Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
jwhit88, Fisherman954, Mud Liger, Joe111, EL Mike
102702 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82848
hopalong 74363
Pilothawk 73411
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59859
Tritonman 56816
Derek 56400
SkeeterRonnie 52450
LoneStarSon® 52210
facebook
Forum Stats
102702 Members
61 Forums
858747 Topics
11265232 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11864910 - 10/04/16 07:37 PM DIY Bunks Questions.... again
ABit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/24/15
Posts: 115
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
I know this gets talked about a lot, but I have a few more questions about building your own bunks.

- Where do you suggest buying the pressure treated pine at? The stuff I saw at Lowes looked like hell.

- What's everyone's preference on carpet? What's the best product for the lowest price?

- What type of glue are you all using on the top of the wood to glue the carpet to the wood? I have seen several conflicting suggestions and I'd like to know what you all have had good luck with.

Side note, has anyone ever sprayed the wood with a waterproof spray to keep it from rotting? Something like that Flex Seal they used to show "As Seen on TV". I was wondering if something like that could extend the life of the wood.

As always, thanks for your advise!
_________________________
2012 Nitro Z8 - Mercury 200
Everything I know about fishing I learned from TFF.

Top
#11865187 - 10/04/16 09:32 PM Re: DIY Bunks Questions.... again [Re: ABit]
Stump jumper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6983
Loc: Rockwall
I have always just used PT from HD and plain IO carpet. I staple but do not glue. Boards last 10 years. Lags start to back at some point. I just swap out with next size up. When I replace at 10 years boards are still solid. I have used to build deer blinds with. Current bunks are over 10 years old and still solid. Carpet is a little worn.

Top
#11866060 - 10/05/16 12:54 PM Re: DIY Bunks Questions.... again [Re: ABit]
ABit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/24/15
Posts: 115
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
What did you mean by lags and swap out with next size?
_________________________
2012 Nitro Z8 - Mercury 200
Everything I know about fishing I learned from TFF.

Top
#11866061 - 10/05/16 12:54 PM Re: DIY Bunks Questions.... again [Re: ABit]
ABit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/24/15
Posts: 115
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
And thank you for the info!
_________________________
2012 Nitro Z8 - Mercury 200
Everything I know about fishing I learned from TFF.

Top
#11866922 - 10/05/16 09:22 PM Re: DIY Bunks Questions.... again [Re: ABit]
Bob Landry Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2020
Loc: Austin, Tx
By the time you find and buy the wood and carpet and add your time putting itall together, Ultimate Bunk Boards begin to look pretty good. You'l never have to deal with bunks again.
_________________________
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Helix 12 CHIRP SI, HB 1199, MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic

Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel

Top
#11867009 - 10/05/16 10:06 PM Re: DIY Bunks Questions.... again [Re: ABit]
ABit Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/24/15
Posts: 115
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
Yeah, you almost had me convinced on the UBB. Haha.

My concern is all the flex. I know the aluminum braces will help but being that I have 6 bunks on my trailer, it's a big bill to pay for a boat I don't plan on keeping for more than two more years. I'm just going to see how inexpensive I can get the quality on wood without worrying about it lasting a lifetime.
_________________________
2012 Nitro Z8 - Mercury 200
Everything I know about fishing I learned from TFF.

Top
#11867804 - 10/06/16 12:47 PM Re: DIY Bunks Questions.... again [Re: ABit]
Bob Landry Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2020
Loc: Austin, Tx
They do have a lot of flex to them, even when installed as recommended and I was also worried about that. I went to my local metal place and had them cut some 2" aluminum channel to go between the trailer bunk supports. I countersunk and through-bolted them to the bottom of the boards the same way I mounted the boards. The aluminum channel was $2 a ft. The factory installed supports would have added $9 a ft to the price of the boards. $7 a ft was a significant savings and I'll never deal with bunks again. That said, I plan on keeping my rig for a long time and I launch and load 3-4 times a week by myself, so anything helps.


Edited by Bob Landry (10/06/16 12:48 PM)
_________________________
2015 Seaark 1872 MV CC Etec-90
Helix 12 CHIRP SI, HB 1199, MinnKota Riptide ST80/i-pilot Link, Bob's Hydraulic

Bitter Gun Owner
Bitter Clinger
Armed Infidel

Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide