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parrothd
10-26-2013, 05:50 PM
Started my upholstery project, planning to redo all the upholstery and replace the carpet with hydroturf.. Removed everything today...





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parrothd
10-26-2013, 05:55 PM
1871418715More pics.....



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moombadaze
10-26-2013, 08:29 PM
off to a good start, lots of work ahead, keep us updated

Buttafewcoe
10-27-2013, 09:03 AM
Impressive start. My '04 Outback shows a little wear and tear on the high traffic areas and I am going to need to address those over the winter.
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Yes, yes. Keep us updated!
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jmvotto
10-27-2013, 09:16 AM
B, glad to see you back on the forum.

Parrot, hope the itching has stopped from the fiberglass. Tough enough to take off panels for speaker mounts, but tough for all interior vinyl. Great job so far. Keep us posted

Buttafewcoe
10-27-2013, 09:29 AM
thanks j nice to see you also

jmb
10-27-2013, 10:28 AM
Getting my gull wings done very soon myself.

sandm
10-27-2013, 11:09 AM
ambitious project. teardown looks good except for all the deep cleaning the ocd in me would want to do to the 'glas.

keep pics coming.

New Guy
10-28-2013, 09:18 AM
I did a similar project on my 02 a couple years ago. I love the gator grip floor that I installed, carpet would be very tough to go back too. My advise if your budget allows is have new thicker foam installed on the seats bases and do a three piece rear cover.

parrothd
10-28-2013, 12:00 PM
I did a similar project on my 02 a couple years ago. I love the gator grip floor that I installed, carpet would be very tough to go back too. My advise if your budget allows is have new thicker foam installed on the seats bases and do a three piece rear cover.

By three piece you mean to cut the single rear hatch into 3 sections, left, right and center?

New Guy
10-28-2013, 12:18 PM
Yeah Berg did it on his and I'm going to do mine this winter.

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bergermaister
10-28-2013, 02:22 PM
^ Yes!

This project looks awful familiar... Have fun with it!

parrothd
10-28-2013, 02:54 PM
^ Yes!

This project looks awful familiar... Have fun with it!

Do you know where the side hinges are from, or sizes/info? What about the shock rod arm things?

bergermaister
10-28-2013, 03:10 PM
I looked high and low with some trial and error before ordering stainless hinges from ATL Marine. They are 24" offset stainless 2.5" piano hinges. I ended up cutting them down to about 18". Have the part number somewhere around here - you have to go through a dealer for them. I looked EVERYWHERE before going through the dealer.... (Thanks to Jake {Beat Taco} for helping to hunt around too.)

I used 12" gas struts and got the ball mounting brackets from an RV parts store. I think I'm going to bump up to either a stronger holding force or a longer strut because these ones are not holding consistently like they should. The upholstery shop just threw them in so they may have been on their way out to begin with.

If you want I can send you some pics of how it's setup. I absolutely love it compared to the 1 piece.

parrothd
10-28-2013, 03:13 PM
I looked high and low with some trial and error before ordering stainless hinges from ATL Marine. They are 24" offset stainless 2.5" piano hinges. I ended up cutting them down to about 18". Have the part number somewhere around here - you have to go through a dealer for them. I looked EVERYWHERE before going through the dealer.... (Thanks to Jake {Beat Taco} for helping to hunt around too.)

I used 12" gas struts and got the ball mounting brackets from an RV parts store. I think I'm going to bump up to either a stronger holding force or a longer strut because these ones are not holding consistently like they should. The upholstery shop just threw them in so they may have been on their way out to begin with.

If you want I can send you some pics of how it's setup. I absolutely love it compared to the 1 piece.

Can you post them here? I believe this is the part number?

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Sorry I am slow to post but this was just brought to my attention. The picture at the top looks to be for a Supra 242. If this is correct, it is our part number for the hinge is 100586. It is a stainless steel hinge, 2 12" H x 24" L.

Jon Allen
Customer Service
Skier's Choice, Inc.

bergermaister
10-28-2013, 03:34 PM
Yes, that's the right number and dimensions - that is actually 2-1/2" H.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/IMG_6239.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/IMG_6240.jpg

Used tape to transfer lines of hinge over to cushion so everything would line up.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/IMG_6242.jpg

You can see here where the hinge has been shortened. I had to do this because my cushions taper down in the back and the hinge would have stuck up and done some serious damage to anyone sliding across it.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/IMG_6243.jpg

bergermaister
10-28-2013, 03:38 PM
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/IMG_6252.jpg

I may get some extra vinyl and wrap the hinges so there is nothing showing. They sit are low and subtle enough that no one said anything all summer about them. I'm probably the only one who noticed...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/IMG_6245.jpg

Guess I didn't take any closeups of the strut mounting - but maybe these will give you an idea.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/enginecover1.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/enginecover2.jpg

parrothd
10-30-2013, 08:09 PM
I was dreading pulling all the staples out, this is usually the worst part. I bought this awesome tool. Was able to remove the skin this skin in a few minutes..

