects sand/debris and since my hull is black, the carpet was scratching the hell out of the bottom of my boat. The Gatorback is made of composite and is ribbed. Cost is much higher initially of course (think I paid roughly $550 for full replacement materials including the stainless screws needed) but it will also last forever and being ribbed the water flows off the bunks almost immediately....the Gatorbak design also keeps the P.T. wood bunks from rotting cause the dont hold in the water like the carpet does. My carpet would still be wet 2 days after pulling the boat out and that is also not good for the gelcoat and I have seen that cause gelcoat blisters on some hulls.

Anyway....may be worth checking into the Gatorbak bunks

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