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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 23 Apr 2013 09:55 #1

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Removing Cockpit Seating from a Bayliner 2855 Ciera
I hope the below helps someone one day as it took me about 8 hours to work it out and had I this info at hand it would have been easy considering I am a newbie.
I recently purchased a 2855 that had crappy cockpit seating so I had to remove them to send to get recovered. My problem is I am new to boating, and had no idea how to remove these as there is no manual available for the Bayliner 2855 like a car that you can read and see the diagrams to help so I had to work it out myself.

Step 1. (Transom Seat)
Unscrew the screws on the hinge that is attached to the seat, not the hinge attached the boat.

Step 2. (L Lounge and swing backrest)
Remove the two Cup Holders and clear away any sealant material (Bayliner have this stuff everywhere!) to expose two screws. Simply unscrew them. Then unscrew both sides of the swing seat brackets that are attached to the boat. (The port side ones can also be accessed from the mid-ship cabin.) DO NOT TRY TO LIFT OUT THE LOUNGE JUST YET!

Next go into the Mid-ship cabin and unscrew all screws that are easily visible and that are obviously are attached to the lounge up in the cockpit. Now you can go back up and lift out the L Lounge in one piece.

Step 3. (The port backrest)
Go to the mid-ship cabin and open the small locker that’s at eye level as you walk in. Undo the screws/bolts. Then go to the bedhead area and undo the panel that is on the port side roof. This exposes the internal of the port side of the boat and there are Three nuts to be removed from the bolts that are integrated into the back rest. I tried a few tools but ended up buying a 3/8 deep socket and wrench which made it easier to undo but was still very cramped so be prepared for some discomfort. Once done, return to the cockpit and carefully pry off the backrest as, you guessed it, more sealant holds it to the boat.
I then sent the seats to a local upholsterer and got them recovered.
Note: All of the bolts and screws that attached the swing seat hinges had seized and I had to grind the bolt heads off to get them off. They are easy and cheap to replace from your local hardware.

When I get back down to the boat I'll take photos as that will help and I'll post the refit of the newly covered seats when they arrive.

Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/772300=37332-L seat & side backrest installed 2.jpg [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/772300=37331-L seat & side backrest installed 3.jpg [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/772300=37330-L seat & side backrest installed plus cup holders.jpg [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/772300=37329-L seat & side backrest installed.jpg [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/772300=37328-L seat cleaned and prepared from installation 2.jpg [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/772300=37327-L seat cleaned and prepared from installation.jpg

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 23 Apr 2013 16:56 #2

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That would be nice,,, picture says a thousand words

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 11:01 #3

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 11:12 #4

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 11:26 #5

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bkluver2;778751 wrote: New Seats, Cup and Rod Holders Installed. A massive thank you to Simon from Goodtrim Auto & Marine Upholstery on the Gold Coast, Australia www.goodtrim.com.au for an outstanding result and Chris from Clarke Rubber at Souhtport on the Gold Coast for supplying the material and support during the process.


Is there any way of just removing the cup holder area of the L seat without removing whole seat? Mine is ripped and I have brand new skin I had made for it.

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 11:38 #6

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msd58;778753 wrote: Is there any way of just removing the cup holder area of the L seat without removing whole seat? Mine is ripped and I have brand new skin I had made for it.

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Thats one of the issues I dealt with when removing the seats but on mine it is definately part of the L lounge as when the cup holders are removed it gives access to the screws that attached that side of the seat to the boat. My seat would have been easy to remove if it were not for the siezed screws on the brackets for the swing back.

Hope this helps.

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 11:58 #7

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bkluver2;778758 wrote: Thats one of the issues I dealt with when removing the seats but on mine it is definitely part of the L lounge as when the cup holders are removed it gives access to the screws that attached that side of the seat to the boat. My seat would have been easy to remove if it were not for the siezed screws on the brackets for the swing back.

Hope this helps.


OK I get that, but is it possible to replace just skin of the cup holder area to remove old skin and install new one without removing L entire seat? My boat is 2000 with the exact same seat as yours

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Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 12:35 #8

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msd58;778761 wrote: OK I get that, but is it possible to replace just skin of the cup holder area to remove old skin and install new one without removing L entire seat? My boat is 2000 with the exact same seat as yours


Now that I think of it, yeah it should be doable for just that area I just don't know you could untack remove the current skin and tack on the the new one as the gap between the base and the seat is quite inaccessable. Maybe another member will see and offer a better suggestion.

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 12:56 #9

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bkluver2;778771 wrote: Now that I think of it, yeah it should be doable for just that area I just don't know you could untack remove the current skin and tack on the the new one as the gap between the base and the seat is quite inaccessable. Maybe another member will see and offer a better suggestion.

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Good point I was hoping that the cup-holder area was separate from the main L seat.

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Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 13:13 #10

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looks great! I like that swing back, I need to build a new L-Seat for mine and I think I'll copy that.

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 16 May 2013 16:29 #11

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Nice work! Will be doing this on mine soon.
Do u have any pic of that swing back shows a bit more detail?

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 20 Jul 2013 03:20 #12

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Finally got the new covers and clears installed. These guys did fabulous work, very, very happy with result. These guys are on the Gold Coast at the Runaway Bay Marina and called 'Runaway Bay Marine Covers' and can be contacted on 07 55 296277 or web www.rbmarinecovers.com.au

I have attached the before and after pics to illustrate why I am so happy with the result.

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Bayliner 2855 Ciera Cockpit Seat Project Update 1 20 Jul 2013 03:35 #13

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Just installed the new stainless steel deck rail fender holders and put the new fender covers on.

Uninstalled the Halogen lights and Installed new LED lights in the cabin.

Repost of the Cabin seats, many thanks to Chris from Clarke Rubber in Southport, Gold Coast.

Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/796967=39365-Cabin Picture 2.jpg [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/796967=39366-Cabin Picture 3.jpg [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/796967=39363-fender baskets.jpg

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