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To reattach as many of the original
bolts as possible, cut an access hole
in the fiberglass behind the front bow
cushion to get to the bolts in the front
corners of the bow side panels.
Photo 5
Photo 6
If cushions are also screwed in from the backside, drill several small holes around the
screw tip using a 3⁄16-inch drill bit to allow the cushion panel to be pried off without breaking
the plastic board.
allow you to pry the cushion panel off
without breaking the plastic board. Now
you can remove your cushion and begin
your first-class upholstery job.
Access holes help a lot
Of course, we want to reattach as many
of the original bolts as possible, and
that's why we decided to cut an access
hole in the fiberglass behind the front
bow cushion (Photo 6). The access
hole, which doesn't have to be pretty
and doesn't affect the integrity of the
boat, allowed us to get to the bolts in the
front corners of the bow side panels.
There might be a few situations where
you will need to cut an access hole that
will be visible from inside the cockpit.
When making this strategic cut, purchase
an access plate cover and follow the
directions on the exact hole size, using
the appropriate hole saw blade. This
makes for a perfect hole, and the access
plate cover will make it look like it came
that way from the manufacturer.
Do the diamond jig
This customer wanted to update the
interior look, so we kept the same cushion
and seat structure but changed the
vinyl color, design and added embroidery
to a few of the cushions. Dwight
Miller, our award-winning interior
master craftsman, has created his own
diamond jigs. He has two jigs for two
different-sized diamonds. The size of the
cushions and the overall design determine
which diamond pattern we use.
" Now that you know
where all the hidden
bolts are and you've
modified a few
bow cushions with
nylon trim retainers
for easy attaching,
reinstalling the
cushions is a cinch. "
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