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Old 10-16-2016, 08:18 PM
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Question Caliber Bunk Wrap

Does anybody have experience using Caliber bunk wrap instead of carpet.
I am thinking of using Cyprus 2x6 with Caliber bunk wrap to replace my old bunks on my PolarKraft trailer.


WebSite: http://www.caliberproductsinc.com/ma.../BunkWraps.php

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Old 10-17-2016, 04:38 AM
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Why not marine grade pressure treated wood for the trailer bunks..........
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Interested in hearing any feedback as I need to re-cover my bunks under my Lund and would like a longer lasting alternative to carpet. Website doesn't say if suitable for an aluminum boat with rivets and only boats I saw pictured or mentioned were fiberglass.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:55 AM
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Pressure treated lumber and Alum dont mix.

http://articles.philly.com/2008-11-1...opper-aluminum
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Article on the rot resistance of various woods

http://garden.org/learn/articles/view/977/

Domestic Species

Exceptionally resistant: black locust, red mulberry, osage orange, and Pacific yew.


Resistant or very resistant: old-growth bald cypress, catalpa, cedar (either eastern or western red cedar), black cherry, chestnut, junipers, honey locust, white oak, old-growth redwood, sassafras, and black walnut.

Moderately Resistant: second-growth bald cypress, Douglas fir, eastern larch, western larch, old-growth eastern white pine, old-growth longleaf pine, old-growth slash pine, and second-growth redwood.
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http://www.caliberproductsinc.com/ma...rapsRetail.php
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Quote:
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Pressure treated lumber and Alum dont mix.

http://articles.philly.com/2008-11-1...opper-aluminum
Not true as there are MARINE grade pressure treated wood.

http://www.trailmastertrailers.com/b...r_features.php
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:46 AM
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http://www.buildingproductsplus.com/..._specguide.pdf

The link above describes the process of pressure treating wood. Both to treat commercial products as well as marine products.

When I read through the specifications, it still appears that the CCA treated wood - including the wood for marine applications should not be in contact with Aluminum.

If so, likely not the best use for trailer bunks for aluminum hulled boats.

Something else may be going on in the treatment of the wood for marine applications, but I am unable to find the difference in the above specification.

But, there likely is a difference that is not clearly pointed out in the specification.

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I also forgot to point out that I changed my bunks on my old Grumman boat after about 10 years from rot. Used pressure treated wood from Home Depot........so probably not Marine grade but then wrapped those pressure treated 2x4's with indoor/outdoor carpeting.......ten years later re-wrapped those same 2x4's with new (same stuff as I had a lot) carpeting and traded that boat in after owning it for exactly 30 years..........NO issues with the pressure treated wood underneath my aluminum hull whatsoever.

I wouldn't hesitate to do it again if need be.......
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Pressure treated wood is not the same as it was 10 years ago.
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