When my husband and I bought a 1998 Fisher pontoon boat, which is thought to steal it, the first thing you need to do to dry ice vinyl-rotted all the space. The pontoon was sitting in the sun for eight years, and every seat was cracked to vinyl, foam padding and broke the exposed rotting and disintegration whenever he touched. Do not provide a comfortable seating arrangement; after all, the reason to buy the point is to be able to do it with all your friends, when the river. When we visited the nearby Marine Upholstery Workshop, we were shocked to discover that it will cost upwards of $ 1200, else reupholster boat. As a mediocre seamstress decided that it would examine this work myself.
Materials needed for this project tapered heavy duty shears, marine vinyl, heavy duty skin needle of the sewing machine, heavy duty thread, bedding foam (1 "thick), the foam adhesive layer of stainless steel pins, durable seam, staple gun, stainless steel staples, long-handled screwdriver, pliers, power screwdrivers, Ziploc bags, a marker
First I visited the nearby cloth shop to see what was available. Check after the Internet was marine vinyl surprised many colors Hancock fabrics and the cost was reasonable, better than the online price. If the dress shop no marine vinyl, ask them if you can order for you. With this specified let me remind you, that dark colors attract and keep the heat in. I can fade quickly, so I would suggest to you com mind, and li ght wear, choose a color like white or cream. Although I also bought heavy-duty leather needles in my Singer sewing machine. That's right, my old sewing machine to do all the work, but to buy at least two packs a leather needle. We also buy in the store the longest pins. Find the foam at the store. Buy more sheets of apartment 1 "thick foam can be placed in the end of life, disintegrating foam was exposed to the sun
. Step 2:
Remove the space ship and take apart the seats, as for the seat, backrests and any other pieces. Let's begin removing each seat attached to all hardware on the boat. Thank goodness power screwdriver: If the hardware is removed from the site, place them in a zip lock bag and label each seat. this way you will not lose anything, and it makes it easier for the seats back and ensure a good fit
. step 3:
When the seats disassembled, the next step is to remove covers the seat frame. Turn it upside down on the seats and remove the fabric from lifting clamps. in my case was a frame of plastic, it is still very good state, and it was relatively easy to remove the clips. pliers and remove the screwdriver under the covers by inserting a long-handled screwdriver in the seam, and simply highlights the staples of the frame.
The easiest way to reupholster the old boat seat fabric and the pattern of the new tissue. A seam carefully separate the cover of the samples. Lay the fabric down a large, flat surface, and the old fabric lying face down on the top. I was then a marker to trace an outline of the pattern and vinyl, but if you feel confident to go ahead and cut around the edges of the new tissue tracing the pattern. I have myself about an additional ½ inch units outside each sample. We also recommend that you do one at each seat so that the pieces do not get mixed up. Pin the pieces as they came apart and the pieces sewn. The first session will be the most difficult, and each additional seat will be better with experience. With that in mind, which of the sessions you want to look the best, and not the last.
After making the lid is time to check the foam. If the underlying foam is in good condition, it will be ready to cover it again. If not, then cut off the rotten foam and use trying to keep the original shape of the foam adhesive foam of the old and the new together.
At this point, the partner will be required to pull the cover to the foam, and tighten them back into place. Pull firmly to remove wrinkles. Vinyl can take a big draw. As it has been the situation, cut, stainless steel staples. Stainless steel staples are more expensive, but it does not rust and ruin the vinyl, once back in the water. Place the cut into four equal points in the frame and tighten tissue and cut the whole place.
Replace the seat back to the ship. Go back and admire your handiwork. You just save yourself a lot of money. In my case it was able to save about $ 950 doing it alone.
It's time to protect the nearly new pontoon with the purchase of a low-cost, 4 or 5 year warranty pontoon cover. This removes the last pelican fly-over or rapid deterioration due to the extra cleaning is required and weakened the vinyl being left out in the sun longer period of time.