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z28ke
04-20-2013, 09:16 AM
On average what have you guys paid to have the vinyl redone in an open bow ski boat? My buddy is looking to get his 99 pro air nautique DD done in a plain and simple off white vinyl without any accent colors or patterns. The foam is in good condition so only needs the skins. Thanks

motosno963
04-20-2013, 12:27 PM
few hundred probably..i was going to get someone to do it but im thinking about doing it myself..just pulling off the old and outlining it on the new stuff and doing it..labor is what kills you

beat taco
04-20-2013, 03:56 PM
few hundred probably..i was going to get someone to do it but im thinking about doing it myself..just pulling off the old and outlining it on the new stuff and doing it..labor is what kills you

I know you meant thousand :)

kaneboats
04-20-2013, 08:03 PM
If you do all the removal and just get your upholstery guy to make the new covers from the (saved) old ones and then you put it all back it can be done for around 600-700. Otherwise it will be closer to $2000 - 3000.

motosno963
04-20-2013, 08:41 PM
yeaa sorry i ment thousands haha.. i did my back sun pad all white and that was easy. the seats it selfs will be harder since im doing a grey,white, and blue

maxpower220
04-20-2013, 08:56 PM
A full interior will run about $3500 +/- a little bit. That will vary based on location. Check out Viper Customs, they do excellent work.

Pulling everything yourself, sending it off to get done and then doing the install will save a ton. However, if you make a mistake, it will cost you.

I redid most of an interior and purchased a new seat from Overtons . I found it to look good and was budget friendly. I think I had about $900 into it. That was in the late 90s.

z28ke
04-20-2013, 09:20 PM
Thanks for the replies. He was quoted $3k at a local upholstery shop including new carpet. It seemed high to me considering no pattern on the seats/sunpad but I've never priced boat interiors. The shop did some auto upholstery work for me and did a good job at a reasonable price and sounds like they are in the ballpark on his quote. Thanks again!

kaneboats
04-20-2013, 10:19 PM
That sounds like a bargain if it includes install of the new carpet.

wolfeman131
04-20-2013, 11:03 PM
Agreed, that is a deal with the carpet included.

maxpower220
04-21-2013, 11:24 AM
If you are worried about patterns, ask for a colored thread or do some colored piping. The interior will look very clean, but still have something that breaks it up.

outback98
04-24-2013, 01:29 PM
I took all my cushions out and got it done for $1000, the carpet was $500 installed. It doesnt really matter if he goes with all white or not. i got white, red, and silver CF look. The CF look was cheaper than the white. Materials were $300. 2 local shops quoted me $2-$3k.

bergermaister
04-25-2013, 01:25 AM
That seems like a smokin deal. I think depending on the design, materials selection and how much of it you are willing to do yourself can make a big difference. The upholstery shop today told me that if I tore it apart and brought in the pieces, then reassembled that would shave off close to $800.

rdlangston13
04-25-2013, 01:52 AM
What grade vinyl comes in the Moomba? When I change out mine I'm def going back in with something more durable. Hell I like the stock pattern, they could just make it look identical and I would be fine with that


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wolfeman131
04-25-2013, 06:31 AM
What grade vinyl comes in the Moomba? When I change out mine I'm def going back in with something more durable.

I thought we established before that the prior owner of your boat probably cleaned it with something that stripped off the UV protectant and then let it bake in the TX sun? I don't know that I've seen or read about vinyl I a relatively new Moomba being as brittle as yours.

That said, Moomba & Supra use the same gauge vinyl and it's the industry standard. Supra sets itself apart with different textures and patterns and has the exclusive rights to use Syntec coating which is a stain protectant. You can run a Sharpie marker across the Supra vinyl and it will be able to be removed. So they claim. I don't know that I'd try it on my boat.

bkearney
04-25-2013, 01:12 PM
We got a quoote for 2500 not including carpet. Some places wanted upwards of 6k which seemed rediculous. I will see it tomrrow so I will post the results. The actual vinyl selection did not seem to impact the price much.. it is more int he labour.

