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  • Here are a few pics of my re-carpeting.

    For the carpet I used door mats from Home Depot:

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132462&g2_serialNumber=4

    First step is to get the old carpet off. I found that lacquer thinner worked much better than acetone.

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132433&g2_serialNumber=4

    I glued on the new carpet in sections. Align the carpet and start in the center first. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS on the can of contact cement, be patient and wait till the stuff is tacky like duct tape before pushing the carpet down, then clamp uniformly with foam or whatever for 24 hours between sections.

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132437&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132443&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132440&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132446&g2_serialNumber=4

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132449&g2_serialNumber=4<br />

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132452&g2_serialNumber=4

    Oh yes I did Armour All my tires... dance

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • Good job on the refurb, and I have never seen tires so shiny!!!!

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    Marty
    1984 Hobie 16 Redline Yellow Nationals, "Yellow Fever"
    Opelika, Al / Lake Martin
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  • Nice job. Proof you can never have roo many clamps. But seriously, that will not lift off edges for a long time. I may need to do the same on mine.

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado
    Nacra 5.0

    CT
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  • martyrGood job on the refurb, and I have never seen tires so shiny!!!!


    Thanks. The bottle of Armour All just happened to be sitting on the shelf next to the contact cement. I figure why not, if it gets me a couple of extra years out of the tires...maybe thoroughly wash and coat the tires once a year.

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • ctcatamanNice job. Proof you can never have roo many clamps. But seriously, that will not lift off edges for a long time. I may need to do the same on mine.


    Thanks. The clamps are Harbor Freight $1 apiece when on sale. I had 10 and bought 10 more for this project.

    https://www.harborfreight…clampspreader-68974.html

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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