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Old 05-14-2019, 02:16 PM
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I have two Coaming pads almost 8 feet long each I would like to remove, have reupholstered, and reinstall.
These go from the center console forward.
I can just barely touch the bolts with nuts on each end, but see absolutely no way to get to the middle two on each side.
Is it possible they used something else to secure the center?
I've thought about prying it out far enough to get a sawzall blade in, and then just worry about how to reinstall.
Anyone have an experience with anything like this?
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:23 PM
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Did you try lifting up slightly after removing the 2 that you were able to get to?

My coaming pads have holes on the backside that slide into hooks that are screwed into the boat. There are additional attachment points like yours (screws or bolts/nuts) that keep the coaming pads from flying off at high speed (ask me how I know), but the holes/hooks is what generally keeps them in place.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:05 PM
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Thanks for the response. I'll get the end ones off and give it a hard lift, then a pry, then swear a little and get the sawzall out!
I haven't removed the end nuts yet but that's where I'll start. I just can't believe that they are that hard to get to.
Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:12 PM
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Don't use a sawzall. That will not be pretty if you make the slightest slip. Never saw a set of coaming pads yet that can't be removed and re-installed. They were not designed to be a permanent fixture. As shown above there has to be a hidden fastener. Spend more time examining and start by removing the ends as you mentioned. I've removed all my coaming pads on all my boats each Fall for Winter storage. Usually a very simple job that extends the life of the upholstery.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:57 PM
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My boat had bolts where accessable and these Xmas tree clips where the backside is not accessable.

Clipsandfasteners Inc 25 Double End Xmas Tree Retainers Clips 11/32" Stem Diameter

Search on Amazon. That's where I got mine.

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Old 05-14-2019, 07:23 PM
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What will you recover them with?
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:34 PM
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Not really true. (Hidden fasteners) 32 Fountain bolsters front to rear. ALL bolsters thru bolted with 1/4" bolts, washer and lock nuts from the factory before the liner was dropped in. Had to remove vinyl and foam and drill out all the screw heads. Thankfully not the case with most boat brands.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:50 PM
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I GOT ONE OFF!

After finding that there were 3 thru bolts, not 2, we lifted and pulled and nothing.
We then did some prying and investigation only to find you slide them straight back to remove. I have never seen these starboard looking T fittings before, but the pads are removable if you take the front stereo speakers out first.

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