bergermaister
04-25-2013, 01:35 PM
My estimates were $4-5k, but I did have some extra stuff going on. Turning the 1 piece engine cover into a 3 piece, turning the 2 piece playpen cushions into a 3 piece. Changing the design completely so they couldn't really use the old skins for a template... There was $1k factored into that for foam replacement too for stuff that was ripped/stabbed and also for some that was just dead.

asil210
04-25-2013, 09:17 PM
I had my boat redone, a 2000 Mobius, just a couple of years ago. Stayed with the original 3 colors and pattern and spent $2500 I chose Naugahyde instead of vinyl it did NOT include carpet. Turned out VERY NICE. Only thing I did not do was have "Moomba" embroidered into the passenger seat as it was originally. see my pictures have some before and after (I live in Central Kentucky).

bergermaister
04-25-2013, 09:31 PM
Looks really good! (http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/album.php?albumid=435)

rdlangston13
04-26-2013, 07:05 AM
I thought we established before that the prior owner of your boat probably cleaned it with something that stripped off the UV protectant and then let it bake in the TX sun? I don't know that I've seen or read about vinyl I a relatively new Moomba being as brittle as yours.

That said, Moomba & Supra use the same gauge vinyl and it's the industry standard. Supra sets itself apart with different textures and patterns and has the exclusive rights to use Syntec coating which is a stain protectant. You can run a Sharpie marker across the Supra vinyl and it will be able to be removed. So they claim. I don't know that I'd try it on my boat.

That's true but I also thought that Moomba, being a value inboard, used thinner vinyl to keep costs down but this was based soley on an assumption. I guess any kind if vinyl that is comparable to what came in it would work.


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BensonWdby
04-26-2013, 07:34 AM
For my 99 Mobius, I a local shop do the removables (front bow cushion, drivers seat cushion, back bench cushion) and the trunk lid with hinge removed. Vinly only keeping the three tone colors on trunk lid. Kept the original foam. I think it was about $2K - and theoretically I was getting a deal via a friend of a friend.

New Guy
04-26-2013, 11:52 AM
I did my own. Man was it a process but a couple of cases of beer later and it turned out great.
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bergermaister
04-26-2013, 11:55 AM
Remind me- you stripped all the covers and resewed yourself or had them done? It does look sharp.

kaneboats
04-26-2013, 12:26 PM
That it does. I had that gator grip on my platform on the Outback. Very comfy. How is it to keep clean?

New Guy
04-26-2013, 05:32 PM
Yeah it was definitely buy a sewing machine and figure it out. In reality it was not bad you just have to be patient. Pulling staples was the biggest pain by far.

I love the Gator Grip. I have to finish the ski locker door and the bow but it is so much nicer then carpet. I have a semi-stiff bristle brush that I use with mild soap to clean it. It isn't the easiest but it is easier then taking the carpet out all the time.

kelauben
09-05-2013, 06:55 AM
Any tips on the 'buy a sewing machine and figure it out'? I'm just about to undertake a similar project for both vinyl and carpet. Where'd you buy material from?

Thanks.

karl



Yeah it was definitely buy a sewing machine and figure it out. In reality it was not bad you just have to be patient. Pulling staples was the biggest pain by far.

I love the Gator Grip. I have to finish the ski locker door and the bow but it is so much nicer then carpet. I have a semi-stiff bristle brush that I use with mild soap to clean it. It isn't the easiest but it is easier then taking the carpet out all the time.

cornrickey
09-05-2013, 10:04 AM
I don't get why you would spend that kind of money and not spend a little more to have it oem.

beat taco
09-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Any tips on the 'buy a sewing machine and figure it out'? I'm just about to undertake a similar project for both vinyl and carpet. Where'd you buy material from?

Thanks.

karl

I got Keyston vinyl from Perfect Fit. Mine was a Supra flagship model at the time it was made and boasted top of the line 40oz vinyl, the Keyston was much higher quality. I got my carpet from perfect fit too but next time I will get Corinthian.

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New Guy
09-05-2013, 12:20 PM
Jake is the man to talk to lol.

These guys are where I got my samples from.
http://www.garysupholstery.com/metal-vinyls.html

Sewing machine was a mid line walmart special. Looking back I wish that I would have found a unit on craigslist specific for upholstery but this one still works.

zabooda
09-05-2013, 03:10 PM
I don't get why you would spend that kind of money and not spend a little more to have it oem.

