How to Replace Boat Seats

How to Replace Boat Seats
Seats in a boat that are damaged, scratched or faded can be replaced if they are too far gone to try and repair. This process will involve taking out the actual seat without removing any of the seat mounts or other hardware used to secure the seat to the deck. You can replace the seats in a boat by first deciding on the new seat style, if any, that you want to use in the boat.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Pedestal Seat

Things You’ll Need:
  • Socket wrench
  • Socket wrench
Step 1
Locate the bolts that are used to secure the seat to the pedestal mount.
Step 2
Remove the bolts using an adjustable wrench or a socket wrench.
Step 3
Pull the old seat off of the pedestal mount and set it aside.
Step 4
Set a new seat on the pedestal mount. Make sure the seat is facing forward and is sitting level.
Step 5
Place a level on the seat cushion to see if the new seat is sitting level on the mount.
Step 6
Insert the bolts into the bolt holes and tighten them with the adjustable wrench or socket wrench.

Frame Seat

Step 1
Locate the bolts that were used to secure the seat frame to the deck.
Step 2
Remove the bolts using a socket wrench.
Step 3
Pull the seat off of the deck and set it aside.
Step 4
Set the new seat in place and insert the bolts into the bolt holes.
Step 5
Tighten the bolts with the socket wrench.

Tips & Warnings

 
Insert a washer over the mounting bolts when securing the seat to help make it level.
 
Insert a washer over the mounting bolts when securing the seat to help make it level.
 
Make sure the new seat is the correct size before purchasing a new seat, especially if you need to place a custom order.
 
Make sure the new seat is the correct size before purchasing a new seat, especially if you need to place a custom order.

Article Written By Cameron Easey

Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.

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