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/31/ygaza9ag.jpg



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New Guy
10-30-2013, 09:36 PM
Where did you get that? I have a couple skins to fix.

Stay awesome!

parrothd
10-30-2013, 10:33 PM
Sorry forgot the link..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AIH5PRS/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?ref_=pe_385040_30332190_TE_tr _3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_1



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parrothd
11-02-2013, 07:14 PM
Six hours in, still have the large stuff.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/03/a6eqaru6.jpg

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parrothd
11-05-2013, 06:28 PM
Finally done with the demo, now I can start ordering materials..

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/06/y2y5u8ez.jpg

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5:00
11-06-2013, 11:21 AM
Subscribed, can't wait to see how this turns out. Keep up the good work.

parrothd
11-06-2013, 02:34 PM
I looked high and low with some trial and error before ordering stainless hinges from ATL Marine. They are 24" offset stainless 2.5" piano hinges. I ended up cutting them down to about 18". Have the part number somewhere around here - you have to go through a dealer for them. I looked EVERYWHERE before going through the dealer.... (Thanks to Jake {Beat Taco} for helping to hunt around too.)

I used 12" gas struts and got the ball mounting brackets from an RV parts store. I think I'm going to bump up to either a stronger holding force or a longer strut because these ones are not holding consistently like they should. The upholstery shop just threw them in so they may have been on their way out to begin with.

If you want I can send you some pics of how it's setup. I absolutely love it compared to the 1 piece.

Those hinges are expensive $59 each?!?!...Does the 3 panels really make any difference?

bergermaister
11-06-2013, 03:33 PM
Yeah, they are spendy. But for me, whenever I wanted something out of the rear compartment (rope, towel, check on ballast filling) it seemed the majority of the time someone was either sitting strapping on a board or laying out in the sun. "Everybody move" and the whole engine compartment had to come open.

Now it's just open one or "slide over for a sec" and I never have to open the center over the engine. I had wanted to do that for about 6 years.

I hunted far and wide and didn't come up with any hinges that were really any less expensive for the right size. Could have gone with 4 smaller ones from Great Lakes Skipper that I'm sure I could have made work; but they were coming in at the $25ea range...

parrothd
11-06-2013, 03:55 PM
Yeah, they are spendy. But for me, whenever I wanted something out of the rear compartment (rope, towel, check on ballast filling) it seemed the majority of the time someone was either sitting strapping on a board or laying out in the sun. "Everybody move" and the whole engine compartment had to come open.

Now it's just open one or "slide over for a sec" and I never have to open the center over the engine. I had wanted to do that for about 6 years.

I hunted far and wide and didn't come up with any hinges that were really any less expensive for the right size. Could have gone with 4 smaller ones from Great Lakes Skipper that I'm sure I could have made work; but they were coming in at the $25ea range...

Forgot about someone putting their board on, that always happens when I need to check something..Did you ccut it into 3 sections or someone else? Did you need to make the slimmer or anything? Guess I need to re-install the pad, cut it, then install the hinges to make sure everything fits before doing the upholstery...

5:00
11-06-2013, 04:08 PM
The XLV came with three sections but never thought about it. There is no reason to open the engine section so the person sitting there was never bothered. Safer also, no large hole for someone to fall into with potential moving parts and hot surfaces.

bergermaister
11-06-2013, 05:37 PM
Did you ccut it into 3 sections or someone else? Did you need to make the slimmer or anything? Guess I need to re-install the pad, cut it, then install the hinges to make sure everything fits before doing the upholstery...

Before I removed the big one piece, I got inside with a sharpie, straight edge and flash light and marked it on the bottom where the cuts should be. Lined it up with the edges of the pylon frame/support that goes down on the sides of the engine - where the divider/support walls mount. I didn't make sure they were the same size, just eyeballed it and they had to have been close since the engine is hopefully dead center.

The upholstery shop actually made the cuts after foam was pulled off the backer fiberglass(?) panels. I had 95% of my foam replaced on the whole upholstery job so they didn't have to worry about the foam cuts. I emphasized that I wanted a super tight fit on the 3 deck cushions - minimal gap at the seams.

If you are reusing your existing foam you may want to do a thin/soft layer of new foam over the tops (there was a name for it but can't recall what) to fill in anything lost during the cut. Keep the cushions nice and snug.

I also had them sew on pull straps in the corners so I didn't have to worry about handles sticking up or recessed cut outs to grab when opening the compartments.

(And now's a good time to do something about that pesky pylon sticking too far up!)

