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    Default I'm lost at mounting my seats

    I am sorry if I put this in the wrong section.
    But the boat I just got has the original seats but I can't figure out how they mount. It looks like the wood floor piece is quite narrow. The rear seats in my boats are the type that face each other.
    Sorry, for the stupid question. I'm new with this type of boat.

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    Need to show pic's of what your working with, floor, stringers, bottom of seats and I'm sure you will get some inputs. By the way, nice looking boat and welcome aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp562 View Post
    Need to show pic's of what your working with, floor, stringers, bottom of seats and I'm sure you will get some inputs. By the way, nice looking boat and welcome aboard.
    Xs 2 pics are worth a 1000 words

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp562 View Post
    Need to show pic's of what your working with, floor, stringers, bottom of seats and I'm sure you will get some inputs. By the way, nice looking boat and welcome aboard.
    Thank you very much..

    I have posted pics in the westcoast-south section ..

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    You should re post your thread and pics over here in the Jets section. It will be seen by more people.

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    I took a look at Your other thread and Pictures. Was the boat in this condition when You got it? Was the interior in the boat or just laying loose or out? Are ther any threaded rods or bolts sticking out the back upper side of the seats where it fits to the gunnel?
    It looks to me like that the boat once had a full floor that has rotted and has been cut out. You will need to get some ply wood and build a new floor.
    The area where the little wood blocks are there is probobly what we will call a frame stringer under there. It is really not a stringer but just a support for the floor as is the center piece that is allready exposed. To do it right You really need to grind the glass back to the point that it meets the fiberglass hull, exposing the wood frame stringer, determine if it is rotted or not and needing replacement. then grnd down the rest of the floor, removing carpet glue and what not and exposing fresh fibeglass. Cut ply wood to fit the shape of the area and reglass the floor back in.
    THIS IS JUST A QUICK GENERALIZATION OF THE PROCESSE. THERE IS MORE INVOLVED!
    In regards to the seats, looks like they were built to just sit on the floor and were probobly screwed to some cleats that were glassed to the part of the floor that was cut ot, and maybe bolted to the gunnels,on the sides. The pices that run purpindicular to the rest of the seat frames are just support pieces that fit to the angle of the hull, to hold the flat seat parts up.
    If You are attempting to mount the seats in the boats present condition,You are missing a very big piece of the puzzel,The floor!
    In boats with this type of construction the floor is used as an impotant sructural aspect of the hulls rigidity and will not be stong enough with out it. The only way to overcome no solid floor would be to convert to full stringers.......Hal


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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
    I took a look at Your other thread and Pictures. Was the boat in this condition when You got it? Was the interior in the boat or just laying loose or out? Are ther any threaded rods or bolts sticking out the back upper side of the seats where it fits to the gunnel?
    It looks to me like that the boat once had a full floor that has rotted and has been cut out. You will need to get some ply wood and build a new floor.
    The area where the little wood blocks are there is probobly what we will call a frame stringer under there. It is really not a stringer but just a support for the floor as is the center piece that is allready exposed. To do it right You really need to grind the glass back to the point that it meets the fiberglass hull, exposing the wood frame stringer, determine if it is rotted or not and needing replacement. then grnd down the rest of the floor, removing carpet glue and what not and exposing fresh fibeglass. Cut ply wood to fit the shape of the area and reglass the floor back in.
    THIS IS JUST A QUICK GENERALIZATION OF THE PROCESSE. THERE IS MORE INVOLVED!
    In regards to the seats, looks like they were built to just sit on the floor and were probobly screwed to some cleats that were glassed to the part of the floor that was cut ot, and maybe bolted to the gunnels,on the sides. The pices that run purpindicular to the rest of the seat frames are just support pieces that fit to the angle of the hull, to hold the flat seat parts up.
    If You are attempting to mount the seats in the boats present condition,You are missing a very big piece of the puzzel,The floor!
    In boats with this type of construction the floor is used as an impotant sructural aspect of the hulls rigidity and will not be stong enough with out it. The only way to overcome no solid floor would be to convert to full stringers.......Hal


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    Thanks for putting my pics up.
    The seats were setting inside. not mounted and it did have a piece of plywood cut and in the hole. but it was not glassed in or anything.

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    are them stringer's soft????

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    i built some bases for my seats, and then glassed those down to the floor with mat all the way around. then i made some brackets and i bolt the seats to the brackets. solid.




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    found wet foam in my boat and wet wood so it was gutted all the way and started over with composit's ...no more foam or wood to get wet, was nice talking to you on the phone.I might do a thread hear of what i had to do to my boat after i paid someone to do it and they foked it up

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    Thanks Guys !!!!
    You guys are great !!!
    I really appreciate the calls and tips !!
    Damn.... sounds like I have work to do .

    P.S. You you have some BEAUTIFUL BOATS !!!
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