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Old 07-13-2016, 11:26 PM
kwoody51 kwoody51 is offline
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Keeping rear seat in while trailering a PS205

I'm taking my new to me 95 PS 205 on vacation next week and will traveling about 300 miles. Any tips/ tricks I need to employ to keep my seats from 'blowing' out? I won't be using a cover.

I did put some Velcro on the underside to help hold them down but I'm not sure how well that will hold with the wind tugging on them. Wife says just put some suit cases on top of the seats...

I can say my vacation will NOT be a happy one if I show up with missing seats!!!
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:32 PM
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My 94 has one seat base, sounds like you have two? Or three?
Throw them in the cubby behind the observer seat.
I wouldn't think that the bottom part would come out.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:45 PM
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I'm mainly worried about the rear bench seat top (not the giant base) as well as the 2 bow seats.

The bow seats I could put behind the observers seat but the rear bench is too long.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:33 AM
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I've never had an issue with any of my five seat bases in my 1993 205, although I do understand your concern. Fairly common for me to drive 65-70mph on our 60mi trip to the lake. Just put some luggage on the rear seat base just for peace of mind, or you could remove the seat and put a couple rounds of twine to ensure if it comes loose, it can't fly out. Another option would be to remove the seat all together, I've found that the boat works great without it. Kids and young adults can sit in the floor with no problem, can't sit there while skiing anyways, and it makes getting to the platform a lot easier and you don't have to worry about everyone trampling all over it while getting in and out of the boat
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:21 AM
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I run dock ropes from the pylon to the hooks on the back of the transom, just in case
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:05 PM
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I run dock ropes from the pylon to the hooks on the back of the transom, just in case
This is a great idea, I can defiantly do this!
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:44 PM
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Also, always remember to trailer with the w/t window closed.
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:58 PM
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I run dock ropes from the pylon to the hooks on the back of the transom, just in case
I have seen people use ratchet straps with this same application.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:23 PM
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I have trailered my 1994 ProStar 205 without a cover for the 15 years I have owned it. Never had any issues with seats flying anywhere, and it has seen the high 70's and some minor low 80's.
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:34 PM
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I understand your concern but I've also never had anything fly out of my 205 in the 5 years I've been trailering it. I usually tow between 65-70 with short stretches above that.
I do have a bow cover and shut the walk-through window before I leave. I can put a bunch of loose stuff up by the drivers seat without anything blowing out.
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