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    I'm building boxes for my seats. Whats the best way to attach the seat bases to the plywood top? Just some thick wood screws? Also, what about the throttle pedal? I just don't want to have to worry about the screws stripping out in the middle of a fine day on the lake. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    I'm building boxes for my seats. Whats the best way to attach the seat bases to the plywood top? Just some thick wood screws? Also, what about the throttle pedal? I just don't want to have to worry about the screws stripping out in the middle of a fine day on the lake. Thanks!
    Not sure how other people do it, but rather than bolt them to the floor I fiberglassed my seat boxes to the floor of the boat. You'll have to do some sanding to prep the area before you can glass to it though.



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    Have you seen these?, they work like a zip tie and the threaded part stays put, easy and cheap (just like the perfect date....) Just run some 1/4"-20 stainless capscrews and you're boating.

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    Glassing blocks in works ok too, but you still have to screw something in...

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    Usually it's aluminum angle 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" X 3/16" To connect the seat to the box.

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    I have seen it where the installer fiberglasses in some 2" X 4"'s to the floor and screws in the seat frames to them, or seat boxes are fiberglassed to the floor, or aluminum angle iron is mounted to the stringer (usually on bucket seats).

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    I'm definently going to glass the box in on the floor and screw the seat bases, for bucket seats, on top of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    I'm building boxes for my seats. Whats the best way to attach the seat bases to the plywood top? Just some thick wood screws? Also, what about the throttle pedal? I just don't want to have to worry about the screws stripping out in the middle of a fine day on the lake. Thanks!
    my new interior started with stainless wood screws, now i use stainless lag bolts, just pre drill the seat box larger than your bolt, so that it onlybites into the floorboard. If you don't, you'll never get the seat in tight. Mine hold up great with that method, had a few buddies fall backwards with the old screws, kinda funny but unsafe. Now, just know where your floorboard ends and the bottom of your hull begins, otherwise you'll bolt it to the trailer.
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