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Old 05-16-2005, 04:36 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:25 AM   #16
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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.
I'll bet it was a mirror image of what you wanted because the old carpet was placed face-to-face with the new. Argh!

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I've had sucess cutting vinyl flooring by spreading out a big sheet of felt on the floor, cutting it to fit, then using it as a template. And yes, as Shari mentions--mark which side is up!

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Old 05-16-2005, 09:27 AM   #18
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I'll bet it was a mirror image of what you wanted because the old carpet was placed face-to-face with the new. Argh!

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Yes, and with a forum name like "InsideOut", who better to guess the truth! Nick.
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:56 AM   #19
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Yes, and with a forum name like "InsideOut", who better to guess the truth! Nick.
HeeHee!
I almost did the same thing! I caught myself though.
Mine has fit rather well and I am still trimming it here and there to make it look REALLY good. My wife says I am being to anal about it; that it looks good enough. I want to be able to point to it at the rally this August and say, "look what I can do!".
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Yes, and with a forum name like "InsideOut", who better to guess the truth! Nick.
It happens all the time!!!! Don't be too hard on yourself ~

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Old 05-16-2005, 12:08 PM   #21
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We had to not only remove some of the fixtures (beds/closets/etc) but also had to shave a bit off of the bottom of them for the new vinyl tiles to fit. But it looks beautiful, say bye bye to beige!
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