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TN Barefooter
02-04-2013, 08:16 AM
I need a little help. I'm re-covering the rear jumpseat on my 96 PS 190. the seat feels a little "mushy" so i want to go ahead and re-build it prior to putting the new skin on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

mikeg205
02-04-2013, 08:21 AM
did you replace any foam? There's a steam step that should be used which I don't know how to do - yet.. but it helps the foam expand iirc...

TN Barefooter
02-04-2013, 08:33 AM
I haven't started just yet. I think one of the members here had a rear seat done and I'm hoping I can find his post. I intend on replacing the foam as well, thanks for the information.

mikeg205
02-04-2013, 08:37 AM
Post pic's I will be doing seat at the end of this season.

TN Barefooter
02-04-2013, 08:48 AM
Will do.

Pitch
03-20-2013, 02:29 PM
How is your project coming? my rear seat is also in need of restoration, but I think it was already attempted by a previous owner , so I won't be working with an original.

I'm thinking about using 3/4" marine grade plywood but am worried about weight and durability. What are your plans?

02ProstarSammyD
03-20-2013, 02:52 PM
I'm redoing my rear right now. (2) 1/2 reg ply sandwiched. For a small seat like that wouldn't think it would require that thick. Then epoxied it using the g flex west systems stuff. easy to use and alil flexible but still epoxy. Foam can be bought at your local fabric store.

saltybalty
03-20-2013, 04:38 PM
I decided to rebuild mine (205), I took the old seat traced out the template on 2 pieces of 2x12 side by side. Cut it, braced them together and put seven coats of poly on it, bought foam from Joann's with a 50% off coupon(this part is important, stuff adds up) vinyl with the same coupon and simply covered it myself by using one piece and folding the corners. It's heavy, it doesn't look completely professional, but for less than 200 I built the rear seat and replaced all the foam in the bow and put new vinyl on those seats as well. Depends how intense your mcocd is, but I am very happy with my solution.

mikeg205
03-20-2013, 05:00 PM
I decided to rebuild mine (205), I took the old seat traced out the template on 2 pieces of 2x12 side by side. Cut it, braced them together and put seven coats of poly on it, bought foam from Joann's with a 50% off coupon(this part is important, stuff adds up) vinyl with the same coupon and simply covered it myself by using one piece and folding the corners. It's heavy, it doesn't look completely professional, but for less than 200 I built the rear seat and replaced all the foam in the bow and put new vinyl on those seats as well. Depends how intense your mcocd is, but I am very happy with my solution.

No pictures... so uh - it didn't happen .. ;)

saltybalty
03-21-2013, 08:32 AM
I will get some on Saturday when I should hopefully be installing my new tower speakers

Jeffer
03-23-2013, 12:14 PM
I went through that with my 96, and replaced the spongy seat based with 3/4 marine plywood. I would recommend making a center support, though, since you can't keep people from stepping in it to swim or ski.
Check my thread, scroll through to see my pics:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=44584

TN Barefooter
03-23-2013, 02:17 PM
I had a local re-upholstery company redo my seat for $150.00 I also built a support base for it, I will post pics later today. I got the idea from one of our members here.
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/CesarG_album/photobucket-28561-1363987838760_zps71ad9da7.jpg

mikeg205
03-23-2013, 02:29 PM
I had a local re-upholstery company redo my seat for $150.00 I also built a support base for it, I will post pics later today. I got the idea from one of our members here.
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/CesarG_album/photobucket-28561-1363987838760_zps71ad9da7.jpg

Looks good!

TN Barefooter
03-23-2013, 05:30 PM
Here is the prototype jump seat base.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh83/CesarG_album/photobucket-31097-1364073429874_zpsa1dbebe2.jpg

I've got (4) Polk speakers that I might install in the front part of the jump seat base before covering it. If I do that then I will have to rework the support braces so I can fit all four speakers evenly.

Jeffer
03-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Great use of otherwise limiting space. Nice job

88 PS190
03-23-2013, 11:44 PM
I'm looking at making a similar seat for the back of the 94, base is sound, but I want to have a carpeted step in the center, with areas to sit on both sides.

TN Barefooter
03-24-2013, 08:00 AM
I'm looking at making a similar seat for the back of the 94, base is sound, but I want to have a carpeted step in the center, with areas to sit on both sides.

That sounds like a great idea. Keep us posted on your progress.

88 PS190
03-24-2013, 03:25 PM
Will do, I have a piece of 1/2 HDPE coming for the base, I'm shopping for some replacement type seat bases from bass boats to see if there is one I can adapt rapidly, otherwise I'm going to do the carpet step and bring it to the local upholstery guy, since the factory seat lifts off the base, this will keep it nice and clean and usable. I don't use the one in the 88 at all.

TN Barefooter
03-24-2013, 03:46 PM
Take a look at this thread, this is where I got the idea of my base from. It might help you design yours.
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51252&highlight=Rear+seat

carlsonwa
03-24-2013, 05:27 PM
Few photo updates. Not to jack...

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=51252


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TN Barefooter
03-24-2013, 08:35 PM
Appreciate your update. I got my idea off your thread to begin with:D:D:D
That looks great!

88 PS190
03-24-2013, 09:12 PM
Bingo carlsonwa... Almost too much back seat.