Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Iambjm

Wheelhouse carpet

Recommended Posts

I finished off a Yetti 4 years ago and put outdoor carpet in it, navy blue. I hated it, was impossible to keep clean, stayed wet forever when we were using it. So I bit the bullet, bought the G-floor coin flooring. Ripped my old carpet out and lo and behold there was mold growing on the floor underneath it. Cleaned it up and will never have carpet in a wheelhouse again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used a product called Revitalize in my build. This is still early the first season but so far I really like it. Rolled on it has a light textured finish that has not yet been slippery from hole slush or fish slime. The floor wipes dry easily with an old towel. I plan to add a squeegee to make clean-up around the holes easier (a Jiffy isn't the best auger in a wheelhouse, lol). I am guessing Herculiner would be very similar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finished off a Yetti 4 years ago and put outdoor carpet in it, navy blue. I hated it, was impossible to keep clean, stayed wet forever when we were using it. So I bit the bullet, bought the G-floor coin flooring. Ripped my old carpet out and lo and behold there was mold growing on the floor underneath it. Cleaned it up and will never have carpet in a wheelhouse again.

Wow, 4 years already, times flying. It seems like just a short time ago I stopped in and said hi to you and a friend out of Appeldoorn's when you had just got it out one of the first times. Just keep a few old towels around so you can wipe up wet spots on setup days when your drilling holes and going in and out. A pair of rubber sole comfy warm cabin slippers are nice also to walk around in case someone just pulled up a big slimy eelpout and got the floor wet again! grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

did you use a one piece or the tiles? Does it get slippery? I was thinking about using herculiner.

I bought the roll 7.5x17, I noticed at the ice show that a lot of the wheelhouses have this in them. As far as slippery it really depends on what kind of boots you have on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The coin rubber can be slippery, but do an online search for rolled rubber flooring; it's available in different thicknesses and some colors. I think mine is 5/16ths. I installed some 1/2 inch for an outfitter and that was a bear to work with, but the thinner stuff is fine. The surface is kind of matte, pretty much the ideal fish house flooring in my book. I think it cost me about 300.00 to do my 6.5 x 14, including the very expensive adhesive it requires, but it's pretty much a lifetime floor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've read posts like this before but for the life of me I can't figure out why some people have so much trouble with carpet. Do you have pad holding water? Wrong type of carpet? Do you soak it and never dry it? Why doesn't it dry over the summer? I would never have a house without it but to each their own.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've read posts like this before but for the life of me I can't figure out why some people have so much trouble with carpet. Do you have pad holding water? Wrong type of carpet? Do you soak it and never dry it? Why doesn't it dry over the summer? I would never have a house without it but to each their own.

I did usethe cheapest indoor outdoor/carpet and did not glue it down. Maybe if I had spent more money and purchased the type of carpet they use in boats it wouldn't have done that. It would get wet whenever I used it in the winter and wouldn't dry out until the weather warmed up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheap-On that beautifull house you built last year? I use regular household carpet from our hotel with plastic action back, glue it down and never have a problem. I am kind of a clean freak with augers though. Another plug for ION because it doesn't throw slush and ice from wall to wall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • That's his story and he is sticking to it.   
    • I hear ya. Although unlike CWD, I don't think there will be as much debate among different hunting groups about how bad the effects are and what, if anything, should be done about it.  Doesn't help the deer any, but at least it won't turn into debates/accusations/conspiracy theories that rival any political campaign. 
    • Great anything else?  Start the slaughter!  😠
    • does he need to?  Sounds like he put a whoopin on the boys in the one practice he showed up and played in...
    • This is not good news:   http://www.startribune.com/virus-new-to-state-s-deer-inflict-quick-and-suspicious-deaths-in-herd-near-twin-cities/497832721/   "Quick and suspicious" deaths of several deer this month in a captive herd south of the Twin Cities are being attributed to a virus never before seen in deer in Minnesota, state officials said Wednesday.   The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has confirmed the first cases of epizootic Hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in seven animals in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County. There is no specific treatment or vaccine available in this country. Six of the deer died this month, the agency said, while a remaining buck "appears healthy at this time and is showing no clinical signs associated with this disease."   While this is the first detection of EHD among deer in the state, it is widespread across North America. There are no known health risks to humans, the Board of Animal Health said.   EHD has previously been detected in two Minnesota cattle in southern Minnesota — in Brown County in 2012, and Murray County in 2013.   "This virus is transmitted between deer by biting midges, or gnats, which are most active in the fall before they are killed by the first frost of the season," said Dr. Mackenzie Reberg, senior veterinarian with the Board of Animal Health. "These bugs can't travel far on their own, and we're concerned by this detection because the herd owner hasn't moved deer onto the property for several years."   The "quick and suspicious deaths of the animals," as the agency's announcement characterized them, alarmed the owner, who worked with a veterinarian to submit tissues from the carcasses to the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for investigation and confirmation.   Many deer species may be infected with EHD, but white-tailed deer are highly susceptible and experience high rates of mortality. Most die within 36 hours of clinical signs, which can include fever, anorexia, lethargy, stiffness, respiratory distress, oral ulcers, and severe swelling of the head and neck.   The Board has notified the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources of the newly confirmed cases.
    • Not so Young dumb and full of............   Anymore?  😜
    • I think Negan should be in a cell that has a couple walkers in a cell on each side. lol
    • So, is Butler playing in the season opener? Has he even practiced, other than that one infamous time?
    • 2 episodes in, and I don’t have much of anything to complain about. Not great episodes by any means, but not bad either.
    • Good luck to you all. Sounds like a great trip.
×