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Offline Tunacious

Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« on: October 29, 2017, 02:01:44 PM »
Has anyone ever taken out the carpet on the roof of a hard top and replaced it with something that's easier to keep clean.

I've seen a few posts on replacing the carpet.

How much of s job was it ??

My boat gets a lot of abuse and I'd like to keep it cleaner any way I can.
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Online headduck

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 07:19:59 PM »
What if it was replaced with some sort of acoustic foam sheet? Cleanable but still pretty functuonal...
1987 17' Sea Ranger 2015 Mercury 115 2012 Evinrude 9.8

Offline Tom Mac

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 07:48:28 PM »
I think the roof may drip with condensation if you take it out.
1991 Sea Ranger 17, 2014 F90 Yamaha, 2008 T8 Yamaha

Offline Tunacious

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 09:14:05 PM »
Condensation might be s problem.
Does anyone know a good way to clean the carpet.
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 09:34:58 PM »
What if it was replaced with some sort of acoustic foam sheet? Cleanable but still pretty functuonal...

Sea Dek ?
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline FishAddict

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 10:39:59 PM »
You could spray or roll Cabelas tuff stuff instead of carpet.  I have redone a few boat floors that turned out nice and it's easy to touch up in any high wear areas.
21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline Peddler

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 10:10:34 AM »
A marine vinyl headliner material would be my suggestion.  I suspect it's going to be a B!%$* to remove the carpet though.  I see strong glue and removal in small pieces, scraping, sanding(?), etc.  Clean it with a hand-held steam cleaner, or a light mixture of bleach/water in spray bottle (eye and respiratory protection required).
Wishin' I was Fishin'

Offline Diablo

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 10:16:41 AM »
AstroTurf  :jester:
'98 19SR  '15 E Tec 115, '10 Honda 8
'88 17SR  '90 Johnson 90, Honda 8, SOLD

Offline Tom Mac

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2017, 11:31:12 AM »
My wife has a carpet cleaner with a stair attachment, I bet something like that would work. Just don't ask me to lend you hers she claims its her favorite tool in the house!
1991 Sea Ranger 17, 2014 F90 Yamaha, 2008 T8 Yamaha

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 12:28:31 PM »

I wonder if Jabsco stripper would damage the gel coat ?

Might try a small spot after you rip off the headliner.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Tunacious

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 07:09:14 PM »
I moor my boat in Garbaldi and right next to the marina is a mill that spews out dust. 

I think I may just clean the carpet with carpet cleaner of some sort and then leave my back curtain hanging all the time.

I think the back curtain will help keep the headliner clean.

I had my headliner come loose one time and it was hanging.  I had to buy a can of spray glue and re glued it to the roof.  It looked like it would come down pretty easily.
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Online Markshoreline

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 07:33:02 PM »
Here's some suggestions, I've used the Starbrite product and it works great!  The mildew doesn't seem to come back.

https://www.thesmartconsumer.com/best-mildew-remover/
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline Tunacious

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 07:08:33 AM »
Here's some suggestions, I've used the Starbrite product and it works great!  The mildew doesn't seem to come back.

https://www.thesmartconsumer.com/best-mildew-remover/

Where did you buy that stuff at.  I see I can order it.
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Online Markshoreline

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 08:15:57 AM »
The starbrite stuff is at all boat supply stores, though they may have one of the other brands in the link above. 
Amazon has it too.
https://www.amazon.com/Star-brite-Mildew-Stain-Remover/dp/B00EXIVVTE/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1509462912&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=starbrite+mildew+stain+remover&psc=1
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline Marine40

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 09:05:10 AM »
I replaced mine along time ago. It is the same product that is in the cuddy. The cost was really cheap, maybe 20 bucks for the carpet and the 3m spray adhesive.

I use to have a pro carpet cleaning business so I was able to clean it also. The machine did a great job.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2017, 09:09:37 AM by Marine40 »
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline FWilliams

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 09:40:54 PM »
google "cleaning or replacing monkey fur"in a boat and you will see many ideas on the subject
2007 21 ft. Sea Ranger HT 115 Yamaha 4 stroke  9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke

Offline straiteagle

Re: Getting rid of the carpet on the roof???
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 09:50:10 AM »
After you kill the mold with a mold/mildew spray, let the top dry, then spray with this- comes in various versions- really helps keep future mildew from forming.  http://www.concrobium.com/products/mold-control-aerosol/