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/MoombaMobiusV/Before-After/P1120310.jpg

Copied from a Tige I saw at a past boat show...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/pdxboatshow2013/P1110247.jpg

parrothd
11-06-2013, 06:29 PM
Is that black or dark gray for the accent color?

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bergermaister
11-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Dark Gray - color was called graphite. I used the same shade to redo all the plastics, steering wheel, handles, etc.

viking
11-06-2013, 10:16 PM
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Are you really stacking all that material on top of your beamer?

parrothd
11-13-2013, 08:38 PM
First stitches

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/14/qeqajynu.jpg

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bergermaister
11-14-2013, 09:29 AM
Nice start! That piping looks huge, or is that just an optical illusion?

NCSUmoomba
11-14-2013, 09:34 AM
Looking good! I think this will be my next big project. Every time I step on my back seat another crack appears.

Keep up the posts. I will attempting this as a DIY project too.

beat taco
11-14-2013, 10:15 AM
Check out this cord:
http://www.perfectfit.com/15357/154568/Welt-Cord-Tufting-Twines/Foam-Flex-Welt-Cord-Expanded-Polyethylene.html

parrothd
11-14-2013, 10:53 AM
That's just a test piece with some scraps.. Still waiting for all the materials..

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kaneboats
11-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Some people have all the patience.

New Guy
11-14-2013, 11:22 AM
Use this for cording it will be much easier to use.
http://www.yourautotrim.com/5poweco.html

parrothd
11-14-2013, 11:30 AM
It's on the way, that's just what I had lying around..

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parrothd
11-19-2013, 07:23 PM
I may have slightly over ordered.. At now I have practice material...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/20/aqemu4ez.jpg

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5:00
11-20-2013, 10:06 AM
who are you having stitch it all together or are you doing it yourself?

parrothd
11-20-2013, 11:10 AM
who are you having stitch it all together or are you doing it yourself?

Myself, unless it goes horribly wrong..

5:00
11-20-2013, 01:39 PM
You are a brave person. I have tried it but hasn't gone so well. I hope it works for you. You are going to save some serious scratch. I will have to learn. Mine is due and may try to squeeze one more year out of it.
You will have to post a tutorial. Can't wait so see the rest of the progress.

parrothd
11-20-2013, 02:07 PM
You are a brave person. I have tried it but hasn't gone so well. I hope it works for you. You are going to save some serious scratch. I will have to learn. Mine is due and may try to squeeze one more year out of it.
You will have to post a tutorial. Can't wait so see the rest of the progress.

What did you have problems with? I'm pretty much taking each seam apart and using that as a template, then sewing them...At least that's the plan...

This makes the piping really easy, and I picked up some double sided sewing tape..We shall see...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AGD6RQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

EricU
11-20-2013, 04:34 PM
What did you have problems with? I'm pretty much taking each seam apart and using that as a template, then sewing them...At least that's the plan...

Back when I was in college, I used to do my own boat interiors and they came out pretty good. I wasn't doing anything too crazy or entering any shows, but it was fun for me. Just try to hide most of your seams and stay away from real intricate styles.

The one thing that I learned was you need a commercial grade sewing machine for the marine vinyl, I ate up four different standard home type sewing machines before I finally got access to a real commercial unit.

And definitely make your own piping! Good luck!!

5:00
11-20-2013, 04:52 PM
What did you have problems with? I'm pretty much taking each seam apart and using that as a template, then sewing them...At least that's the plan...

This makes the piping really easy, and I picked up some double sided sewing tape..We shall see...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AGD6RQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Oh that's easy, I sucked at the sewing part. I have a machine but can't seem to get good straight lines. Probably user error. May have to try it again.

parrothd
11-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Saw some tips of adding tape near the foot to help you keep it lined up.. In gonna try it

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parrothd
11-20-2013, 10:41 PM
1st attempt, I tried to "fix" a few seams only making them much much much worse..http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/21/e3adusu2.jpg

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EricU
11-21-2013, 12:09 AM
1st attempt, I tried to "fix" a few seams only making them much much much worse..

Parrot, don't try to "fix" seams, its a one way pass thru.

Mark the backside that you have up facing you with chalk or lightly with ball point pen (can cause big problems with ink bleed through on lighter colors), hand start your seam and go a nice constant speed and just follow your line. Let the machine do the work. I used to mark with a dashed line with white chalk.

And most of all, practice a bunch with just two pieces of vinyl until you get comfortable, you will need to get the muscle memory down first. I sat down at a machine about a year ago after not doing it for about 15 years, stunk at first, then picked it back up after about 20 minutes. So just start burning through some practice pieces and when you are tired, stop.

kaneboats
11-21-2013, 11:38 AM
and when you are tired, stop.

