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Old 02-23-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Boat carpet replacement.

We are replacing the snap-in carpet in our 2003 Sea Ray Sundeck 220.
Snapincarpet.com offers carpet which is identical to the original stuff that came with the boat. They also offer a vinyl material called "Marine Weave" which looks like teak. Has anyone had any experience with Marine Weave? We like the way it looks and it seems like it would be easy to clean but we are concerned that it might be hotter under foot in the sun.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:30 PM   #2
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Who puts the snaps in the replacement carpet to line up with the snaps on your boat floor?

There are a lot of good vinyl flooring products available now. They would be great in a situation where your carpet gets wet and does not dry completely. I am always worried about mold. A wet carpet in warm weather is an invitation for mold.
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Snap in Carpet provides the snaps. buyer installs. Kind of a pain to install, but the only way to be sure alignment is correct.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:26 AM   #4
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I went to the boat show last week and all the new Formula's have the new weave material. I think it looks and feels fantastic. It doesn't hold water like carpet so it dries quickly. When you wash it the water runs right through. Comes in all kinds of colors. No mold or mildew. I'm getting close to needing to replace the snap in carpet in my Formula.
I will definitely lean towards the weave.

Here's a link to one Manufacturer http://www.sailrite.com/Fabrics/Mari...arine-Flooring
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Could also consider SeaDek material, seeing lots of manufacturers using this on various areas mostly on swim platforms but I have seen it installed in cockpits as well.

It looks really nice new but how well it stands the test of time is a different story. Maybe somebody that has a boat with it can chime in.

http://www.seadek.com/

They have a while DIY section if you are so inclined.
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Could also consider SeaDek material, seeing lots of manufacturers using this on various areas mostly on swim platforms but I have seen it installed in cockpits as well.

It looks really nice new but how well it stands the test of time is a different story. Maybe somebody that has a boat with it can chime in.

http://www.seadek.com/

They have a while DIY section if you are so inclined.

Thanks Maxum.

I went to their website and I like the look of it. I was hoping to use a snap in product rather than something stuck in with adhesive. We have two big dogs and I wonder how Sea deck would stand up to their claws.
Tough decision but I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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When we ordered our pontoon boat I chose not to have carpet put in. It is so easy to clean the floor without a carpet. I would not recommend a carpet. Just my opinion!!
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I replaced my snap in carpets with a snap in weave type, some of the boat manufacturers call is 'seagraas' or something similar.

We are very happy with it.

Water just rolls of of it, so you are no longer feeling like you are walking on a wet sponge after swimming.

If some one spills something, just rinse it easily off.

Sand from a sandbar is easystem to rinse away.

I don't have a pet on board, but it should be easier to clean and not hold pet hair like a carpet will.

It looks great, we went with a teak look.

It does feel a little different under bare feet not as soft feeling as some carpets are.

After a season or two, I like it.
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Hey Rich,
Wondering if you had someone install/make the weave floor covering or if you did it yourself.

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I had the local shop: Ship-Shape marine do the entire project. They did a nice job. http://www.shipshapemarineworks.com/

Originally I was thinking of using an online vendor, like this 'better than teak #5':
http://www.snapincarpet.com/marine-weave.cfm

But after talking with Ship Shape Marine, for the price difference, I was happy to have them custom template my boat, doing it exactly as I wanted, instead of the cookie cutter online option.

I'm pretty sure they used this "infinity fabric" brand, but I don't know if it was from this supplier:
http://www.sailrite.com/Infinity-Lux...-Dark-Teak-102

They added custom edge binding (my choice of color) and also created a custom template, as well as installed all the snaps. All I had to do was write the check!

I'd say you could come and see it, but the boat is currently covered in shrink wrap and will be for a couple of months more.
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Thanks so much for the reply and info.
My boat will come out of storage in April and I'll plan to get it done then.

Thanks again!!
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Thanks Rich. I really appreciate hearing from someone who has had it installed.
We'll probably go with the online pattern to save a few dollars.
if you are anywhere near Fays Boatyard in early May and you hear loud swearing, you'll know I'm installing the snaps.
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I'm in view of Fay's, so I'll probably hear you!

One hint, get a GOOD snap crimp tool, one similar to this one:
http://www.snapincarpet.com/ecommerc....cfm?item_id=9

Or rent one.

The lesser types that you see in hardware shops, home depot, or even west marine won't do the job.

A boat neighbor went through two or three of the cheaper ones before borrowing a proper tool to finish his self install snap in job.

A tool similar to this one seemed to be junk and won't do the job:
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-...tool--15543663
By the time you put enough pressure on it (it wasn't always possible) the tool would bend, and the crimps would often be less than satisfactory.
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Completely agree with what Rich says regarding the right snap tool. I also highly recommend you only use all stainless steel snaps. They are hard to find but will outlast and work a lot better than the low quality snaps sold at most places. I buy mine here...http://www.sailrite.com/

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Thanks Rich. I really appreciate hearing from someone who has had it installed.
We'll probably go with the online pattern to save a few dollars.
if you are anywhere near Fays Boatyard in early May and you hear loud swearing, you'll know I'm installing the snaps.
Thanks everyone.
I'm also at Fay's and installed snaps on new carpet last year. I bought the tool offered by snap in carpet for that purpose. If you need an assist or to borrow the tool please PM me.
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I have a vinyl type of floor on my 2015 pontoon boat, Starcraft, yes it can get hot, but based on what I have seen with carpet issues and getting wet, staining with spills, would never go any other way than some type of vinyl teak looking floor


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I have a vinyl type of floor on my 2015 pontoon boat, Starcraft, yes it can get hot, but based on what I have seen with carpet issues and getting wet, staining with spills, would never go any other way than some type of vinyl teak looking floor


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