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Old 09-24-2011, 05:51 PM
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Wish I had seen the ultimate bunk boards before I rebuilt mine. I replaced all my wood with PT then put 1/2" Starboard on top of them, it works great but it was a lot of work.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:30 AM
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Out of curiosity, what was the cost of the starboard for the lumber topping?

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:32 AM
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Wish I had seen the ultimate bunk boards before I rebuilt mine. I replaced all my wood with PT then put 1/2" Starboard on top of them, it works great but it was a lot of work.
That looks good MacCTD!! Like REW, I'm kinda curious what the cost was to do that job? I've priced out the Ultimate boards for my existing trailer and its over $400 so I'm kinda curious in regards? Again though, very nice looking job you did!!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:29 PM
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That looks good MacCTD!! Like REW, I'm kinda curious what the cost was to do that job? I've priced out the Ultimate boards for my existing trailer and its over $400 so I'm kinda curious in regards? Again though, very nice looking job you did!!!


The outer bunks are 3' 8" the center bunks are 10' 8". I replaced them with pressure treated 2X4s and new galvanized hardware. I filled the top bolt holes with silicone after tightening them down.
I ordered .5" Starboard pre cut to 3.5" width in 54" lengths, the longest you can ship without paying an oversize fee. I ordered it from Cesany plastics, http://www.yachtwindows.com/ I have ordered a lot of Starboard from them over the years, always good pricing and fast shipping.
I was not sure what type of screws to use, I looked around and found some 305 stainless deck screws, guaranteed not to corrode and any environment. I had to countersink the heads but you cannot buy a countersink bit with the right shank angle for deck screws so after I predrilled all the holes I used a drill bit the same size as the screw head diameter, I did a couple test holes and had a problem with the drill being pulled into the Starboard, I only wanted to go in a little more than .125" I used a scrap 2X4 and adjusted the drill bit in the drill so it only protruded the amount I wanted to drill, worked great. I used 10 screws in each smaller bunk and 30 in each larger bunk.
Cost was $90 for the Starboard, $30 for the 2X4s, screws and silicone and a couple hours time.
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The outer bunks are 3' 8" the center bunks are 10' 8". I replaced them with pressure treated 2X4s and new galvanized hardware. I filled the top bolt holes with silicone after tightening them down.
I ordered .5" Starboard pre cut to 3.5" width in 54" lengths, the longest you can ship without paying an oversize fee. I ordered it from Cesany plastics, http://www.yachtwindows.com/ I have ordered a lot of Starboard from them over the years, always good pricing and fast shipping.
I was not sure what type of screws to use, I looked around and found some 305 stainless deck screws, guaranteed not to corrode and any environment. I had to countersink the heads but you cannot buy a countersink bit with the right shank angle for deck screws so after I predrilled all the holes I used a drill bit the same size as the screw head diameter, I did a couple test holes and had a problem with the drill being pulled into the Starboard, I only wanted to go in a little more than .125" I used a scrap 2X4 and adjusted the drill bit in the drill so it only protruded the amount I wanted to drill, worked great. I used 10 screws in each smaller bunk and 30 in each larger bunk.
Cost was $90 for the Starboard, $30 for the 2X4s, screws and silicone and a couple hours time.
I want to say it looks very nice! I have a question for you ... If you had carpeted bunks before, how would you rate the difference in how easy/hard the boat loads and unloads?

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:09 PM
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I want to say it looks very nice! I have a question for you ... If you had carpeted bunks before, how would you rate the difference in how easy/hard the boat loads and unloads?

Thanks!

It slides on and off alot easier, also no more potential issues with corrosion, with the salt water there can be issues with PT wood as the carpet holds the moisture against the hull.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:26 AM
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It slides on and off alot easier, also no more potential issues with corrosion, with the salt water there can be issues with PT wood as the carpet holds the moisture against the hull.

Thanks for the answer!
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