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Sierra Tango II
03-14-2013, 10:58 AM
I was checking out this boat and noticed the back seat and how it had the ability to be raised to extend the back of the pad making more of a sunpad. Has anybody ever seen anything like this? If so is it possible on a 98 Prostar? I bought my boat in the fall, right before I put it in heated storage for the winter and unfortunatley I cant get at it to see if mine has this capability or not.

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/boa/3584042144.html

Barefooter92
03-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Standard equipment on mine. I raise it everytime I cover the boat, gives the cover more support incase of rain puddles.

02ProstarSammyD
03-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Yea standard on my 209. At the 209 width it makes for a NICE pad too. very deep and wide.

Sierra Tango II
03-14-2013, 01:23 PM
Awesome. I hope mine does the same. Just one more reason to love and justify my boat:)

EricB
03-14-2013, 01:24 PM
You can do this on your 1998 too. Mine is a 98 and I have pulled up the bottom portion and put it on top for a sundeck many times. It is designed to do it!

Barefooter92
03-15-2013, 07:35 AM
There are two metal clips on the bottom of the seat and on the side of the boat at the bottom. This was for a set of bungie style cords to keep the 'sunpad' in place. Mine are missing and I do not use them. With that said never run your boat or tailer the boat with the seat in the sunpad position as it will blow out!

Makes for a nice snack and beverage table while setting on the teak at the sandbar!

Sierra Tango II
03-15-2013, 10:14 AM
I love it. Makes it even harder to wait forspring. My list of things to do just increased by a new stereo with remote mounted in the back so that I dont have to get up to change it.

Nelsonjeff79
03-15-2013, 11:45 AM
I put the rear seat up to form a sundeck on my PS 209 a ton last summer but had one issue: When people get back on the boat from the water and are standing on it, it bows pretty bad in the middle and I am afraid of it coming off the bracket. Anyone else had this issue? I was thinking of putting some braces underneith to give it a bit more support.

silverblueBP
03-15-2013, 02:05 PM
I put the rear seat up to form a sundeck on my PS 209 a ton last summer but had one issue: When people get back on the boat from the water and are standing on it, it bows pretty bad in the middle and I am afraid of it coming off the bracket. Anyone else had this issue? I was thinking of putting some braces underneith to give it a bit more support.

The previous owner of my 96 added aluminum U channel to the bottom of the seat. You can dance on top of it without worries of it bowing/breaking!

Nelsonjeff79
03-15-2013, 02:13 PM
The previous owner of my 96 added aluminum U channel to the bottom of the seat. You can dance on top of it without worries of it bowing/breaking!

Thanks Mark! Any chance you could post a pic so I know what I am getting myself into?

Jeff

saltybalty
03-15-2013, 04:55 PM
My backseat was toast so i rebuilt the base out of 2x12's. Thing is super heavy, but I'd challenge someone to break it by standing on it. (Don't worry I polyed the crap out of it and will be happy if it lasts more than 3 seasons) Plus I won't store it on the boat.

silverblueBP
03-16-2013, 11:30 AM
Thanks Mark! Any chance you could post a pic so I know what I am getting myself into?

Jeff


I'll take a look tomorrow if I get a chance. The boat is still packed away in the barn!

silverblueBP
03-18-2013, 09:29 PM
Sorry for taking so long!

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss41/silverblueBP/Water%20Skiing/3F974926-CB5F-4C33-8969-CCC7925994A8-7201-000009BBE24F4DB4.jpg

Barefooter92
03-18-2013, 09:51 PM
SOB...that ought to hold some fun!

02ProstarSammyD
03-19-2013, 09:06 AM
lol ***. You steal that from a construction site?????????

There are two metal clips on the bottom of the seat and on the side of the boat at the bottom. This was for a set of bungie style cords to keep the 'sunpad' in place. Mine are missing and I do not use them. With that said never run your boat or tailer the boat with the seat in the sunpad position as it will blow out!

You can get shock cord from rei etc to do the trick. I lost my rear seat from not having those clips on. Be careful

Nelsonjeff79
03-19-2013, 09:46 AM
Sorry for taking so long!

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss41/silverblueBP/Water%20Skiing/3F974926-CB5F-4C33-8969-CCC7925994A8-7201-000009BBE24F4DB4.jpg

Mark, thanks for posting! Man that looks like it could hold a few people standing on it!