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    Default Replacing bunk boards

    What is the best way to connect new bunk boards to the mounting brackets?
    I have seen both carriage bolts dropped through from the to then carpeted over and others using 1" galvanized lag bolts through the bottom.
    Is one way of fastening better than the other?

    Brian

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    counter sink the holes then carpet the bunks. put a small slit where the bolt goes thru on each side of the carpet. slide the bolt in and mount the bunks.

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    I did the holes, then put the bolts in and carpeted over them. If I was replacing bolts, I would cut a slit. But this way you have no cuts in your carpet.

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    My 17' boat uses fat short screws from the backside, but it doesnt work very well - I've had to replace them twice now.

    BTW, use pressure treated lumber.
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    When I was looking into replacing my bunks, I did some research and found that treated lumber shouldn't be used. I forgot if cedar or fir (or...?) was what was recommended. I called EZ Loader to check and they confirmed. Treated lumber might be just fine and last who knows how long, but it might be worth a call to EZ Loader to see what they have to say.

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