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What is a good average grade of boat carpet , money is tight , and my boat is out of the weather , but i don't wanta go real cheap, i wanta good carpet ?

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Goto local carpet stores & look a remnants! ;)

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The price largely based on face weight per square ft. and the type backing it's on.    Face weight is the amount of thread they used to make the pile.  16oz is about a light as I would go, and that used to be fairly standard back in the 90's.  Then they went to the more plush 20oz. and 22oz, and I'm sure some are ever heavier than that now. Ranger used to be the leader of the pack in that, since they had to make theirs a little more plush than everybody else's and then the others would follow suit. 

One of the main things you run into when replacing carpet is going with heavier, more plush carpet than the old 16oz stuff the lids bind and don't close.  Anytime time you upgrade, the lid spacing was for the OEM weight carpet and the heavier pile stuff don't fit in the space you have.  So, you have to take hair clippers or something and give the sides of all the lids a shave so you don't have to stomp on them to get them close and use a pry bar to get them open.

I haven't replaced carpet in a boat in almost 10 years, which mine is getting ready for it pretty soon, but the last two boats I've done, believe it or not, ordering it from Stratos boats was the cheapest I've found for a good quality carpet.  I actually have a 6'x32' piece of light blue from Stratos that when I ordered 27 square yards, they sent me 27 linear yards of 6' wide 20oz carpet. (doubled the amount I ordered)  I keep thinking I'm gong to put light blue in my burgundy and white boat instead of the light grey. 

I've always found the suppliers that deal specifically in boat carpet usually give you a much better selection, a better grade, at a better price than your local carpet shops. 

Also, if money is so tight, you are thinking about ordered the really cheap stuff, start saving and wait.  That stuff it way to much of a pain to put in and use something that's only going to last a few years.  

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On ‎11‎/‎30‎/‎2016 at 1:49 PM, Catt said:

Goto local carpet stores & look a remnants! ;)

Possibly something in a yellow shag?

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i gotta do my boat this winter too and i am dreading it. smh

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Way2Slow  I have a Triton are You saying buy from a Triton Dealership ? GodBless  &  Yhanks

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Every carpet store around here sales marine grade carpet.

I bought a 4' x 16' 20 oz textured heavy weight- Berber Style Marine Grade for $50.

It's Stain Resistant, UV Protected- Fade Resistant, Ravel Resistant • Mold and Mildew Proof, Three Year warranty, Rubber-backed carpet for boats

The shop was installing carpet on a pontoon boat, the left over was enough to do a 16' Jon boat.

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No, not necessarily.  It just happened when I was shopping around, Stratos gave me the best deal.  The first boat I bought carpet for from them for was a Stratos 176.  It was missing the windshield so I called Stratos to see I they had one.   It happens I had just been looking at a new 201 at a dealership (not to buy, just admiring) and really liked the carpet it had, so while on the phone, I asked the guy if they sold that carpet.  He said sure and gave me a price with shipping way better than anyone else I had tried, so I ordered it, and the windshield.  

A few years later I was restoring a 285 Pro.  I had tried several places looking pricing carpet for it.  I though what the heck, I called Stratos again, and they were a couple hundred dollars less, so I ordered it. 

Like an idiot, I put Dark Blue carpet in the boat to match the dark blue accent color.  Well, it only took a couple of trips in July here in GA for me to rip that stuff out.  I replaced it with light blue and again, Stratos beat the socks off everyone else.  Then on top of that, they screwed up the order and sent over twice as much as they were supposed to, so, I wound up with some very nice 6ft wide, 20oz light blue carpet for about $5 per linear yard.

Now, this was not because I had a Stratos boat, and they may be twice as high as everyone else now, if they will even sell it.  This was at least eight years ago, and they have changed hands a couple of times since then.   I just figured it was since the boat manufactures bought in such large quantities, they get it a whole lot cheaper than most carpet retailers could and Stratos didn't gouge you selling it.

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Way2Slow would you go to Stratos.com to check ?  Thanks for Your Help

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Wait now, I'm not your secretary, I think you can do that just as good as I can.   Besides, I called their parts department, I didn't buy it on line and I'm talking about some eight years ago, not recent.. 

Any of the boat manufactures that offer parts support may sell it, I just happen to try Stratos because of that I saw in the 201 and the fact I was on the phone ordering a windshield and happen to ask.

 

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Bassboatseats.com

This is where I bought my carpet and adhesive for my first boat.......I'll be doing again next winter to my current boat.

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2 hours ago, BassnChris said:

Bassboatseats.com

This is where I bought my carpet and adhesive for my first boat.......I'll be doing again next winter to my current boat.

+1, I bought some carpet and was well pleased with it. If anyone is looking for a good butt seat, they sell one for $50

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I've replaced the carpet in a couple of boats. I got mine from a local wholesale carpet company that had carpet for boats. Cost was around $150. Both times the carpet has served me well. 

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