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Old 06-24-2013, 02:36 PM
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'96 205 new upholstery - logistical question

I'm planning on having all the upholstery on my 1996 Prostar 205 redone at the end of the season. I'd like to have Viper do the work but don't plan on towing the boat 6 hours to Tennessee. Therefore I would remove all the seating, pads, engine cover etc. myself and have the parts shipped to Viper. My question is, has anyone done this? What size box would I need and where would I get one?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:47 PM
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I'm planning on having all the upholstery on my 1996 Prostar 205 redone at the end of the season. I'd like to have Viper do the work but don't plan on towing the boat 6 hours to Tennessee. Therefore I would remove all the seating, pads, engine cover etc. myself and have the parts shipped to Viper. My question is, has anyone done this? What size box would I need and where would I get one?
I'll tell you what I was told by Karl the Viper upholstery man. I too offered up to drive my interior components to Maryville (about 3/4 hour away). He said he'd rather have the boat to see how the seats etc fit and if they need tweaking when installed.

Jackson also told me had had several people send their stuff and he made no qualms about it.

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:21 PM
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Thanks for the fast replies. I was thinking that they might prefer to have the boat to make sure everything fit right. I guess I'll talk to 02ProstarSammyD and see how his experience was...then I'll call Viper direct.
Does anyone know of a good upholstery shop in Alabama?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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Only 6 hours? Just drive it there and know the work is done as good as it can be done.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:42 PM
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It's not the time that worries me....I'm concerned about my old truck not making the distance! :-)
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[quote=Dynamite Spike;950305]Thanks for the fast replies. I was thinking that they might prefer to have the boat to make sure everything fit right. I guess I'll talk to 02ProstarSammyD and see how his experience was...then I'll call Viper direct.
Does anyone know of a good upholstery shop in Alabama?[/QUOTE]

Nope, that's the very reason that I took the trip to Viper. My boat is on Lake Tuscaloosa if you would like to see their work in person before making the trip. I will be there this Friday through the 7th or 8th.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:25 AM
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I shipped the upholstery for my Tristar to them last Winter. In my case, the motor box and the side panels were the biggest parts and made the shipping about $300 each way. The crate was 4' x 3' x 8' and I had to rig an extension to let the side panels hang out a little. I decided to go with a rigid box on a palate base so I wouldn't have to worry about shipping damage. If you wanted to go a little cheaper, you could just wrap everything in plastic, put it on a palate and band it down.
There wasn't any problem installing them on my boat, everything fit perfectly.
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