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Old 09-17-2021, 08:56 AM
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Rear bench seat base - looking for latch/clasp ideas

Boats at the shop getting upholstery redone. I'm on the hunt for a clean way to secure the rear bench seat base. I never had any issues until about 5 or 6 years ago when I lost the rear base cushion during a road trip on the highway. I was lucky enough to find a replacement out of an X1 thanks to this forum. Ever since, I've always placed something heavy on it, like a loaded soft cooler to provide peace of mind, but now that I'm redoing the vinyl, I'd like to find a better way to address the issue.

I saw a post on here last month for a latch that someone used, but now for the life of me can't find it. Upholstery shop had a couple ideas, but I'm sure someone on here has done this already.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:01 AM
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bruce, my 07 came with two little "u" clamps on the bottom of the inside front cushions with a little rubber bungee cord. however that thing didn't last but month. we use a shoestring with thru the "u" clamps.

sorry don't have another idea
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:16 AM
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Some pictures would help
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:17 AM
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I'm thinking some very strong cabinet door magnets, but don't really know the layout of the bench seat well enough to know if it's possible to mount them.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:20 AM
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I had the center rear bench seat cushion almost fly out of the boat going through Chicago once. Luckily the tower was in the down position and "caught" it. I watched that thing cling for dear life for a mile or two in my rear view mirror before I finally had a safe place to pull off and put it in the back seat of the truck.

The first thing I did when I got home that night was add two strips of 2" heavy duty velcro to the bottom of the cushion near the front and back. Haven't had any issues since. In-fact, it holds so well, that it's actually fairly difficult to lift that bugger free when I need to get under it.

I did the same for the small center front cushion over the anchor well. Never had that one pop off, but it always seemed like it wouldn't take much.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:24 AM
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Some pictures would help
Boat's at upholster, so unfortunately unable to oblige.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:27 AM
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The first thing I did when I got home that night was add two strips of 2" heavy duty velcro to the bottom of the cushion near the front and back. Haven't had any issues since. In-fact, it holds so well, that it's actually fairly difficult to lift that bugger free when I need to get under it.
That's another good idea. And instead of velcro, you could use 3M Dual Lock if you wanted even more security. Dual Lock is so strong that a lot of slalom skier use it to mount hardshell boot plates to the ski. It has a such a positive engagement and predictable release strength, based on how much you apply, that it serves as the boot release in a crash.
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On my 2005 X-2 I had the same issue and almost lost it a couple of times then over the winter I built an air dam and now it doesn’t go anywhere.


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Southco soft draw latches are what Mastercraft used to secure the seat base on our 190.
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Old 09-18-2021, 01:58 PM
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Southco soft draw latches are what Mastercraft used to secure the seat base on our 190.
Awesome, thank you! Draw latch was the term and style I was looking for. I'll keep looking to see if there's a solution that would work inside under the base, so I don't have anything visible under the knee bolster, but this style of latch would definitely do the trick. While I know the 3M dual lock would work, I'm trying to avoid using any adhesive.
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