That's great advice for just about any involved project right there. I've screwed up more stuff and gotten injuries from pressing on when I should have walked away for a day. Put a drill right through my hand one time when I did this.

bergermaister
11-21-2013, 12:30 PM
LOL. Best advice for any project. Not as bad as a drill but I stapled through my finger into a floor joist late into a wiring job. Pulling it out of the wood wasn't bad. Pulling out of the finger however...

mikenehrkorn
11-21-2013, 01:39 PM
I'm sure we all have some good stories to tell about idiotic accidents when tired...........like the time I pushed my thumb into my table saw blade and got about a 1/2" in before I realized what I had done!! It was actually very strange -- the blade was so sharp there was hardly any pain (except for the days following!!), but it took me quite a while to clean up all the blood!!

......sorry for those eating while reading this.... :)

kaneboats
11-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Made me hungry. :twisted:

parrothd
11-21-2013, 03:05 PM
Parrot, don't try to "fix" seams, its a one way pass thru.

Mark the backside that you have up facing you with chalk or lightly with ball point pen (can cause big problems with ink bleed through on lighter colors), hand start your seam and go a nice constant speed and just follow your line. Let the machine do the work. I used to mark with a dashed line with white chalk.

And most of all, practice a bunch with just two pieces of vinyl until you get comfortable, you will need to get the muscle memory down first. I sat down at a machine about a year ago after not doing it for about 15 years, stunk at first, then picked it back up after about 20 minutes. So just start burning through some practice pieces and when you are tired, stop.

It's the same lesson from mudding/tapping drywall, it's just so hard not to try to fix it... :)

Does the stitch length cause any issues? I was playing around with long and short stitch length, the short looks better/tighter but I was wondering if it weakens the vinyl leading to tearing/splitting. Like I said I was just playing around with this one, trying to figure out "how" to cut and sew them all at once. I'm going to experiment with cutting one s curved piece overlapping that onto an uncut piece, that way I can see the lines, and the trim the excess.

EricU
11-22-2013, 12:04 AM
It's the same lesson from mudding/tapping drywall, it's just so hard not to try to fix it... :)

And concrete flatwork also!



Does the stitch length cause any issues? I was playing around with long and short stitch length, the short looks better/tighter but I was wondering if it weakens the vinyl leading to tearing/splitting. Like I said I was just playing around with this one, trying to figure out "how" to cut and sew them all at once. I'm going to experiment with cutting one s curved piece overlapping that onto an uncut piece, that way I can see the lines, and the trim the excess.

Start with non-backed vinyls (the fuzzy stuff)

Use the correct needle and try a Teflon foot

Use the correct thread, call one of the vinyl suppliers, tell them what you are doing and ask which thread to use.

Vinyl likes longer stitch lengths, start with 6-8 per inch

Use a seam sealer product on your final pieces - helps make it water tight

Tension affects how much tension or tightness is in the bobbin thread and the spool thread. To figure out how to set your tension, stitch a straight line on a scrap piece of the vinyl that you are using. If the tension is correct, the stitches on top of the vinyl and the stitches underneath will be equally tight. If one side is tighter than the other, make small adjustments until they are equal

Put a piece of thin tissue paper underneath your pieces if they start dragging, usually isnít too much of a problem, but certain machines (tables) will cause drag

Perfect Fit is a good online supplier http://www.perfectfit.com/15992/Marine--Exterior.html

Don't be scared, it isn't like concrete, the material is relatively cheap. Keep practicing


What kind of machine are you using?

parrothd
11-23-2013, 11:26 AM
Hydro arrived

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/24/urepaqup.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/24/bu3uhaje.jpg

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moombadaze
11-24-2013, 11:43 AM
Your boat is going to look great.

996scott
11-24-2013, 08:29 PM
is the hydroturf going in over all the floor including the storage lockers and under the seats? Putting Seadek or hydroturf in my storage lockers is on my winter to do list. can't wait to see how it comes out.

parrothd
11-24-2013, 08:38 PM
Just in the main floor area, including the walk way and front area. My ballast covers those other areas so it's unseen.. :)

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parrothd
11-24-2013, 08:39 PM
There's a 15% discount for the hydro..

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996scott
11-25-2013, 11:30 AM
is there a discount code for the 15% off? I don't see anything on their website.

parrothd
11-25-2013, 12:48 PM
From the seadooforum.. :)

I've been working with Mike Bonin, who is the general manager for Hydro Turf. He's been very satifisifed that we as members, who own Seadoo's, have choosen his product to replace the OEM cheap junk.

Order your Hydro-Turf at http://www.pwcmuscle.com and upon checking out enter coupon code HYDRO15


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996scott
11-25-2013, 01:26 PM
great, thanks.

kaneboats
11-25-2013, 01:39 PM
That swamp camo would look so cool in my boat. Hmmmm.

996scott
11-25-2013, 09:27 PM
so did you order it with the adhesive backing on it already or are you going to buy some adhesive and paint it on yourself?


Just in the main floor area, including the walk way and front area. My ballast covers those other areas so it's unseen.. :)

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parrothd
11-25-2013, 09:35 PM
I've done both, the self sticking adhesive is much easier, peel and stick, which makes it easier to install.

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cornrickey
11-25-2013, 11:07 PM
anyone ever make this stuff into snap in floor mats?

parrothd
11-25-2013, 11:25 PM
What would the benefit be? For cleaning?

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cornrickey
11-26-2013, 04:46 PM
like any other rug, to keep the carpet underneath clean

parrothd
11-26-2013, 05:03 PM
This replaces the carpet, it's designed to be glued down. Kinda of like putting carpet over carpet. :)

Hydro doesn't absorb water or stains, you just rinse it off with the hose and done, unlike carpet..



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5:00
11-27-2013, 10:33 AM
I am really liking the idea of replacing the carpet with turf. Wanting to see how that comes out.

parrothd
11-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Attempt 2.. Keeping this one.. :)

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/30/a8ajy3ad.jpg




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drb59
11-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Nice job. Definitely worth keeping. Hope it is smooth sailing (boating?) going forward.

bergermaister
11-29-2013, 05:33 PM
Nice!!! Now just keep doing it like that. hehe

996scott
11-30-2013, 12:20 AM
Really nice work, can't wait to see more..

Riding23
11-30-2013, 10:33 AM
That looks good!! go ahead and practice on a few more and then head to CO and do mine lol

parrothd
11-30-2013, 09:58 PM
Getting faster.. :D

I'm skipping all the piping, my girl friend complained that it's uncomfortable to sit on.. I'll post some pics of the process next time..

The wrinkles go away when you bend the cushion to it's final position in the boat..


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EricU
11-30-2013, 10:48 PM
Looks awesome! Aren't you glad you kept going! Just takes practice, plus the material is cheap enough if you do make a mistake, you can just redo it.

Did you use new foam? ($$$) or just add where you needed it?

parrothd
11-30-2013, 11:05 PM
I have one seat that's needs foam, everything else looks good.

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ninedriver
12-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Is it difficult to get the vinyl to conform to the curved corner back rest pieces? I assume the vinyl is flat when you sew it and I would think it would not want to lay tight against the corner back rest parts?

parrothd
12-07-2013, 03:46 PM
I made a bunch of relief cuts..

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/08/e5utaten.jpg

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ninedriver
12-07-2013, 10:13 PM
Ah, very cool.

You mentioned you were going to leave out the piping. What purpose does it serve anyways? Is it just for looks?

Also, what is used around the perimeter of the back of the seats? Kind of looks like a band with piping or something that gets stapled all the way around.

parrothd
12-08-2013, 01:44 PM
Just decorative, hides the seam, the band around the back is thicker piping.. Just rope inside some vinyl, there's also hiddem which is used on the seat bottoms, you staple inside it to hide the staples..



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parrothd
12-08-2013, 01:45 PM
I took a lot of pics for a small how to..

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ninedriver
12-08-2013, 04:14 PM
Right on. Can't wait to see the "how to" pics and whatever tutorial you can offer. Also interested in time and money invested if you don't mind as I plan on tackling this as well.

parrothd
12-14-2013, 05:01 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/15/ga5agu3y.jpgPast the half way point..



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EricU
12-14-2013, 07:26 PM
That really looks great!

Best part now is if you want to mod something, or add something - NO Problem!

So what kind of machine are you using?

Keep those pics coming, can't wait to see the final product!

parrothd
12-14-2013, 08:13 PM
It's a singer heavy duty.. Got it off amazon prime. Getting faster now..

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/15/4ajeva5e.jpg

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EricU
12-15-2013, 09:48 PM
It's a singer heavy duty.. Got it off amazon prime. Getting faster

Is that a model 4423? Does it handle the marine vinyl easily? I might pick one up as that is a pretty good price ($125)

And what staples are you using? Monel or Stainless?

Do you have an electric staple gun?

TJockey
12-16-2013, 08:07 AM
Just read the whole thread. Very impressive! I could never do that. Can't wait to see the finished product.

parrothd
12-16-2013, 11:41 AM
Is that a model 4423? Does it handle the marine vinyl easily? I might pick one up as that is a pretty good price ($125)

And what staples are you using? Monel or Stainless?

Do you have an electric staple gun?

Yep, singer 4423 with #18 needle, Monel staples and I have an air stapler and these..

Upholstery Staple Remover (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AIH5PRS/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Large Piping/Welting Sewing Foot Package (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AGD6RQ/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Dritz Deluxe Seam Ripper (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001DSIVY/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

TEKTON 3530 8-Inch End Nipper Pliers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NQ4P20/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Naugahyde SPIRIT MILLENNIUM Samples (https://www.decorativefabricsdirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Spirit+Millennium&Extensive_Search=Y&Submit=GO)

Foam - Firm (http://www.rochfordsupply.com/shop/Foam/HR_Foam_Sheets/Foam_Firm_HR_4128/index.html)

hidem weltl (http://www.rochfordsupply.com/shop/Ropes_and_Cords/Welt_Cord/Hidem_Welt_-_Vinyl/index.html)

Electric Knife (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DAR49/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

bergermaister
12-16-2013, 04:01 PM
Did you have any prior upholstery type experience before tackling this?

parrothd
12-16-2013, 05:38 PM
Did you have any prior upholstery type experience before tackling this?

I took a home economics class 25 years ago and learned to sew a surf shaped pillow... :)

A few years ago I had the skins made for my previous boat (Seadoo challenger 1800) and installed them, so I have some experience installing the vinyl and working it to remove the wrinkles. For the sewing part I've been watching you-tube sewing videos and reading some Google searches on upholstery. The rest is just trial and error, I took one of the smaller cushions apart and examined how they put it together.

I keep having to stop myself from going back and redoing some of my first pieces. For the most part they look really good, not 10/10, probably closer to 7.5/10. 99% of people aren't going to notice a few of my stitches are off or my lines aren't perfectly straight unless I pointed them out...

I have my girl-friend review each piece I no longer point out the mistake(s), if she spots it them I redo it... :)

EricU
12-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Did you have any prior upholstery type experience before tackling this?

Yeah, I was starting to wonder the same thing myself...With how well it is coming out, I am beginning to think you've been sandbagging us :)

My $0.02 on some of your first pieces, See how much material you have left when you are done. If you have a bunch left over (I always do!) redo the first couple of pieces as you have the time, (unless you live in Florida!) and you can knock them out fast now!!

EricU
12-16-2013, 07:03 PM
You are doing such a good job, you may want to add in a custom embroidered piece like I did last year on my sub enclosure. Just have a couple of extras made, they are cheap to do.

1888718888

parrothd
12-16-2013, 07:46 PM
I'm just copying someone else's hard work which is the easy part, just cut and sew. Adding in or changing anything would be very hard and probably look like crap.. :)


EricU didn't you used to do upholstery work?


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EricU
12-16-2013, 08:10 PM
I'm just copying someone else's hard work which is the easy part, just cut and sew. Adding in or changing anything would be very hard and probably look like crap.. :)

Just use your current complete skins as templates and then go from there. You can shape foam, and use adhesive and a hot air gun (not a hair dryer)



EricU didn't you used to do upholstery work?

20+ years ago and just on my own projects. Did it because a) I enjoyed it and b) I was broke putting myself through college. Had a lot more time back then!!

Used to do some pretty crazy stripes with a lot of different colors, kinda of looked like a Dennys on acid!! And I have zero pics as we used to have something called "film" in our cameras!

But my wife has been bothering me to set her up a sewing station, and after seeing your thread, I know which machine she will be getting!

parrothd
12-16-2013, 08:21 PM
I have to redo most of the foam for the seats, after steaming it you can really tell where people have been sitting..



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EricU
12-16-2013, 08:25 PM
I have to redo most of the foam for the seats, after steaming it you can really tell where people have been sitting..

On a 10 year old plus boat, that is to be expected. I always plan on replacing the seat foam and try to save the seat back foam if possible. It is amazing how expensive the heavier density foams are. I still find it interesting that the vinyl itself is relatively cheap, but that foam is $$$

parrothd
12-26-2013, 06:44 PM
Old foam vs new foam..

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/27/e7ubyvy4.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/27/nygumyjy.jpg

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parrothd
12-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Hope my girl doesn't come home early.. Hehehe

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/27/hejypapu.jpg

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EricU
12-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Parrot,

Have you figured out how much you have spent? Not including your time.

I usually guesstimate around $1,000 for new foam and $500 to $700 for the vinyl, thread and all the little stuff.

Looking good, cant wait to see the finished product.

moombadaze
12-27-2013, 07:20 AM
I took a home economics class 25 years ago and learned to sew a surf shaped pillow... :)

:)

We may have been in the same home ec class

parrothd
12-27-2013, 11:29 AM
Parrot,

Have you figured out how much you have spent? Not including your time.

I usually guesstimate around $1,000 for new foam and $500 to $700 for the vinyl, thread and all the little stuff.

Looking good, cant wait to see the finished product.

I can check, but for the lower seats in the main area I've spent around 160$ for the foam. I haven't checked the rear sun pad yet, that's probably $200ish, if you redid all the foam your probably in that $800-1000 range..

For the vinyl that sounds about right, I over ordered my accent colors and redone several pieces. Probably in $600-$700 range..




