View Full Version : 1980 upholstery restoration

05-15-2008, 11:58 AM
I am new to Team Talk and want to say hey to everyone.
My father bought new in 1979 a Stars & Stripes silver colored MasterCraft. This boat is like a new boat off the show room floor. It has been kept in the same heated garage since he bought it new.
The upholstery is in fair shape, but due to just 28 years of use it is starting to crack and shrink up. I would like to refinish the OB seat and driver's bucket seat.

I guess my question is does anyone no if there is any New Old Stock upholstery for this boat or know of someone that can recover these to as close original.


05-15-2008, 12:01 PM
When I contacted the factory they told me my best bet would be to find a good upholstery shop locally.

05-15-2008, 12:07 PM
There is no new stock for this boat, like gigem said, better wind a good upholstry shop....Is it a 79 or and 80??? And do you have any pictures of this show room condition boat?

05-15-2008, 12:07 PM
Thanks, I live near Knoxville,Tn. if anyone has had experience with any close to this area and would recommend anybody that would be great!

05-15-2008, 12:08 PM
I will post some shortly. Thanks

05-16-2008, 04:43 PM
You gotta call bennets boat repair in marysville tn. He does great work or can tell you exactly who to go to...865-982-9589

Ask for Donnie

05-16-2008, 04:45 PM
He did all my stringer work, rub,rail, deck cleats, and new carpet. He sent me pics along the way at each stage and is giving me a cd of all the pics when I pick up the boat. You wont be dissappointed

Ty 73
06-09-2008, 09:02 AM
I second the suggestion to call Bennet's...an excellent resource for those of with older mc's in the knoxville area. Plus you never know what they'll be working on if you drop by his shop. I've seen some really cool boats out there.