Originally Posted by zman
Isnt it easier to just do what I did to recarpet existing bunks...
Tools needed Razorblade knife, staple gun, pliers and flat blade screw driver. Maybe some sockets and wrenches in case you need to tighten any bunk bolts and nuts.
Take your boat to the lake...
Remove boat from trailer by launching and beach the boat...
Tear off carpet and remove any existing staples with flat screwdriver and pliers.
Cut carpet to bunk size and stable on...
Go fishing in boat...
Put boat back on trailer and go home...
I did something similar but with a few different approaches.
I had to do it twice because I accidentally bought the green chemical treated lumber which is now no longer good for aluminum boats. So buy Ceder in the appropriate length and width.
Recarpet the bunk in your garage using stainless steel staples and if you want to, use glue under the carpet to help attach it to the wood.
Then launch the boat (I had my wife hang out in boat so I didnít have to beach it).
Take off old bunks.
Clamp new bunks on, drill holes for lag bolts, bolt new bunks to bracket.
Take a piss.