Re: Bass Tracker Makeover
I can onlt speak on behalf of the carpet. Going from experience, as much as you don't want to hear it....buy the factory kit. It will have a much better end result. It is made for your boat, and it will fit correctly. Plus that part of the project will go much faster.
The kit might seem expensive, but it will come with everything you need. Don't forget to factor in the cost of adhesive, and other misc. stuff that adds up.
If you are handy you can just buy marine grade carpet. Trust me in that you get what you pay for. If you go this route buy the best you can afford. I have cheap marine grade carpet in my boat from cabelas. It works OK, but it's thin and quickly wears though in high traffic areas such as the edge of a step. I used a router to round the edges of the plywood I used, and double layered the carpet in those spots. After a few years it wears through.
Keep in mind that if you buy any type of carpet you will need more than just the surface area. Carpet wraps around door opening, decks, and other transitions. You will need more than you think, and there will be a lot of waste.
NEVER use indoor/outdoor carpet. It's made to use on a porch floor. Not in boat.
All in all if you buy carpet that is of less quality that you have in your boat now you will not be happy with it. My Dad has a bass tracker, and they use a mid grade carpet.
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