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Bradsinger
04-17-2007, 09:17 PM
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Took All Winter, But thats what's winters for.:D

TMCNo1
04-17-2007, 09:22 PM
Looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PE4ME
04-18-2007, 01:21 AM
Nice work, how many hours do you have in it would guess?

sizzler
04-18-2007, 04:49 AM
looks great...whats the box for on the starboard side of the engine??

ksmaristar91
04-18-2007, 07:56 AM
Cooler in my owners manual.

Bradsinger
04-18-2007, 10:24 AM
This Entire job took about 48 hours of cut'n draw'n sew'n and staple'n. I use the box on the starboard side for storage of the life vest and other goods like beer.

Sodar
04-18-2007, 10:29 AM
Looks Great! Lots of Red!:headbang:

wesgardner
04-18-2007, 11:03 AM
WOW!! Nice job...

I'm developing the dreaded pink blotchy mold/organic yuck on my upholstery...I'll try to get some shots up soon...

BrianM
04-18-2007, 11:05 AM
Looks very nice. Great job. You did all of the cutting, sewing and install yourself?

Bradsinger
04-18-2007, 11:54 AM
I did everything myself, not bad for the first time sew'n seats.

pram
04-18-2007, 01:42 PM
That is a fantastic job that you did.

Monte
04-18-2007, 02:08 PM
I'm impressed!

PE4ME
04-19-2007, 04:51 AM
You're the man, to bang those out and sew, measure and staple yourself...holy smokes. Prior knowledge of the trade? I paid more for the skins alone (94 205) than i would have for a guy to do the entire job including installing. i like to think I made the right choice, looking at how well your boat turned out I wonder if I couldn't have saved a lot of time and hassle.
Again, nice work.

Bradsinger
04-19-2007, 10:47 AM
The only knowledge i really had was makin boxer shorts in the 7th grade buts thats been at least 8 or more years ago. But when your cut'n the old seats apart u can see how they are made. however i did make a few mistakes along the way. It took three seat skins for the bucket seat until i got it to work and two for the other. and lots of other dissapointments. But in my eyes it was worth the hassle.

PE4ME
04-19-2007, 02:28 PM
I here ya, when I redid my boat it was a learning process. By the time I was on my last cushion I had developed an "eye" for the process, in fact I ended up redoing some of the ones I thought were acceptable that were actually not nearly as good as the latter ones.
That's awesome, I believe I still have the shorts/boxers I made in middle school as well.

Matt L.
04-26-2007, 05:11 PM
WOW! As a fellow 240 owner(SC) my hat is off to you! That kicks A$$. My interior is still in serviceable shape so I haven'[t gon that far yet, but you are encouraging me!. My cuddy needs recovering and I'm looking into that as a starting point.

Details on the materials used would be nice too. HD sewing machine? Vinyl, carpet, thread..... I want to use Tenera PTFE thread by gortex if I can find it in smaller amounts since it is expensive.

Later,

Matt

milkmania
04-29-2007, 09:37 PM
need info on what staple gun to use......

I know about the SS staples, but need gun info:o

Bradsinger
05-01-2007, 01:09 PM
The thread i used was a trib.. somthing polyester. sewing machine was at least from the 1950's some mercury brand. There were some problems with it but i managed. For the stapler I used the Arrow hand operated one, that takes the t50 staples

milkmania
05-03-2007, 02:42 PM
For the stapler I used the Arrow hand operated one, that takes the t50 staples


Holy http://www.rejectsworld.co.uk/forum/images/smiles/2085.gif


I can't imagine using a manual stapler.......
when I pulled my staples out, they were spaced SIDE BY SIDE!

wesgardner
05-03-2007, 03:10 PM
I have an electric stapler that works w/ the t50's - cheap from Home Depot...

http://www.shop.com/op/~ETFX50_HD_ELECTRIC_STAPLE_GUN_4623492-prod-9143537-13876997?sourceid=3

Or similar

MS240
06-22-2008, 10:43 PM
A beautiful 240. Mine is not as good looking by a long shot. It's gray/black with teal stripe. Any ideas on replacing the black curved cover located in the front of the storage box? Mine was broken in half and I'm seeking ways to replace it or fix it. Also, did you find it difficult to remove the platform by having to loosen the bolts on the chrome guard rail?

MS240
06-30-2008, 10:02 PM
The boat looks great. Eveything on my 240 is still in the original condition--it needs a friend. I saw one in TX on this website couple of years ago with a tower. It looked pretty good in the pictures. Seeing your starboard storage box reminds me that I'm seeking a replacement for my front curved black lid that's broken (in half). Any ideas how I can replace it?

scubajeff
07-06-2008, 02:06 AM
did you happen to make some patterns and want to do it again for a 1990 240 that needs some of your touch?