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brain_rinse
06-30-2009, 09:58 PM
I always liked how Cobalts had hinged seats, so I added some to my LSV. Cobalt will cut any size you want, but I just went with 12" for the two seats I hinged. Cost about $15 per foot. An added bonus is that these are the two seats I was worried about flying away when I towed coverless, so that's no longer an issue. Anyway, here are some quick camera phone pics.

dtlaine
06-30-2009, 10:01 PM
That's a great idea. I may even hinge my front seats, too. My 2000 OB LS had hinges, and my 2007 OB V doesn't.

jjolson
07-01-2009, 01:10 AM
Cool cant wait till i get mine in 2 weeks ;)

mcdye
07-01-2009, 09:45 AM
I Like too. So your able to give a little lift on the front side, slide out some, then grab the back to open?

brain_rinse
07-01-2009, 09:54 AM
Cool cant wait till i get mine in 2 weeks ;)
I practiced on my boat so yours should go quite nicely. Taking the drill to the fiberglass for the first time was a little nerve racking, but not bad. Think of it as preparation for cutting holes in the hull for more ballast intakes.

brain_rinse
07-01-2009, 09:55 AM
I Like too. So your able to give a little lift on the front side, slide out some, then grab the back to open?
Exactly right

sandm
07-01-2009, 12:42 PM
I like the fact that they won't blow out, as I almost always trailer mine open, but I really like being able to remove them for cleaning, and to fold the tower down into the 20ssv, you have to remove several of the cushions or the tower sets on top of them, crushing them.

04OUTBACK
07-01-2009, 01:48 PM
where did ya get those hinges? pretty cool idea!

brain_rinse
07-01-2009, 02:51 PM
where did ya get those hinges? pretty cool idea! Thanks! I went through my dealer (also a Cobalt dealer) who ordered them from Cobalt. I would imagine you could bypass the dealer though and go straight to the source.

brain_rinse
07-14-2009, 01:26 PM
Just one update... the hinges came pre-drilled with only three screws per side, and I was worried about the stress if someone were to lean on an open seat. I drilled a few more holes, added some screws, and sleep a lot better now. :)

mnpracing
07-16-2009, 06:37 PM
are the screws self tapping on the cushion side of the hinge? and for the fiberglass side of the hinge, did you use nuts on the underside or just screws that hold in the fiberglass. Very cool idea, I will be copying this.

brain_rinse
07-19-2009, 11:32 PM
I pre-drilled both the fiberglass and the seat bases, then used #10 x 3/4" stainless screws on both sides. Good luck!

gus 08 mobius lsv
07-25-2009, 05:44 PM
Thanks! I went through my dealer (also a Cobalt dealer) who ordered them from Cobalt. I would imagine you could bypass the dealer though and go straight to the source.

what or who is cobalt? do they have a website? got my boat from a dealer 5 hours away and now no longer is dealing moomba boats so i'm kinda in a pickle as to where to take my boat! hinged seats ... great idea and look very nice

brain_rinse
07-26-2009, 07:15 PM
what or who is cobalt? do they have a website? got my boat from a dealer 5 hours away and now no longer is dealing moomba boats so i'm kinda in a pickle as to where to take my boat! hinged seats ... great idea and look very nice
Thanks! Cobalt boats: http://www.cobaltboats.com/index.php

jjolson
07-29-2009, 09:56 PM
Mine hinges are now installed. They work well.