Boat Trailer Bunks

Boat Trailer Bunks How-Tos

Re-carpeting Boat Trailer Bunks The Process

Trailer bunks are used to load and unload a boat. One of the most crucial materials that feature on the boat trailer bunks is the carpeting. This particular kind of marine-grade carpet makes launching easy. It is friendly to the gel coat

Items Needed:

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Measuring tape
  • Marine-grade carpet
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Staple gun
  • Stainless steel staples
  • Waterproof carpet adhesive (optional)
Replacement Carpet for Bunks on a Trailer

The carpet adhesive should be applied on the top side only. Using it on the bottom side makes the carpet pull together or form pleats when the boat is launched.

Not all people find it necessary to use waterproof adhesive alongside the stainless steel staples. They argue that the carpet will usually age more quickly compared to the staples starting to rust.

Aging or deteriorating trailer bunks is part and parcel of the boating experience. Some people will replace the whole trailer bunks when they notice aging or the carpet starts to rot. However, this is not necessary. You can simply replace the old carpet with a new one. This task can be done by anyone who feels competent enough. In fact, with the proper tools and material a weekend is more than enough to replace the boat trailer bunks. Besides saving your boat from damage when launching you also save on cost as well.