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ninedriver
12-27-2013, 02:12 PM
How did you decide / determine on what kind of foam and vinyl to order? I've heard some people say that some boats have "better" vinyl than others...

parrothd
12-27-2013, 02:58 PM
I called Gary up and asked what he recommended, it's also one of the heaviest(37 oz) and more expensive..I didn't end up ordering from him though, the website is pretty crappy and he's located in Seattle? He has foam as well, I planned to get everything from there but I kept missing his hours..I found two places locally so I get it next day..


http://www.garysupholstery.com/naugahyde/ngspiritmil.html

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EricU
12-27-2013, 06:41 PM
How did you decide / determine on what kind of foam and vinyl to order? I've heard some people say that some boats have "better" vinyl than others...

For foam, on the seat bottoms, you want the heavier density foams, 2-3 lb/CF they use more material per unit of measure so they are more expensive. For seat backs use the 1-2 lb/CF foams

Of course there is different thicknesses also.

The 37 oz vinyl is pretty heavy (usually that is good) as long as it has the correct exposure and anti-microbial additives, it being made in the USA is a good sign.

The stuff that I use is around 32-34 oz Vinyl.

ninedriver
12-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Good deal, thanks for the info guys.

Also, parrothd, you may have mentioned it, but would be awesome if you could at some point put together a step by step "how to" thread. The more pics and/or videos the better. Maybe pick one seat back/bottom and show from start to finish. Tips, pitfalls, how to make the vinyl conform, remove wrinkles, how to do it right the first time, etc. It would make for a great sticky. I know I'll be tackling this sometime soon...
Thanks again
Steve

ninedriver
01-20-2014, 02:12 PM
Any updates???

parrothd
01-20-2014, 07:01 PM
Almost done, 4 seats and the sunpad left..



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EricU
01-20-2014, 07:10 PM
Almost done, 4 seats and the sunpad left..

Excellent! Cant wait to see the finished product.

When I do sundecks, I don't do any stripes, just one solid color without seams, it helps them live longer and is more comfortable to lie on.

Hurry up with those photos, I am getting bored and digging into too many other projects!!!!

parrothd
02-17-2014, 03:19 PM
These 3 pieces have been brutal, a lot of stupid mistakes on my part, think I made each of them 4-5 times.. Arch!

Have the one s curved seat and the rear platform left, I've decided to have someone do the captains seat..

19284

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kaneboats
02-17-2014, 10:21 PM
Wow! Those are ridiculously hard to get right and they look perfect. Nice job. I hope you kept notes to share with the rest of the world.

parrothd
02-22-2014, 11:02 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/epyze5e5.jpgLast seat, thank God... Not perfect but good enough, I still have the rear platform but the boat is covered in snow...



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ninedriver
02-23-2014, 12:16 PM
Well done, indeed! I too am looking fwd to your copious notes sharing your do's and don'ts.
Also, have you received a quote on the captains chair?

Jon J
02-25-2014, 10:51 AM
I've been lurking on this thread for weeks amazed at all the work you've done....BUT what I really want to know about (and see photos of) is the replacement of the carpet with Hydroturf! Any tips you have / photos would be really appreciated.

I've been considering SeaDek or Hydroturf in lieu of carpet for years....just haven't had the guts to start ripping up the carpet yet!

kaneboats
02-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Yea, let's see some hydroturf. Get busy will ya?

parrothd
02-25-2014, 02:58 PM
It's darn cold outside!

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parrothd
03-30-2014, 08:58 PM
Finally warn enough today to get some work done..

Rear seat
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/py3y2uby.jpg

Adding glue

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/7yvazege.jpg

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parrothd
03-30-2014, 08:58 PM
Waiting to trim

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/pyzujysu.jpg

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parrothd
03-30-2014, 08:59 PM
Some hydro

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/ha2ugamy.jpg

Floor before
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/2uze4yte.jpg

Floor hydro
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/31/yqyga9am.jpg

Used a die grinder to flatten the sides just in case it's a tight fit

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New Guy
03-31-2014, 01:29 PM
That is looking great! Nice job on the restoration.

bergermaister
03-31-2014, 03:49 PM
Well played sir!

Any plans to redo the insides of the locker floors with Hydro? Still on my wish/to-do list.

parrothd
03-31-2014, 03:57 PM
You mean the floor ski locker? Nope, I try to never open that... lol...

I put a deposit on a 06 LSV so I'm just trying to finish this asap...

sivs1
03-31-2014, 04:23 PM
I put a deposit on a 06 LSV so I'm just trying to finish this asap...

I am new to Moomba with a 2006 LSV. The previous owner just redid the interior for me! Can't wait to hit the lake.

EricU
03-31-2014, 04:56 PM
You mean the floor ski locker? Nope, I try to never open that... lol...

