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  • Re-wooding Sunpad

    Well my sun pad was replaced right before I bought the boat in '11. It appears that they used some shit company. Steel staples and hardware used everywhere. Well my cover had a leak the past couples years that I didn't notice but now it's in year round dry storage so the sunpad is completely dried out.

    I pulled it off and took her home. Started taking it apart to find that the wood was all gone where the hinge was supposed to be attached. Pulled all the vinyl off and think i can save the foam. The foam is contoured on the back rest so I really didn't want to replace it.

    Got a full sheet of marine plywood and got the old pieces apart for a template. The 10 degree backrest was fun to assemble. All SS hardware in it and will coat with some sort of protectant. Hopefully I can get the foam down with some adhesive and get to using some SS staples and my new pneumatic staple gun.
    Attached Files
    1995 Powerquest 257 XL Legend
    496 MAG, Bravo III w/ 28's
    Good Enough Too

    Previous: 1997 Crownline 202 BR - Good Enough

    Towwer: 2001 Chevy Suburban, Murdered, 4x4, Loaded

  • #2
    New wood
    Attached Files
    1995 Powerquest 257 XL Legend
    496 MAG, Bravo III w/ 28's
    Good Enough Too

    Previous: 1997 Crownline 202 BR - Good Enough

    Towwer: 2001 Chevy Suburban, Murdered, 4x4, Loaded

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    • #3
      looking good!
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      • #4
        Nice.. and it will be done RIGHT!
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        • #5
          Nice work...I'll be anxious to see the final product!

          Just noticed you are from Fairfield, OH. I made a trip out there last week to pick up our new boat at Hern Marine. It was a long drive home pulling the boat but well worth the trip. They treated me very well.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by codgaard View Post
            Nice work...I'll be anxious to see the final product!

            Just noticed you are from Fairfield, OH. I made a trip out there last week to pick up our new boat at Hern Marine. It was a long drive home pulling the boat but well worth the trip. They treated me very well.
            Yup they are pretty helpful. Lots of boats from there, most years they are the biggest volume dealer in the US.
            1995 Powerquest 257 XL Legend
            496 MAG, Bravo III w/ 28's
            Good Enough Too

            Previous: 1997 Crownline 202 BR - Good Enough

            Towwer: 2001 Chevy Suburban, Murdered, 4x4, Loaded

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            • #7
              Nice job, Nate. The old one was pretty funky.
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              • #8
                I had redone the seats on my golf cart a few years ago and used Monel staples rather than Stainless. Forget where I read that they were better, but not rusting so far. Monel is mostly nickel and copper.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monel
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                • #9
                  Looking good
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                  350 MAG MPI & Bravo III
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                  • #10
                    Nate - Nice work. I had the vinyl replaced on my sunpad a few years ago, and thankfully, the wood still was solid, and still appears to be today. I hope I don't have to go through what you're going through, but nice to know, if I do, there is good information shared here. Much appreciated and good luck with the rest of the build.
                    2002 Crownline 202 BR LPX

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                    • #11
                      Hopefully you can keep the foam, it's expensive! But it would not have surprised me if you went with the slab wood look.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bald Mike View Post
                        Hopefully you can keep the foam, it's expensive! But it would not have surprised me if you went with the slab wood look.
                        2005 Crownline 216LS. "At-Risk Behavior"
                        350 MAG MPI & Bravo III
                        2012 Ram 1500 4wd Crew Cab.
                        2021 Ram 2500 4wd Crew Cab

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                        • #13
                          The foam was still in good enough shape. I was able to get a waterproof clear coat on the top and have the drainage holes in her.

                          Got some spray adhesive to put each piece of foam down the staple the vinyl divide. Kept her pretty tight and to be honest looks the same as when I started. It wasn't the best fit before and was small to begin with.

                          Still need to drill the holes for the hinge but that needs to be done with the boat. And the black covering back in it
                          Attached Files
                          1995 Powerquest 257 XL Legend
                          496 MAG, Bravo III w/ 28's
                          Good Enough Too

                          Previous: 1997 Crownline 202 BR - Good Enough

                          Towwer: 2001 Chevy Suburban, Murdered, 4x4, Loaded

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                          • #14
                            Did you coat the new wood on epoxy or fiberglass resin? If not, it will rot in a couple years
                            If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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                            • #15
                              Wish I had your patience and attention to detail, Nate. Just like your table work......
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