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Nautique Carpet Removal
Hello, I have a 2016 Nautique 200 and I would like to replace the carpet. Does anyone know how difficult it is to remove the old carpet?
I did it on our 98 Nautique at Sugarhouse Canvas in Midvale. An expensive pain and they put the wrong carpet in that stunk when it got wet. Don’t go there.
But I have a solution. Ski more with your neighbor up the hill with his 2016 200 and wear out his carpet:) Just here to help.
skip sells a carpet overlay for 200. Doesn't solve the problem but it is way less expensive and easy to take in and out.
Hello ScottPeterson! I did this with my 2013 SN CB. For removing all parts and the carpet I needed ~2 days. Cleaning everything and glueing the carpet takes ~2 days. And one day you will need for fixing all parts. I was lucky to get the original carpet that fits with width and length.
The most tricky part was the cutting of the carpet. I think I would not do it again. After 100 hrs on the new carpet it is flat again...
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Pull it and put in decadence flooring like the MC has. You can buy a roll on Amazon and cut it to size.
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We replaced the carpet on our '90 SN last winter. The toughest parts are scrapping all the old glue off, we used acetone and a puddy knife. Then cutting the new carpet can be a pain, we drew up a full diagram of the boat floor then laid that out on the carpet that was laid out on the driveway. After cutting the outside edges and the walls (3 separate pieces) out of the boat we stuck it in the boat and cut the engine bay out. and finally getting it to stick and stay stuck was difficult. It took two people, one to glue and one to hold and stretch out wrinkles. It took us a weekend to do, lot of work but the carpet looks a lot better than the stuff they put in back in 1990. We ordered very plush carpet from marine carpet.com. make sure you buy their marine glue, we used two buckets. After a season of heavy use it still looks as it did the day we put it in.
You are replacing the carpet on a 5 year old boat?
- not hard but it is tedious. You will have a good idea when you start pulling up the current carpet. Some glue may release easy and some will be really stuck, in my case it was part of both. Its worth doing the research on the replacement stuff as there are lots of options available from a variety of vendors. I was able to use the existing carpet as a pattern. Some of the online marine carpet vendors have decent Q & A and instructional video's to help. It took all 958 ipod songs to complete the project.
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