This talk of using the old carpet as a template takes me back all of two weeks. We decided to replace the 30 year old carpet in our sailing yacht. We built the wooden 6 ton yacht in the 70's, and the carpet had been there ever since. It was an office style carpet with no pile, and it was the same color and texture on top and underneath. The carpet was cut in a complicated asymetric shape to fit round the floors and ribs and lockers in the cabin, like the Airstream carpet, only more so. I obtained some special waterproof carpet with no pile, and brought the old carpet home from the yacht. I laid the old carpet on the new, cut very carefully round the old carpet with a scalpel, and took the new carpet off to the yacht to fit it.
I offer an abundance of Karma to the first person to post why my day then went rapidly downhill. I'm not the first to have ,done this (my brother has confessed -is it genetic?), and I won't be the last. You have been warned. Nick.
Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
"The price of freedom is eternal maintenance."