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Old 05-03-2012, 08:21 PM
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Im going to recart my bunks , and i see not to use treated lumber , so if that is the case can I use regular spruce and water seal it ? and should i use contact cement to glue the carpet on ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:11 PM
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C21,
Rather use cedar. But if you use cedar, since it is softer than some other woods, use a lumber size that is at least 1/3rd larger in size.

But if you want to use treated lumber it is just fine. Just be sure that you have a good layer of carpet on the bunks - especially if you have an aluminum boat loaded on the bunks. Then, be sure to use stainless steel fasteners and you will be just fine.

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:12 PM
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http://www.strongtie.com/productuse/ptwoodfaqs.html
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:13 PM
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http://www.aces.edu/poultryventilati...5ACQLumber.pdf
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:20 PM
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Another very good recommendation for bunk lumber is the use of Cypress.
Cypress is a very strong but rot resistant wood.

http://www.schallerhardwood.com/harwood_lumber.htm

http://www.hellotrade.com/midwest-ha...od-lumber.html
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:41 AM
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I'd try and get the cypress. Wet carpet and treated lumber sounds like a recipe for extreme chemical reactions between the bunks and aluminum hull.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:01 AM
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White oak would work well too, and might be easier/cheaper to find.

I had to redo the side rails on my shorelandr and and after buying the marine grade carpet, staples and such then spending the time to cut and install all that I think the $30 a pop alumacraft gets would have been a better way, ...just a thought

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:24 PM
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If you have an aluminum boat, check out Ultimate Bunk Boards. Never have to recarpet again. I put them under my Lund two years ago and couldn't be happier. Others have posted here on their positive experience with them. I don't know what the experience of glass boat owners has been, but they're ideal for aluminum rides.

http://www.ultimatebunkboards.com/
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:49 AM
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Jay, they still hold your boat tight at launch? How about leaving the lake, even winched, do the slide sideways or anywhere?
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