At first, I was skeptical about adding carpeting to our family boat. After all, boats get wet and mold breeds in damp conditions; however, upon further research I did find plenty of stylish marine carpeting to choose from. The flooring addition definitely gave the boat a more elegant look.
Every now and then, the carpeting gets damaged from water or from everyday wear and tear. Rather than ripping out all of the carpet and starting anew, I use leftover carpeting from the original installation for repairs. I simply use a knife to remove the damaged section, and then fill the spot with new carpet – making sure to match the direction of the weave. While I’m working on repairs I usually send the boys out to run some errands, like picking up the best outboard motor oil.