Bow Cushions / Fold up lounging?

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  1. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

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    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Did a quick search and didn't see anything.

    Next on the to do list is new bow cushions. Instead of just duplicating the lay flat OEM variety, I'd like to see if anyone has changed their lay flat into having the ability to adjust upright?

    If so, how'd you do it - and any pics are always welcomed.
     
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  2. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Ditto...
     
  3. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Thritto
     
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  4. Phasma

    Phasma Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Thritto? ......good one
     
  5. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    I just bought two of these at the boat show this year. Works for us.

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  6. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    That's what I use now too. Always liked the ones on newer Searays that have the starboard frames that you can swing out and make a chaise.
     
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  7. Fly'n Family

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    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Those are nice, which brand are they?

    I'm working on reducing "stuff" carried on the boat - but if myself or the folks coming out to look at the challenge Thursday can't figure something out - I may have to go that route.
     
  8. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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  9. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member

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    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    Honestly I have no idea. Just bought them from a marine vendor for about $50/pop. I'll have a look when I'm home later and let you know. I hear you about carrying too much stuff, but we just slide these under my son's bed in the mid cabin when not in use or wedge them between the stairs and head wall. When we're not underway, they'll be on the bow.
     
  10. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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  11. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

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  12. Fly'n Family

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    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
  13. Charlesoceanone

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    55A8ABBB-1923-44D5-9E92-212B5D7EA543.jpeg FA2E46E6-DBFA-4433-A23E-13BCAF655AC0.jpeg I made these from starboard and used my existing flat cushions for my previous boat. They worked great on my Meridian 411. Sorry I’m trying to figure out how to make them right side up.
     
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  14. Fly'n Family

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    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    The only aspect I'm really wondering about, is affixing the slotted pieces mounted on the deck where the adjustable seat back fixture goes into for different seatback angles.

    There's a couple of pics in Quint4's link you can see these. Sure hate putting more holes in the boat.
     
  15. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Just two holes to attach the bungy cords attached to the sides of the cushion.
     
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  16. Fly'n Family

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    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Thank you for the response and picture, that's not bad at all. Great looking set-up BTW...
     
  17. Fly'n Family

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    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    So I found a canvas/upholstery shop locally that's done this conversion on multiple boats....one boat at my marina I was able to check out.

    Same set-up as Keith Z's pic above. Going to replace the entire bow cushion set-up with new incorporating the lounge chairs along with a couple of beverage holders. It will use my present snaps, and just as Keith said, just two new holes for the bungy cord(s).

    Pricey, but deposit was paid and my wife is looking forward to her front lounges in two to three weeks.
     
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  18. Keith Zibilich

    Keith Zibilich Member SILVER Sponsor

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    I also recently added and Sunbrella cover for the lounge chairs. Love the way it came out. IMG_2939.jpg
     
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  19. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

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    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    That looks sharp Keith, are you under roof or an open slip? I'm under cover, but think I'm going to do the same.....not to worried about the sun aspect, more for the flying critters dropping bombs. I don't want to have to scrub them every time I go to the boat.

    And I'm already working on how to add this aspect while on the hook and the sun is high...this should be pretty easy.
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  20. Spark600

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