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Upholstery time

January 28 2007 at 8:29 PM

Paul  (Premier Login FEfinaticP)
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Response to * Update on the 20' fiberglass Sea Skiff project (an "almost Commander")


Here's what the boat came with. Note those front seats are actually hollow plywood boxes that are padded with foam and covered with vinyl.


We looked at some Garelick and Todd helm seats, and I found some that are not advertized much, that would work just fine. However, upon thinking this through, we decided to stay with the original configuration and potentially pay more to keep it original. The seat structure is still solid, and it weighs a ton. They do look cool, and there's nothing else on the water like them. Therefore it's originality over convenience!





The helm seat is smaller than the front passenger seat, and it is pulled back a bit. Strange but very cool.



Back seat is a bench that extends all the way across the back. Pretty simple and it should be easy to recover (with new foam).




Here is that traditional Commander style seat hardware many of us have on our older boats. It's strong, but it's tough on vinyl. I'm asking our guy to put in a double gusset here to prolong the life of the new istallation.


Since all the side panels are flat, I'm doing the recover there with an electric staple gun. The vinyl color of the seats is white, and all of the side panels is an off white "sand" color.

Regards, Paul





 
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