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Re: Dangers cutting carpet out
While the scoring of the fiberglass will never come out, I'm guessing you'll never get all the glue off either, so you're doomed to re-covering it somehow.
I do not like gluing carpet. However, if you make a good template of the floor out of brown wrapping paper, any local carpet supplier can make a custom piece for you. It really isn't very expensive, because the floor space on a boat is so small. Have them cut it to shape and bind the edges, if necessary. You may also consider having the back covered or the fiber webbing can shed, but that isn't mandatory. Then buy a large roll of carpet anti-slip padding and cut it to the same shape, just slightly smaller, with scissors. They will stay put and remain easily removable for cleaning or winter storage.
Some hard core salts look down their noses at carpet aboard, but we have a custom navy blue carpet in our salon. Very comfortable on bare feet, especially in the morning, and much warmer in the shoulder seasons here. (a cordless shop vac is a good idea, if you have carpet. DeWalt makes a great one)
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Last edited by Minnewaska; 12-21-2013 at 06:53 AM.