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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    Did a test today, fastening marine carpet to a scrap piece of 2x4 using my pneumatic staple gun. Test was to adjust the depth of the narrow 1/4" wide, 3/4" leg stainless steel staples and to see what the holding power of the narrow staples would be. The holding power of one narrow staple is...
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    Locking outboard while boat is on the trailer

    It's 55 lbs which is too heavy for me at my old age and back problems. Not worth pulling my back again and being laid up for a month or two so I'll have to chance it by locking the motor and other methods. Thanks.
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    Locking outboard while boat is on the trailer

    I like that idea! I will cover the motor with something old and ratty along with locking the motor mount screws.
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    Locking outboard while boat is on the trailer

    Regarding outboard motor locks that go over the screw handles for the motor mount, here's a link to a youtube video that I found where the guy just pried open the device using a screwdriver and a hammer. At 2:35 in the video. He did not have to pick the key lock or cut the device using an...
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    Locking outboard while boat is on the trailer

    Have a 6HP Tohatsu outboard. Plan to leave the motor on the boat while the trailer is parked in our carport at home. (Carport so is not enclosed with a garage door.) Any recommendations for a good outboard motor lock that locks the two motor mount screw handles? Other ideas?
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    Thanks Dav. Looks like the plan is good to go.
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm not sure what is meant by "reduce your stitch length to twice that for 1/2" staples". Does it mean that if 1/2" wide staples are placed 4" apart, then space the 1/4" wide staples 2" apart?
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    Good point about the pull being sideways. Thanks.
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    To end this thread, I've decided to go ahead and use my pneumatic narrow crown stapler gun to secure the carpets to the bunks. Will see what happens. Thanks.
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    Using end cutting pliers, it's quite easy to pull nails out of wood. The leverage is substantial. I have one and pull all kinds of long nails out of wood with no problem. Staples would be easy peasy. But replacing the two 2x4 bunks if needed when the carpet needs replacing would be fine...
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    My concern is not getting 1/2" width by two adjacent narrow staples. It's whether the 1/4" width has enough holding power without being pulled through the carpet over time. Just asking if folks had actual experience using 1/4" narrow staples to secure bunk carpets, that's all. Thanks.
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    Have you used 1/4" narrow crown staples to secure bunk carpets? Hoping to receive results from folks who have actual experience with narrow crown staples. Thanks.
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    The seller for thick bunk carpets answered a question on Amazon and said: "Hello, Thank you so much for your inquiry. Given the thickness and increased pile height of our carpet we recommend stainless steel staples that are 5/8" or 3/4". Stainless steel staples that are 1/2" can be used if...
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    Googling has not found narrow crown staples in monel. Also, I already have a lot of stainless steel narrow crown staples with 3/4" legs left over from a previous job so I won't have to buy the staples. Thanks.
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    1/4" crown staples for bunk carpeting?

    T50 (1/2" wide) staples are normally recommended for stapling carpets to bunks. But I have a pneumatic gun that shoots narrow (1/4" wide) crown staples. I would be using the narrow 1/4" wide x 3/4" leg stainless steel staples. I'm not sure if the 1/4" width is wide enough to hold carpeting...
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    Help with Boat Info

    Maybe check Canadian laws regarding putting a stored boat back into service. Will they require that all back registration and other fees be paid to get the new registration?
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    determining trailer hitch height

    My view as a pure novice, is that level priority should be given to the tongue. When going over pot holes or bumps in the road, or angled driveways, a level tongue would give the most lee way for the hinging action on the trailer ball in either the up or down directions.
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    How to wrap carpet on side bunks

    I'm going to put two coats of epoxy resin on my side bunks. The side bunks will be about midway up on the sides of the boat so will mostly be out of the water except for wave action. Plus the short duration should not soak the 2x4 wood in the side bunks. Thanks.
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    How to wrap carpet on side bunks

    Nice picture! First time I've seen bare wood exposed on side bunks. Never saw that in my many hours of my Googling. My side bunks will be homemade out of 2x4's out of necessity. My DIY jon boat has straight vertical sides so my side bunks need to be vertical as well. The metal support "L"...
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    How to wrap carpet on side bunks

    With further test wrapping with pieces of paper on the 2x4 side bunk, I now see what you mean. Wrapping like a christmas present negates cutting the carpet right up to the 2x4 so less chance of tearing the carpet at the cut points with prolonged use. I'll have to test further using actual...
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