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    I already know the weight and most likely where im ordering im just kind of stuck on how much.

    18 foot sleek craft with sub floor. Floor area is 12 foot by 7.5 if you measure all the way up the sides of the inside. I also need to cover the gas tanks and trim around the seats.

    I was thinking 20 feet but i fear that may be too much. I dont want to short my self but dont want to waste a bunch either.

    How much carpet did you use?
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    I come up with 10 Sq yards, plus extra for your tanks.

    what is the width of the carpet your looking at?

    where is H2O MOFO when you need him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I come up with 10 Sq yards, plus extra for your tanks.

    what is the width of the carpet your looking at?

    where is H2O MOFO when you need him

    Im looking at 8.5 wide. Plenty to cover the width of the boat in one peice. the question i realy had was how much is the seat trim and tanks gonna take up since the 8.5 x 12 foot section will cover the floor.
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    My avatar boat is 20, and has over 30 running feet of carpet. The carpet was 8' wide. The only pace you can see glass is on the transom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I come up with 10 Sq yards, plus extra for your tanks.

    what is the width of the carpet your looking at?

    where is H2O MOFO when you need him
    lol The marine carpet I sell comes 6' and 12 ' wide, be aware most "outdoor" carpet does not have a marine back. As far as how much you need ... see how wide it comes and grab a tape meas. I'm not much of a carpet guy when it comes to boats.(I'd rather hose it out than try to vacuum)
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    lol The marine carpet I sell comes 6' and 12 ' wide, be aware most "outdoor" carpet does not have a marine back. As far as how much you need ... see how wide it comes and grab a tape meas. I'm not much of a carpet guy when it comes to boats.(I'd rather hose it out than try to vacuum)

    I have compared swatches of this compared to swatches sent by a site sponsor and they are damn near identical besides color. Weight is the same and this should be marine carpet not just out door carpet. I wont make that mistake.

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ID=1009&r=view
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    lol The marine carpet I sell comes 6' and 12 ' wide, be aware most "outdoor" carpet does not have a marine back. As far as how much you need ... see how wide it comes and grab a tape meas. I'm not much of a carpet guy when it comes to boats.(I'd rather hose it out than try to vacuum)
    MOFO, are you a carpet guy (besides the munchen type)????

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    I've done over 300 boats in my day. It's best to put it all in in pieces. When you do the floor and run it up the sides you will get wrinkles when you start to come into the bow. Always have the grain going to the back of the boat, easier to push water to the back that way. Lets hope you never have to. You will gain some left over when you come into the bow, in most cases that can be used for a seat base or 2. Lay it out on paper, than you know what you need and where it goes. It's a piece of cake. I've done up to 6 in one day, all 23's and 24's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    MOFO, are you a carpet guy (besides the munchen type)????
    i prefer the female carpet munchers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra1 View Post
    I've done over 300 boats in my day. It's best to put it all in in pieces. When you do the floor and run it up the sides you will get wrinkles when you start to come into the bow. Always have the grain going to the back of the boat, easier to push water to the back that way. Lets hope you never have to. You will gain some left over when you come into the bow, in most cases that can be used for a seat base or 2. Lay it out on paper, than you know what you need and where it goes. It's a piece of cake. I've done up to 6 in one day, all 23's and 24's.

    thank you for all the advice. My sleekcraft does not have a open bow in it. Also what i wanted to replace came out of the boat in reletivly two solid peices so i have a great template to do the new carpet. My only concern was how much the seat bases will use. A 12 x 8.5 sheet will cover the floor and tanks. I just did not know how many more feet would be required for the seat bases.

    In a 8.5 foot wide running foot, how many feet would it take you to trim two bucket seat bases and one bench?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    MOFO, are you a carpet guy (besides the munchen type)????
    Yes in my spare time I enjoy a little carpet cleaning.. You've probably driven by my shop Wolfie... ever heard of Shag-rug-la?
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    Dont buy anything but sunbrella, well unless you want to change it every other year.


    http://www.sunbrella.com/na/en/marine.pl

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    MOFO, are you a carpet guy (besides the munchen type)????
    I was wondering how long it would take for this topic to fork off

    Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder!


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    Quote Originally Posted by probablecause View Post
    I was wondering how long it would take for this topic to fork off
    Not long at all...

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    Dont buy anything but sunbrella, well unless you want to change it every other year.


    Thats a great suggestion but i checked their website and all i see is aphulstry and not carpet so im not sure that helps.
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