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Old 05-25-2013, 05:46 PM
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How to Remove Front Seats 97 Prostar 205

Looking for some help.

I am installing Mastercraft pop-up cleats this holiday weekend and need to remove the front seats of our 1997 ProStar 205. It appears there are 2 bolts...one near the front (access through the anchor storage) and one near the back (access through the spotter seat storage area). However with the nut and washer removed the seat is still held tight. Are there additional bolts? If yes, how do you access? Is there a clip system? The seat kind of pivots so I do not believe it is velcro like the rear seat. If I get the seat out can I access the area behind the seat? Trying to access the side of the boat to drill and install a backer plate.

Any comments greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your knowledge.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:53 PM
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:43 PM
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I pulled ours to install speakers......besides the bolts ther are clips like what is on the center rear cushion to access gas take......hope that helps.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:22 AM
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Discovered the solution to removing the front seats.

There are 3 bolts; one at the front of the cusion accessible through the bow/anchor storage area, one through the cup holder by the windshield and the third from the spotter seats storage area and from under the dashboard.

After removing the three nuts and washers, the cushion slides up over 5 J clips.

The port side cushions also had a sheet metal screw (no idea why) in the bow upper corner (this took longer to remove than both cushions in total). Used a stubby screwdriver and backed it out enough to remove the cushion. Did not replace.

Thanks to those who replied.
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