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Old 10-20-2004, 05:07 PM
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Anyone having trouble with the observer seat on their ps 197. i have a small rip right where the seat touches the removable backrest. i also have small rips in the seat on back rests in the openbow. I watch my boat like a hawk and have never seen it stressed in these areas. Any ideas?
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:05 PM
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I too have an '02 PS197. I love the boat but I have developed a small rip in the bottom of the seat where the seat meets the walkthrough. Don't know what to do to prevent it. With a couple of kids and their friends on the boat, it's hard to have them not step on the upholstery. In fact, there's so much upholstery in the boat, its hard to manuver without stepping on the seats.

I already ordered the replacement skin. When the seat gets to be more than I can handle, I'll be able to replace it.

I just have to remember that I bought the boat to enjoy, and if I get my shorts all bunched up over wear and tear, I'll be too uptight to enjoy my time on the water.

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Old 10-21-2004, 11:38 AM
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my shorts are not usually bunched up! i just usually ski with the same group who are very good at taking care of a boat. this does not seem like normal wear and tear.
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:18 PM
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Tex, I agree with you. BTW, I didn't get one season out of my seat cushions. With a V-drive, the only way in or out is to step on vinyl..period. MC has re-skinned all my seat cushions -- hopefully these ones will last longer.
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I'm not ashamed to say that I regularly ask people to please not step on the seats. With kids, it may be harder to get the message across, but those replacement skins add up.
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Old 10-21-2004, 03:42 PM
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I'm not ashamed to say that I regularly ask people to please not step on the seats. With kids, it may be harder to get the message across, but those replacement skins add up.
2 of the spots are not in danger of feet.
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I'm not saying that I encourage anyone to step on the upholstery, I'm saying that it is hard to get into the open bow without stepping on the seat. Noone wears shoes in the boat and I have a towel for people to step on and wipe their feet when getting in the boat. I've been called anal about keeping my boat clean and looking like new.

The spot where the seat is ripping is under stress when you even sit on the the right most part of the observers seat.
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:26 PM
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By the way Tex...Please don't think I meant that your shorts are bunched...meant nothing by it. More than anything I tend to get my shorts bunched over some of the smallest things....side affect of type A I guess......
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:28 PM
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Tex I too have experienced the tear in the same spot on the observer seat on my 02 Pro Tournament 197. I think my nephews and friends kids did my seat in as well. That area of the seat seem particularly vulnerable to this problem and I am surprised MC does not reinforce that area especially given the high frequency of occurrence, the high cost of new skins, and how expensive the boat was to begin with. I guess it will be a new skin for me as well. Oh, and just for the record I try to maintain my 02 197 meticulously, but I also want the kids to be able to enjoy the boat.
Good luck with yours - axmir
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:06 AM
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By the way Tex...Please don't think I meant that your shorts are bunched...meant nothing by it. More than anything I tend to get my shorts bunched over some of the smallest things....side affect of type A I guess......
Jim-Not offended at all. I do some of my best work when my shorts are bunched. Great pic-Same spot not as bad. I agree with you and do all the same preventative type stuff. This should not happen on a boat of this quality so quickly! My #1 rule of dating was Never date a girl with a butt bigger than yours. Mine is big, my wife's is very small. My driver seat is not ripped! Bad design by MC!
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