When I bought my boat in 2002 there was two things that people had issues with, upholstery and the boat covers. Over the years, I have replaced my vinyl except for the engine seat which is cracking and aftermarket is much better quality. So I would rather use a local upholster to change the vinyl out and I never would go with oem.

cornrickey
09-05-2013, 03:31 PM
sorry, forgot to add the quote. I was referring to guys going plain pattern instead of the color patterns.

liquid_acid
09-05-2013, 03:37 PM
I got mine done complete last month for $2,300. I got quotes and read other people getting it done for $2500-$5000

Got what I think was a pretty decent price.

If I recall, there is about 23 pieces in my 98 outback.
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kaneboats
09-05-2013, 03:42 PM
Looks great. Where did you get that done?

liquid_acid
09-05-2013, 03:56 PM
Looks great. Where did you get that done?

Windsor ON

Jayrodau
09-08-2013, 05:13 PM
I got Keyston vinyl from Perfect Fit. Mine was a Supra flagship model at the time it was made and boasted top of the line 40oz vinyl, the Keyston was much higher quality. I got my carpet from perfect fit too but next time I will get Corinthian.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/05/nu3ujuba.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/05/9aja6ady.jpg

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Who did your monogram stitching where it says SUPRA?

beat taco
09-09-2013, 07:02 PM
Who did your monogram stitching where it says SUPRA?

Local embroidery shop. They wouldn't do it until I got permission from Skiers Choice, which was very easy.

bergermaister
09-10-2013, 01:53 PM
That's kinda funny. For my custom embroidery logo there were no questions asked. I emailed them the file I wanted and approximate dimensions - that was it.

zabooda
09-10-2013, 04:24 PM
It's always good to check on copyrighted or registered trademarks before using them. It is a big issue if someone used a sport team logo without permission or a license to do so. They would actually make you remove the logo at the least.

kelauben
09-21-2013, 07:19 AM
I got mine done complete last month for $2,300. I got quotes and read other people getting it done for $2500-$5000

Got what I think was a pretty decent price.

If I recall, there is about 23 pieces in my 98 outback.
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I've got a 98 outback as well but I don't have the bench platform in the forward seating area that straddles the port and starboard benches. Was that an option for the outback or did you add that feature?

Thanks

Karl

liquid_acid
09-21-2013, 07:34 AM
I've got a 98 outback as well but I don't have the bench platform in the forward seating area that straddles the port and starboard benches. Was that an option for the outback or did you add that feature?

Thanks

Karl

I bought the boat used so I'm not sure if it was an option or not. All that I have seen are the same.

zabooda
09-21-2013, 08:43 AM
The bench platform was not an option back then. Looks nice.

Grant M
10-06-2013, 02:51 PM
Anyone know how to remove the Nose pad seat back on a 2006 LSV???? Not sure how to get the bottom two nuts off the bolts. Need much much skinnier arms...

Grant M
10-07-2013, 03:17 PM
Anyone know how to remove the Nose pad seat back on a 2006 LSV???? Not sure how to get the bottom two nuts off the bolts. Need much much skinnier arms...

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bergermaister
10-07-2013, 06:10 PM
Any tall lanky kids in the family or neighborhood?

Possibly have to remove a bow speaker and go through that way if at all possible.

beat taco
10-07-2013, 08:27 PM
Ratcheting box/open wrenches but I have no experience with that model.

Grant M
10-07-2013, 09:40 PM
I went through the docking lights to get two bolts and two screws out but there are two more near the interior handles that are going to be a bit more difficult as there is not much room.

beat taco
10-07-2013, 11:59 PM
My arms looked like a cat attacked me and won by the time I got my bow apart.

kelauben
06-01-2014, 08:09 AM
I took all my cushions out and got it done for $1000, the carpet was $500 installed. It doesnt really matter if he goes with all white or not. i got white, red, and silver CF look. The CF look was cheaper than the white. Materials were $300. 2 local shops quoted me $2-$3k.

When you say you took it all out yourself and got it done for $1000, what was the difference between that and the 2 local shops quotes? Did you do the carpet yourself?

Thx

K