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Old 13 February 2014, 11:44   #11
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Old 13 February 2014, 17:43   #12
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Everything from £1500 to about £500. As I added the NMEA2000 and new lowrance kit that’s taken up all my winter budget.

I still want it doing but have some bookings for the rib in March so it needs to be back together in the next few weeks, if I get the money and the time I may revisit this midsummer – but if not it will be done at winter.
I like the look of that boat, very nice!
Cost wise anything mid-way should be enough to warrant a decent job, I dont think 500 is enough!
A lot depends on the foam, if you need new it can be quite costly. It is possible to add 1/2" or 1" of foam to the existing if its worn .This will at least give a neater finish.
Decent vinyl is £25 plus per metre so that adds up too!
Rather than a Marine trimmer try your local upholsterer they may be less expensive.
Just remade my seat and new back rest!

All the UV on the vinyl doesnt help, next job is to make a cover out of weathermax. (Good stuff)
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Old 14 February 2014, 05:02   #13
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Ok that was supposed to be a photo of my seat!

How did I manage to do that? Pillock...
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Old 19 February 2014, 06:28   #14
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Well got all my old seat bases, foam, and covers out of the loft to rebuild them the best I could - but the covers have shrunk!! Ahh. Any advice as at the moment they are about 1cm short
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Old 19 February 2014, 08:20   #15
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If they have gone stiff it will be tricky if they have gone brittle it could be impossible!
Try warming the vinyl with a hair dryer that can make it much more flexible.
If you are desperate you could trim the wooden bases slightly if they have enough overhang.
Sounds like its time to replace them though!
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They have gone all of the above - stiff brittle and cracking

I can't trim as the bases are the lids to lockers.

Thinking of putting them in a warm bath to try and loosen them up!

It's going to be impossible to re trim them before I need the boat, I have a LR discovery and that's stealing all my cash at the moment and has seriously skinned me.
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Friday and it will all be perfect will be like new!!

Love it though to much to get rid of it!
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I knew as soon as I posted someone from the LR bashing crew would be along!

But in its defence it's just wear and tear stuff that needs to be done - cam belt, oil pump casing, compressor, aux belt tensioner.... Remap.....

I am in a little Fiat 500 for the week while this all gets done - I can't wait to get the Disco back!!
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