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Old 04-11-2018, 08:24 AM
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Seat heater pads

What is recommended? I’m having 2 bases redone on 94 205, so now is the time....
Would love to have a heater but seems like a lot of hassle w the open bow.
Figure I can add these pretty easy.
Found these on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Water-Carbon-.../dp/B00AKFISW2
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:52 AM
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I did something similar on a 2006, the pads are the easy part, figuring out where to run the wire was the challenge. Ended up only doing the drivers seat. The wife loved it, now any boat we get has to have a heated seat!
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:08 PM
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What is recommended? I’m having 2 bases redone on 94 205, so now is the time....
Would love to have a heater but seems like a lot of hassle w the open bow.
Figure I can add these pretty easy.
Found these on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Water-Carbon-.../dp/B00AKFISW2
I use these. Have installed four different sets. Best bang for the buck and you can cut these to fit in one direction. Wiring the switches is easy.

I put them at back and bottom on driver's and passenger's.

One thing I suggest..get the upholsterer to place a thin pad (common item) over the pads before he lays the skins down (wiring in particular). If you have time, cut out small grooves in the foam for the wiring harness at the pad to lay into.

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Old 04-11-2018, 07:41 PM
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Good tips thanks. Does the thin pad go between the vinyl and heater pad?
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:52 PM
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Good tips thanks. Does the thin pad go between the vinyl and heater pad?
Yes.

It will give the seats / upholstery a nicer finished look. The warmth will come right on through. Those heating pads are fairly effective to warm the hiney. The added layer is pretty thin but smooths out the overall seat appearance. If it's not practical or the upholsterer has other methods, it's not a show-stopper.

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Old 04-25-2018, 09:34 AM
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I use these. Have installed four different sets. Best bang for the buck and you can cut these to fit in one direction. Wiring the switches is easy.

I put them at back and bottom on driver's and passenger's.

One thing I suggest..get the upholsterer to place a thin pad (common item) over the pads before he lays the skins down (wiring in particular). If you have time, cut out small grooves in the foam for the wiring harness at the pad to lay into.

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Can those be cut anywhere or need to be in the spaces between the heater “mesh”
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:00 PM
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These work great! Thanks. I put in two seat bases that needed recovered. Debating adding to the seat backs as well, would re use the vinyl. Tbd.
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