I put a deposit on a 06 LSV so I'm just trying to finish this asap...

WOOO! Old boat is still in pieces and a new one is on the way! So I'm not the only one that does that...

sivs1
03-31-2014, 05:44 PM
I just have new carpet, how is the Hydroturff to work with? How much do you think you spent just on the Hydro? Are you putting Hydro wherever carpet was, so no carpet on board any more?

parrothd
03-31-2014, 06:09 PM
I just have new carpet, how is the Hydroturff to work with? How much do you think you spent just on the Hydro? Are you putting Hydro wherever carpet was, so no carpet on board any more?

I replaced the main carpet area, where you walk. I had planned on adding a diamond turf pattern to the ski locker/bow area but if sell it, that's out. For my older style LSV I used 2 sheets, pulled the old carpet off, used a sander/scraper to clean the glue off. Lined it up and then peel and stick(used tape to hold one side, the rolled and peeled the other to keep everything aligned). Also used a heat gun to help around the edges and stubborn areas. Probably took about 1-2 hours to get done...

15% off with HYDRO15 coupon... :)

http://www.pwcmuscle.com/hydroturf-sheet-47-x-86.html

Hydroturf Sheet 47" x 86" $79...add $40 for the stick on backing

parrothd
04-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Lots done this weekend..

Making a template for the hydro, the ski locker was supposed to be diamond cut, but I messed up.. :mad:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/3u4y4edy.jpg

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parrothd
04-06-2014, 07:39 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/a9uryzyq.jpg

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parrothd
04-06-2014, 07:40 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/vy7utuze.jpg

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parrothd
04-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Looks so nice, not sure if I really want to sell it.. Im checking out an 06 lsv, but I'd have to start all over again..

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parrothd
04-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Done.. Finally..

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/a8agehym.jpg

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EricU
04-18-2014, 12:32 AM
Done.. Finally..

You mean "almost done". You still need to;

Install the swim deck
Get the boat on the lake
Take more photos
Post those photos
Accept a whole bunch of "Great Job" posts because you did an awesome job!!!

beat taco
04-18-2014, 01:50 AM
6. Drink beer/relax! Lol, looks great!!!!!

irish-racing
04-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Looks awesome. Good job. I don't think I could have done it. And by "don't think" I actually mean no way in hell I could have.

mcdye
04-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Wow... I went thru the whole thread... Wow... awesome work..

mikenehrkorn
04-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Awesome job!!!! I think you have a second career, assuming you want it ;)

EricU
04-18-2014, 10:53 AM
6. Drink beer/relax! Lol, looks great!!!!!

I think that should be changed to;
6. Cruise the boat around showing off the new sporty interior
7. Drink beer (with Eric!) & relax

parrothd
04-18-2014, 11:28 AM
1. Install swim deck
2. Take to marina for acid wash and dealing
3. List on for sale sites
4. Start all over with new lsv I'm buying..



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parrothd
04-18-2014, 11:29 AM
Seek help for upgraditis...

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kaneboats
04-18-2014, 11:39 AM
new lsv I'm buying..

Sounds like a done deal. Congrats. Think of that one as practice and the new one as perfection. It will be a keeper.

parrothd
04-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Here's my how to...
https://sites.google.com/site/moombaupholstery/

bergermaister
04-18-2014, 04:19 PM
You sir are a ROCKSTAR! Awesome work and write-up!

Sticky awarded!

mcdye
04-18-2014, 05:23 PM
Very nice writeup!!!

motosno963
04-19-2014, 01:40 AM
what hydro turf did you get?..never mind i went back two pages haha..what do you think looks better..the stripped or diamond? i wouldnt mind eliminating carpet in gen.

parrothd
04-19-2014, 10:27 AM
I like the cut diamond in the walk way area, I messed up and only had enough for the front section. It might be to busy for the main area.

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motosno963
04-19-2014, 07:15 PM
i think i might bite the bullet and do the same in my 04. you got the sheets with the PSA on them right? if so im looking at about $263 shipped

parrothd
04-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Yep the PSA is really easy, use the discount code I posted..

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EricU
04-20-2014, 10:42 PM
1. Install swim deck
2. Take to marina for acid wash and dealing
3. List on for sale sites
4. Start all over with new lsv I'm buying...

Soooo??? No beers for Eric??:sad:

parrothd
04-21-2014, 12:30 AM
Beer? What's that?

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viking
04-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Great work. Is that hydro turf in the cut outs for the cup holders too?


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parrothd
04-22-2014, 11:30 PM
Carpet, the hydro was the plan but the carpet was quicker..

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parrothd
05-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Last update..

I was able to carefully remove the the covers of my 06 LSV and repair the seems..I reused everything, the center cushion is to far gone, but can wait till winter...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/16/a9atubuj.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/16/e2a2utaz.jpg



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