Learn Simple Boat Seats Repairs
If you have the good fortune to own a boat, you may have to
learn how to repair boat
seats sooner than you think. Well this is so because the more you used the boat you
can expect any of your boat seats to require some maintenance after some time. The reasons are quite obvious.
These boat seats naturally go through quite a lot of wear and tear during those outdoor adventures you may
have enjoyed with your boat. It is now time to devote your effort to give your boat a good makeover by doing
some simple boat seats repairing of your worn-out seats. It could save you some money when you opt for the
easier way out that is to replace your boat seats.
Here are some simple steps that you can follow to repair boat seats:
1. First and foremost, remove the boat seats that you determined needs some repair.
Turn over these seats facing down. Get hold of your staple remover (used specially for boats, auto, furniture
etc) to have the staples that held the used fabric to the seats removed. Then remove the damaged cushion from
the boat seats.
2. Now lay that old or damaged fabric out on a flat level surface. Then take the
measurements of this fabric i.e. the length and width dimensions. Then add an extra 6 inches to this length
and width dimensions that you have noted down. Finally once you have the measurements, go visit your local
boat supplies store that sell all sorts of boating accessories including these marine fabric materials
that you will need, usually vinyl. Make sure that the store person cut the new fabric according to the
measurements that you have painstakingly measured earlier with the extra length and width. While you are
there, you may need to buy your boat cushions too.
3. Now spread out the newly purchased vinyl fabric on the surface and place the old
fabric on top of it. Take some safety pins to secure the old fabric to the new vinyl at their edges. Then
finally cut around the old fabric so that the new one follows the same pattern of the old
4. The last part is the easiest. Put the newly purchased boat cushions on your
boat seats and then place the new fabric over these seats. Finally take the staple gun and secure the vinyl
cover and ensure it is tightly pressed down before doing so.
There you have it. You just learned how to how to repair boat seats for yourself. It is
not as difficult as it may first appear to be.
To Replace Your Boat Seats
Learn when you should resort to boat seats repair
and when you should do your own replacement of boat seats to save unnecessary time and effort.