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  • Well it’s been a busy week. I have been able to get some project time in. As promised earlier here’s a picture of the new back to back seats. It’s the best representation I can get without assembling them.

    Most of this week has been a break from upholstery to work on paint prep. I have her all rough sanded and what minor repairs are complete.…[Read more]

  • Well as you all saw in the previous update I have some rolls of vinyl foam and some piping. That does not get me sitting in the boat. I couldn’t wait to get started to see what I could do. Well I got home from work about three thirty and at six I have my first cushion. I have to say I’m very pleased with my first attempt. I don’t think three hours…[Read more]

  • Well as you all saw in the previous update I have some rolls of vinyl foam and some piping. That does not get me sitting in the boat. I couldn’t wait to get started to see what I could do. Well I got home from work about three thirty and at six I have my first cushion. I have to say I’m very pleased with my first attempt. I don’t think three hours…[Read more]

  • The materials for the new upholstery have finally arrived. It’s amazing that there is nothing you can’t buy on Ebay and have delivered right to your door. If you shop smart you can find some great pricing. I was able to keep the total cost for the upholstery not counting the seats I mentioned earlier to $180. That’s going to replace everything as…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Our Runabout Rebuild in the forum Group logo of Gear Heads and Grease MonkeysGear Heads and Grease Monkeys 2 years ago · 

    The only upholstery that we won’t be doing ourselves is the back to back cockpit seats. The old ones were so rotted that it was easier to just purchase new ones. The new seats are all carbon fiber construction. Quite a bit lighter and they will never rot again. I’ll upload some pictures when I get them. We have settled on a red and white interior…[Read more]

  • About seven years ago we purchased a 1987 Sunbird bow rider with a 130 hp Mercruiser stern drive and trailer from an Ebay auction. She was in rough shape. She had been sitting for a couple years so the interior was rotted and the upholstery coming apart. The motor had been allowed to freeze due to not being winterized and had cracked the block…[Read more]

  • started the topic Our Runabout Rebuild in the forum Group logo of Gear Heads and Grease MonkeysGear Heads and Grease Monkeys 2 years ago · 

    About seven years ago we purchased a 1987 Sunbird bow rider with a 130 hp Mercruiser stern drive and trailer from an Ebay auction. She was in rough shape. She had been sitting for a couple years so the interior was rotted and the upholstery coming apart. The motor had been allowed to freeze due to not being winterized and had cracked the block…[Read more]