If you want your carpet installation to be as simple as possible, the best way is with a Clevise. A clevis lift is a simple two-part fastening system, consisting of a straight-edge clear strap and a cleve pad. The strap has double deep holes in the ends to secure the cleve pad. The pad is just like a bolt with a large cross-section for the clevis pin to fit into. It can be a little more difficult to install a carpet with this system than some other systems, as the holes are closer together and it is harder to see where the pad ends.
Another alternative to Clevise is the use of stainless steel cleves. A stainless steel clevet is simply a flat plate made of stainless steel. These plates are usually fastened to the floor by bolts, so they are not affected by the usual problems of ground in. Stainless steel cleves are much more stable than the Clevise system, and because they have no plastic ends they won't become weak. They are also usually resistant to corrosion.
Some people prefer to use stainless steel fastening eyes, which are basically a bolt that fits through the holes on a plate. There are two types of fastening eyes available: one type is threaded and the other type is not. Threaded stainless steel fasteners can often have tiny holes in their centers so you may have to carefully remove the whole bottom part of the carpet before you can install the fastener. You can buy stainless steel fastening eyes from most hardware stores.
If you can't find what you need at home, you can sometimes still install these Clevise mounting parts. It is possible to order them off the Internet and have them shipped to you in a few days. Sometimes the only thing you have to do to install your own Clevise is to drill pilot holes into the legs or bottom corners of your clevises. Be careful when doing this to make sure you don't damage your mounting parts.
If you are mounting your Clevise on your lawn tractor deck, you will need special Clevise deck support pins. These are designed for use with Clevise jacks. These screws are often different sizes to fit different Clevise jacks. When you are installing your Clevise, you should make sure that you get the right size screws.
Many Clevise manufacturers recommend that you install their Clevise with stainless steel gas springs. There are several advantages to using this type of steel spring. The first is that it reduces the number of mechanical parts that will rust and wear out. Also, since stainless steel gas springs are generally made from stainless steel, they will resist corrosion better than other material would.
However, since Clevise gas springs are typically made from steel, this may not be possible for all Clevise styles. If you cannot use stainless steel for your Clevise deck supports, you might also want to consider purchasing other types of mounting parts and accessories. There are many different styles of Clevise deck supports available. They are all made from one piece of metal (usually).
Other types of Clevise mounting parts include T Technics. T-Techs are specifically designed to help prevent deck damage caused by water. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, you might also want to purchase stainless steel clevises. Stainless steel clevises are designed to work in any climate and weather conditions. As you can see, both stainless steel gas springs and stainless steel clevises can be a great addition to your boat's Clevise.