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I took out the rear seat to redo the upholstery. I'm going to make all the parts out of starboard, then take them to the upholsterer. I'm wondering if I should make the rear back in one piece instead of three separate pieces. I need them to be exactly in the same place, so that they line up with the armrest pieces.

I thought about doing the whole thing in white, but then it wouldn't match the bolsters. I'll eventually pull the bolsters and have them redone too.

I was going to keep the original box, and just make the cushioned pieces, but after getting it apart, the box has a lot of dry rot on it, so I'll do it in starboard too. I have to go to Orlando here in a little bit anyway, so I'll stop and pick up some more starboard while I'm over that way.

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I tell you what, as bad as that seat looked, there wasn't any danger of it coming apart! Deb and I worked our asses off to take that thing apart. I wanted to save all the pieces to use for templates to make the new stuff.



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Now ain't this a b!tch! I had some left over starboard from the sundeck, and it's about two inches short of being able to make some of the parts from it.



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I'm actually getting something done today. I've cut the pieces for the rear seat base. I sent Debbie to Lowes to pick up a pneumatic stapler, and I'll be ready to put the base back together. Instead of going back to Orlando and spend another $134 for another sheet of starboard, I've decided to make the base from pressure treated plywood, then cover it with fiberglass resin, and paint it.



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Cuda wrote:
I took out the rear seat to redo the upholstery. I'm going to make all the parts out of starboard, then take them to the upholsterer.

Hey Cuda,

Can you fasten that fabric to the starboard with stainless or monel staples? 

Have you found a good way to join two pieces of Starboard to form a 90 degree corner, with some structural integrity?

Do you know of an adhesive or epoxy (like the West System) that will adhere to the Starboard?

 



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Yes, I have some stainless and some Monel staples.  My upholstery guy said that galvanized staples last almost as long as stainless, and cost a helluva lot less.

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Thanks, I just wanted to know if a staple gun could stick them in the Starboard, and if they would stay.

What about structural... have you ever tried to build something out of it?

BTW... Your boat sounds baaaad!  I'd swear I could see the boat torqueing over :-)

 



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My upholstery guy said he uses 1 3/8" staples to staple starboard together.  It's structuarly like plywood.

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