Ladies and gentlemen,
I recently removed all the seats from my Glastron so that my dear lady wife could make new seat covers as they where all looking a bit tired! I thought that making the covers would be the tricky part!
My wife has made a lovely job of making new covers (yes she used marine grade vinyl) but I cannot find the plastic clips that are used to mount the seats/cushions in the boat. I have visited 2 Upholstery suppliers, 6 upholstery shops + my local ford and GM dealers, all to no success!!
I will post a picture of the clip when I get home tonight, but I wondered if anyone new of a supply for boat upholstery parts (I have visited lots of sites on the WEB).
The clip itself is a white plastic clip approximately 1.5 inches long, it has a flat disk about 1 inch from the end and has a series of arrow head teeth running outwards from the disk. The short end is suppose to be pushed into the wooden back of the seat and the arrow teeth prevent it coming out, and then the seat is pushed against the inside of the boat so that the other section of the clip with the teeth enter into holes in the boat and secure the cushion to the boat. My clips where all very old and most of them broke when pulling the seat out (I never dreamed it would be so difficult to find these pesky little clips). I need about 20 of them, they measure about 3/8" in diameter (across the teeth) and the disk in the middle that stops you pushing the clip in too far is about 1/2" in diameter.. Probably no-one will recognise it from the above description so I'll post a picture tonight..
Any help or advice would be very welcome..