Like many other fishermen out there today, a brand-new bass boat is not always in the budget but with a little bit of time and money you can keep your boat looking great with multiple types of upgrades. Last year I found myself not only wanting but needing new seats for my 1998 Stratos 201, I ended my search for the perfect seats at www.bassboatseats.com after selecting the charcoal & gray high back bass boat seats. They provided sleek lines, a perfect fit, and comfort, all at an affordable price. Which left me leaving as another satisfied customer.
As we closed out 2017, I knew I was in dire need of new carpet since my existing was sun faded and beginning to tare away in some places. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to be using www.bassboatseats.com again to get quality product for this project. I placed a phone order for the 20oz midnight star gray carpet that I was going to be using, which was quick and painless and received the carpet in a matter of days, got to love speedy deliveries! Now this project was a little more than just re-carpeting since I had been wanting to remove my passenger console for some time now. I decided there was no better time than now! I was already pulling carpet up, so what’s a console too? The prep work is by far the key to a successful carpet replacement project. It took me all in all 7 days to get the carpet and console removed. This included the process of removing the older glue that was left behind after pulling the carpet off. The next step I had to do was construct the step that was going to take place of the console, which was then installed. Now came the tedious step, measuring and cutting the carpet. Whoever said “measure twice, cut once” couldn’t have said something wiser! From there I waited for the next sunny, clear day and began gluing the carpet pieces down, working my way from the front of the boat to the back. I did remove the doors while I was doing the prep work, which allowed me to ensure that the carpet was cleanly wrapped around each corner. So, as I finished the front deck, I then did the front deck doors and installed them. Next came my fabricated step and then the back deck, which was done the same way as the front. Finally, I had to cut the holes for the door locks and put them back on and I was done! I was so impressed with how simple the whole process actually was! The carpet rolled out perfectly and laid beautifully and in a matter of two weeks the interior of my boat was completely transformed. If you’re considering taking on a re-carpeting project, my advice would be not to over think it and just go for it! With some good old-fashioned manual labor, time, and quality product from www.bassboatseats.com, you will have a fresh looking interior that you WILL be proud of!
Before prep work.
During prep, before removal of console.
Completed project results.