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Old 11-03-2012, 11:32 AM
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Found "cheap" flip up seat bolster option

My 2007 X1 didn't have the flip up drivers seat bolster.
Tried a couple of mastercraft dealerships, but they couldn't come up with a part number or the brackets.
Took a chance on a pair of seat brackets from Great Lake Skipper.
Only $29.99. They have "strange" price management at GLS. They have 3 different sets of brackets, that all look the same, from $30-$50.
I went with these:
Larson 22113178 Tecla MF2215 Seat Roll Back Fold Up Boat Bracket Hinges (Set of 2)
Sold in sets of 2.

Specifications:

Manufacturer: Tecla
Model: MF2215
Vendor: Larson Boats
Part number: 22113178
Material: Aluminum (stainless steel rivets)
Color: White
Overall Measurements: 8 3/8" W x 2 1/8" H x 2 1/4" D (overall -- fully compressed)
Mounts: Base -- 7 3/8" W x 4 3/4" H x 2 1/4" D (overall -- fully extended)
Mounts: (8) 5 1/6" dia. mounting holes with 3/4" and 1 1/2" (countersunk) center on center; and 3/4" and 2 1/2" center on center


http://greatlakesskipper.com/product...-set-of-2.html

They worked perfectly! Much better than the old cushion I used all summer.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:33 AM
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New bracket on top, old on bottom
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:34 AM
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test fitting with the part number exposed

Last edited by HartlandX1; 11-03-2012 at 11:36 AM.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:35 AM
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Installed and flipped up
Sure is dirty! Previously, the bolster was fixed, never saw how dirty it was between the cushions
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:36 AM
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and in the down position.
Looks like its "off" but that's just the angle I was taking the picture. Everything lines up perfect.
$40 with shipping and WI tax, good money spent-
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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Nice job.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:09 PM
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I dont have that bracket under my seat. How did you cut your bottom cusion into two parts? Really would like to convert my seat to a double like yours.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:52 AM
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That was the easy part, the seat already had two separate cushions from the factory. But mastercraft used the fixed straight brackets that cost $0.50 to make instead of the $5.50 brackets!
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:12 AM
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Help with seat screws

Hello all:

I have been trying to follow along. I couldn't find the Tecla bracket on Ebay so I contacted the manufacturer. They were easy to work with. $77 had the Tecla Bracket delivered to my door.

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All is looking good. I head out to the garage to get started.

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I easily remove the seat bottom:

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and I CANNOT get the screws to budge from my seat. I even tried an impact phillips screwdriver. Am I missing something obvious? I couldn't see any bolt on the back side or any way to access a bolt.

Here are the screws in question:

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Any help is appreciated.

Thanks much, Steve.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:53 PM
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Problem solved.

To answer my own questions, there is NOT a backing bolt. On both the seat bottom and the bolster there are threaded metal inserts. On the seat bottom there was a thread-lock used.

The screws were an absolute beast to remove. I finally made some progress by using a heat gun to heat everything up and I purchased a Philips screwdriver with a hex portion so I could use a wrench for additional leverage. Here is the seat with everything removed.

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Here is the old straight bracket. You can see the dried residue of whatever threadlock MC used. The stuff was tough.

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I purchased new screws as the old ones were trashed from my efforts to remove them. The brackets went on fairly easily but I did have the "leverage" the bolster a bit to get things aligned. I attached the brackets to the bolster first. Here the set is in the down postion:

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And here it is up:

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My wife just laughs at me....

I'm very happy with the result. Thanks much for the idea Hartland!

Cheers, Steve.
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