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Building a Bench Seat???

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  • Building a Bench Seat???

    Ok so i dont like the two seat setup of my boat so i was thinking bout closing off the two sections where the seats go & installing a custom bench seat in front of that. Im open for ideas on ways to accomplish this & suggestions on what materials to use. Included is a pic of the boat as it is right now so guys go crazy with this one cause im just kind of brain storming.
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    1988 Maxxum 15ft ski boat
    1988 Mercury 45hp classic 50


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    Re: Building a Bench Seat???

    Just frame in out of 1/2" ply, add foam and maine vinyl.

    http://www.sailrite.com/

    I'm actually doing the opposite and going with two seats instead of one.

    The bench gets in the way of the ski pylon and who wants to ride with a pole and braces next to your head.

    I bought this bench for the front seat in my boat you might want to look at them and then just frame a base for it with storage.

    sigpic1982 Baja 16ss

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    • #3
      Re: Building a Bench Seat???

      Have you seen mine? I did something very similar in my boat rebuild. Follow the link in my sig for the 1986 Bayliner Capri 1600. Lots of pictures, and I have tons more if you need them.



      Here's a youtube video of how it all works:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCT5gR9EQ9Q
      My Boat:
      1978 Glastron Carlson CVZ-18
      Project Thread - http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357939

      1986 Bayliner Capri 1600 - SOLD
      Project Thread - http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338265

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      • #4
        Re: Building a Bench Seat???

        Keep the ideas coming, I am looking to do the same. Check out how he built his http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....7+chaparral+81 although it is an inboard.
        Stingray
        http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=365912

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        • #5
          Re: Building a Bench Seat???

          Originally posted by dorelse View Post
          Have you seen mine? I did something very similar in my boat rebuild. Follow the link in my sig for the 1986 Bayliner Capri 1600. Lots of pictures, and I have tons more if you need them.



          Here's a youtube video of how it all works:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCT5gR9EQ9Q
          nice job in the video!,...one question,...what is the purpose of the carpeted board over the top of the outboard ?
          “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.”
          John F. Kennedy





          sigpic1990 Bayliner 2002 Capri Cuddy /125 Force " Breaking Wind "

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          • #6
            Re: Building a Bench Seat???

            Originally posted by Stachi View Post
            nice job in the video!,...one question,...what is the purpose of the carpeted board over the top of the outboard ?
            Ah...that little section allows the outboard to tilt up for trailering, while allowing for a sundeck for my wife to lay out on when the engine is in the water.



            My Boat:
            1978 Glastron Carlson CVZ-18
            Project Thread - http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357939

            1986 Bayliner Capri 1600 - SOLD
            Project Thread - http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=338265

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            • #7
              Re: Building a Bench Seat???

              Originally posted by dorelse View Post
              Ah...that little section allows the outboard to tilt up for trailering, while allowing for a sundeck for my wife to lay out on when the engine is in the water.
              cool idea ! thanks for the reply ,and again, nice job!
              “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.”
              John F. Kennedy





              sigpic1990 Bayliner 2002 Capri Cuddy /125 Force " Breaking Wind "

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              • #8
                Re: Building a Bench Seat???

                The splash guard in front of the transom I guess thats what it is, can that be cut & made more compact & still be ok? I dont want to have to put the bench in front of it but rather where the seats are now so that would have to be cut out & re glassed.
                1988 Maxxum 15ft ski boat
                1988 Mercury 45hp classic 50

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