Vinyl help/ ideas

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  1. Joel_CA

    Joel_CA Member

    97
    Sep 15, 2013
    Norcal
    1998 Bowrider 210
    5.0 Mercuriser/ Alpha 1
    I'm still in the middle of my decks carpet to EVA foam padding upgrade and while I have the seats out, I decided to recover the back2back seat boxes with marine vinyl in place of the outdated carpet. While everything turned out just ok, I'm looking for any ideas on how to eliminate this inside corner eye sore. Basically, when stretching out the vinyl to cover a 90 degree inside angle, a 45 degree split must be made to allow both edges to lay flat. While it's possible to stretch the vinyl to wrap around inside corners on pieces that are about 1/4" thick, this particular area is about 1" thick so the inside corner can't be covered perfectly. The guys at Searay tucked a piece of carpet at each inside edge to fill in the gap (see pic) when they wrapped the seat boxes in carpet. I tried the same technique with the vinyl.. and let's just say it's not a perfect as I want it to be. Anyone have any ideas on how I can cover this eyesore? My wife says it's an area of the boat that isn't really seen, but my OCD wants to make it a good as it can be. Any helpful ideas would be appreciated! 20191005_151057.jpg
     

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  2. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_4230.JPG Cut a piece of vinyl the length of the flat surface opening and glue it down along the lower portion of the opening from end to end. Then make piping out of the same material and glue it around the entire opening to hide the seam between the new strip and the existing vinyl.
     
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  3. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    How about a white starbord door over the opening? Could top or bottom piano hinge it with a short gas strut to hold it open and closed. If you wanted it vented you could cut slits in it.
     
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  4. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    I know this is going to cause calls for the return of my guy card, but it looks great, and your wife is right. Once it’s out of your dinning room and back on the boat no one is going to see, or care about it. Otherwise, I’d go with Creekwood’s starboard cubby doors solution.

    H
     
  5. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    496
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gS165 w Quantum HD Radar
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    I would consider an aluminum or SS 1 inch trim made in one piece with the seam on the top and installed with countersunk flush screws. It would provide maximum protection from chafing of your new vinyl by various items shoved in the storage area.
    Looks great by the way. I really dislike carpet on boats for some reason.
    CD
     
  6. Joel_CA

    Joel_CA Member

    97
    Sep 15, 2013
    Norcal
    1998 Bowrider 210
    5.0 Mercuriser/ Alpha 1
    Thanks for the input. I fabricated a lid for the opening. The local Joann's crafts store had vanilla colored marine grade vinyl that matched my seats well, so I went with that to give the seat boxes a 2 toned look. Home Depot had some stainless steel drawer catches to hold it in place. The end result isnt too shabby. Much better than without the lid and now the inside corner eye sore is covered. I may finish it off with some type of drawer pull and possibly a Searay emblem of some sort. I will look into the idea of protecting the inside lip of the vinyl from damage as suggested. Thanks everyone!
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  7. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Looks awesome and that is a perfect color match.
     
  8. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    It looks great! What an improvement.
     
  9. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Looks great plus its a functional improvement!

    -Kevin
     
  10. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    402
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Great job. When i re upholstered my s24 sorrento i got aluminum L track. 1/2 x1 it was easy to bend around things and was secured on the backside 20191008_050747.jpg
     
  11. Joel_CA

    Joel_CA Member

    97
    Sep 15, 2013
    Norcal
    1998 Bowrider 210
    5.0 Mercuriser/ Alpha 1
    Can u provide a link? I tried searching "L track" and came up empty.
     
  12. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    402
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    I used this. Its actually for tile floor transitions. Can be bought at home depot or lowes. Second is another choice. Screenshot_20191010-162648_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20191010-162802_Chrome.jpg
     

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