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    Boat seats

    Click image for larger version  Name:	C9999195-3D94-405B-A0F9-46117F2F996C.png Views:	0 Size:	1.70 MB ID:	652414We purchased a super old boat and we had AWFUL seats and the engine had several things wrong with it but it was so cheap we couldn’t pass it up! My husband worked on the engine to get it running and I didn’t want to sit on a crunchy tore up seat! We got quotes that were as much as or double the amount we paid for the boat! The quotes ranged between $3-6k and naturally I didn’t have that to sink into my little project. I decided to take matters into my own hands and see if I could somehow throw together something to make it better. I just happened to get lucky and to be successful! I am VERY inexperienced but I figured there may be families like ours who don’t have disposable income or need to polish a turd as we did. I wanted to offer my help recovering seats! I’m a full time nursing student looking to gain more experience and help pay for my schooling and books. If anyone would like to chat and allow me to help them I would absolutely love to help. I changed the design for our seats to resemble the original however I didn’t know how to recreate the exact likeness and I will be upfront and only help within my skillset as I had two captains chairs I ordered on overtons because I felt it was too difficult for a beginner! Lol. I uploaded pictures of our seats before and after (remember I am a beginner so they are definitely not “perfect” they are worlds better than before). Feel free to ask any questions!
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    If you go to sailrite.com you'll see videos on how to do it, and they sell all the materials. I did a whole bunch of cushions for $1000 in materials (seamstick tape, thread, foam, fabric, zippers, pattern material) and when I showed a picture of a part of the completed work to a upholstery shop owner he told me it would have cost me at least $2500 to do the work.
    1989 2159 Trophy Hardtop
    5.8L OMC Cobra
    2 1/2 year restoration project after "all you need to do is put the rebuilt engine back in".
    Mountlake Terrace, WA

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