Step 1: Remove deck pieces from the boat.
Step 2: Place the plywood pieces on the underside of the rolled-out carpet.
Step 3: Draw a chalk line 3-4 inches outside the perimeter of the wood. (This overlap should be adequate enough to be stapled onto the back during the last step.)
Step 4: Carefully cut the pieces of carpet with some sharp scissors.
Step 5: Apply marine carpet adhesive by following the directions carefully, ensuring an even and consistent spread. (For most adhesives, it is applied directly to the deck.) If curing is required before affixing the carpet, allow the correct amount of time.
Step 6: Stretch carpet across the deck as effectively as you can during the glueing stage. This will ensure no “wrinkles” appear once completed.
Step 7: Use heavy-duty staples to secure the overlapping carpet to the back of the deck. Ensure that the staple length is less than the deck width itself.
Step 8: Fit finished deck back onto the boat and secure with screws.
And there you have it. A fairly easy DIY project that will have your boat looking brand new once again.