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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:43 pm 
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Any tips on replacement material for Hobie hull cradles?
Our club's cradle covers are shot! I was wondering if there is a specific replacement or if I could go to Home Depot or the like and get some indoor/outdoor carpet.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Home Depot it is... Carpet and contact cement.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:02 pm 
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I replaced the carpet on my trailer cradles, they're the same thing. Lowe's carried two grades of astro-turf, I went with the better quality for a couple bucks more. I cut out square sections that I knew would be a little bigger than I needed to cover the interior of the cradle. I covered the carpet and the cradel with liberal coats contact cement (DAP Weldwood Gel Formula, red can with a black stripe at the top). Then with a little pulling, I was able to get the material on and around the curved edges of the cradle without leaving any wrinkles. Then I rolled a heavy piece of steel pipe over it to press it down. After it was dried and cured, I used a carpet knife to trim the excess carpet off the edges. Looks great. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:17 am 
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Thanks Guys!

Just wanted to check in and make sure I was doing it right.

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