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Shop Talk Interior
Before removing the bow cushion bolts,
predrill at least four holes where nylon trim
retainers will be installed to allow cushions
to line up in the same spot when reinstalled.
Nylon trim fasteners are used primarily in the
automotive industry, but are also used for
mounting side panels in a variety of boats.
Photo 3
Photo 3 A
Photo 4
Putting a scraper or small crowbar behind the plastic panel and prying forward while
loosening the screw with a power drill will help get the bolt out.
" 'Just let the next
guys worry about
it' usually means
the product they're
sending out will be
nearly impossible
for the 'next guys' to
work on or repair. "
be refastened to the boat (Photo 3).
If you do not drill these holes before
you remove the panel, it will be very
difficult to get the cushion to line up
in the same spot.
Nylon trim fasteners are used
primarily in the automotive industry,
but over the years we have seen them
used in several boats, including
38-foot offshore Cigarette boats,
for mounting their side panels. W e
buy our trim retainers from a local
auto upholstery supplier. They are
produced for Auveco Products,
product #15479 (Photo 3A). You
will need a 9
the mounting hole. Once the 9
⁄32-inch drill bit to make
⁄32
holes are drilled, it's time to start
removing the panel.
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Removing tough nuts and bolts
After removing the vinyl and the foam,
use leverage to get the nut loosened
from the backside. Put your scraper or
small flat crowbar behind the plastic
panel and pry forward while you are
loosening the screw with a power drill
(Photo 4). This will put the nut on
the backside in a bind and will help
you get the bolt out. We were able
to get all the bolts out except one,
which would only come halfway out,
so we finally had to use small bolt
cutters to cut the bolt head off.
Since the cushions were also screwed
in from the backside, we drilled several
small holes using a 3
⁄16-inch drill bit
around the screw tip in a circle (Photo 5).
This creates a perforated circle that will

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