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    I just bought a 205 ps and the vinyl was shot. Pulled all the old vinyl off the rear seat and found that the back corners are bent. Is this intentional so it can fit in the sun deck position? I have included photos to illustrate what I am talking about
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    Last edited by mikeg205; 01-06-2013, 01:11 PM. Reason: change image size

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    Went and test fit the seat bottom in the boat today, no reason for the curves to be there. Looks like I need to rebuild the seat bottom too

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    • #3
      all depends how deep your OCD runs... if it runs deep you'll replace the curves...just sayin'...
      sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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      • #4
        Definitely going to fix it. I plan on having the boat for 4-5 years so I want to start on the right foot. I just wonder if I rebuild the bottom how much would I save vs an upholstery shop rebuilding it since I have to take it somewhere for the vinyl. I also need a bottom for the transom pad as well since I bought the boat without that piece

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        • #5
          I have a 96 prostar and my back seat is some kind of a composite base. Your pictures came out REALLY big on my screen for some reason, but your base looks like it's aluminum, is that right?

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          • #6
            The corners are also not bent like that.

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            • #7
              I thought Coz was here
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              • #8
                There is a thin piece of aluminum i'm not sure whats under there, but i imagine it is some form of composite. I will post pictures when I get it apart.

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                • #9
                  Here is the inside. Took pictures of a section in good shape and where the corners are bent. I apologize if the pictures are big, the pics that were reposted are the same size as mine on my computer.

                  Bad section - first picture


                  Good section - second picture.


                  Any suggestions? I could smooth out the metal on the bent corners and sandwich some marine plywood in the metal. Seems like a lot of work to avoid spending what may only be a little bit of money
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                  Last edited by mikeg205; 01-07-2013, 09:23 PM. Reason: image size

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                  • #10
                    OK now that last set of pictures is huge. What am I doing wrong?

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                    • #11
                      you need to resize the pics before you post.
                      sigpic1996 Prostar 205 LT-1

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                      • #12
                        Also... I'm still not following what you are doing. The pictures dont seem to match anything close to my back seat in my 1996
                        sigpic1996 Prostar 205 LT-1

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                        • #13
                          Your images are larger...if you use the paper clip or "go advanced" to manage attachments. The way your attach them does allow you to annotate. I check the images in Photoshop and they are very large.
                          sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                          • #14
                            Strange that a seat would be made from the honeycomb aluminum they make the floor portions from. The composite board is Starboard I believe. http://www.wholesalemarine.com/p/TAC...FcxAMgodUE8Apw
                            sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                            • #15
                              I use imageshack on my droid phone and posting on other forums haven't had issues. I tried the alternate forum link they provide and the pictures didn't show up. I will figure it out before I post pics again. So my apologies for the oversized images.

                              The seat appears to be factory and I have heard others mention honeycomb seat bases as well. I just can't find any posts to reference right now. Anyone know how the weight of the honeycomb will compare to the weight of the composite board?

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