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    Default Marine Carpets and rain....

    Stupid newbie carpet question....

    Just had the boat detailed and carpets cleaned... spent a wonderful weekend on the water... then as the boat is sitting in the trailer about to be put in the garage... torrential downpour of rain and hail and thunder/lightning for 3 hours. (I was gone and couldn't move it.)


    Should I unsnap the carpets and let them air dry off the boat, or can I leave them in and just leave the cover off in the heated garage for them to dry?

    Just unsure on how much moisture is expected and want to avoid mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandalling View Post
    Stupid newbie carpet question....

    Just had the boat detailed and carpets cleaned... spent a wonderful weekend on the water... then as the boat is sitting in the trailer about to be put in the garage... torrential downpour of rain and hail and thunder/lightning for 3 hours. (I was gone and couldn't move it.)


    Should I unsnap the carpets and let them air dry off the boat, or can I leave them in and just leave the cover off in the heated garage for them to dry?

    Just unsure on how much moisture is expected and want to avoid mold.
    haha. This Just happened to me lats night. I pulled the cover off the boat yesterday to air it out. And then then it rained while I was sleeping.

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    Happened to me too last night...you all must be in SoCal

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2k5 View Post
    Happened to me too last night...you all must be in SoCal
    Just a few exits down the 210 from you. haha

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    LOL - How much rain did we get last night? I slept right through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XClutchboy725 View Post
    LOL - How much rain did we get last night? I slept right through it!
    Enough to soak my carpet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XClutchboy725 View Post
    LOL - How much rain did we get last night? I slept right through it!
    It was about a full days worth...but in 10 minutes

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    Definitely let it dry out thoroughly. It will dry better out doors than in your garage. Run a fan too for a few days to get in the areas that don't see much airflow.

    That moldy musty smell is so nasty...

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    My carpet isn't snap in so i've always let the boat sit out in the sun for a while when it needs to dry. Mine got soaked (SOAKED) in rain back in march but after drying in the sun for a day it was fine. Never had an issue.

    BTW, i ran to harbor freight Sat morning before the rain started and grabbed a 29x19' tarp to go over the boat and cover. Goes all the way to the ground and got it on LITERALLY as the first drops came down. Boat is bone dry!
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    glad to see that you made it to harbor frieght in time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blowncat 509 View Post
    glad to see that you made it to harbor frieght in time!
    Oh man I was flying on the way home. It rained the whole way until just before the exit for 154 and then it stopped. Got home, unfolded that thing and was running back and forth trying to get it placed right (try moving a 600 sq ft tarp by yourself in the wind!), crawling under the trailer getting it all tied down and literally made it with not a second to spare.
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