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Old 07-11-2012, 06:34 PM
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Default Pro-Line Cabin Bolster Removal

As some of you may have read, I'm replacing the cushions and curtains in the cabin of my boat.

I'm trying to remove the cabin bolsters but I can't find how they're attached.

I've checked for screws but I can't seem to find any.

Has anyone removed their bolsters to be recovered?

I need to get these off.

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As some of you may have read, I'm replacing the cushions and curtains in the cabin of my boat.

I'm trying to remove the cabin bolsters but I can't find how they're attached.

I've checked for screws but I can't seem to find any.

Has anyone removed their bolsters to be recovered?

I need to get these off.

Thanks
Might get some help on the Proline Forum -- They would need to know the model & year of the boat. http://www.prolineowners.com/index.php?www

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I tried there, no luck.
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I tried there, no luck.
I replaced all of mine re my 2950, but better said, had them replaced. Didn't do it myself.
Bradley, SeaBob, you guys out there?

Also, if no immediate help comes on THT, Faron @ (352) 795-4111.
He's on a limited duty schedule and I dont know if he's immediatly available but if not, PM me and I'll get you the answers.
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I have replaced them on my 1998 2610. The backing is screwed to the cabin and the foam is glued and material stapled over on the plastic backing. The best way is to cut the material off, peel off the foam then unscrew the backing. If the screws won't come out just use a screw drive and pop them off. After I did this i took them and had new foam and covered them with sunbrella. That way you can clean them with fresh water when thwy get damp or wet. Did the cusion the same. Let me know how you do. Putting them back on is easy but you have to take your time ,there is a method. If you are going to do that let me know and I can tell you how.
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Oh, by the way. Did you get your key problem taken care of. Its a real easy, I replied to you post on that.
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I tried calling Faron about the keys and the bolsters but haven't gotten through yet.

So, let me get this right. Tear off the fabric, peel off the foam and the screws are under the foam?

I'm going to send the bolsters to Florida to the guy who is making my cushions.

How will I get these back on if the screws are under the foam?
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If you check the area off the pleats or seams in the fabric you should be able to feel the screws and remove them with out tearing off the fabric.
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Are the screws in the front or in the back?
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Check for pleats, or else sometimes they are screwed thru the rub rail or hull and deck flange from the outside.
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If you check the area off the pleats or seams in the fabric you should be able to feel the screws and remove them with out tearing off the fabric.
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Screws are in the front of the bolster, if you are not taking the covers and foam off you will need a long phillips head bit for your driver. Since you are having them recovered anyway, take the covers and foam off.
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Also, on the keys the cabin is a Mobella lock and the locker keys are Southco. You can get replacements.
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Thanks Bruce, where can I getr the replacements?

I'll let you know how I do on the bolsters.
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Just Google their names and web sites come up. Please go back to your original post on this subject and I gave you the key numbers for both types of keys. I don't have mine with me right now to give you the key numbers. On their web sites they have phone contact numbers also. Let me know if you have a problem. I will be off line for the next few days.
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Feel for the screws and just cut an access hole in the fabric.Don't need to remove it all.
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Thanks so much Bruce!
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Thanks BBM!

I'll try it tonight.
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I got both bolsters off. I had to tear the fabric because there was no way to find the screws otherwise. It's interesting that all screws and hardware are stainless yet the staples used to keep the fabric on were not. All the staples were rusted through and practically disintegrated in front of me. The staples left a bunch of rust stains.

Anyway, after I get them reupholstered, I need to reinstall.

Bruce, you said that there was a trick or an easy way. I can only think of one. Put a screw on the end of a screw gun and push into the fabric. I'm a little concerned about tearing the new fabric when I get them back so I bet the trick is to have a washer or piece of metal or plastic around the tip of the screw gun to prefect tearing.

Am I correct?
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Whom ever does your new boltsers, could they use stainless t-nuts or bolts, so you can secure bolsters to the hull cap.

T-nut is hidden by fabric, and the threads will be opposite the bolster cover, to be through bolted from underneath the cap (assuming you can access this area).

I know Tiara & Pursuits, are done this way. I have had 3 Pro-lines, but all the cockpit bolsters slide into a rail system. A couple wellcrafts I did, the screws were hidden in the pleats.


Sorry, might not pertain to 'cabin' bolsters. I was thinking cockpit bolsters.
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