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84 Montauk posted 05-24-2001 01:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for 84 Montauk  
Just received my bow cushion from Dave's and am looking for learned advice on the best method to install the snaps on the boat. Any responses will be greatly appreciated.
stagalv posted 05-24-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
I am curious about how you like the cushion. I would like one for those non-fishing times when I am out with the wife, etc.. but I really dont want to place snaps in my fiberglass. After you use it let me know how you like it. Also, how much did it cost?
dgp posted 05-24-2001 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
How thick is Dave's bow cushion? The factory one is about 2 inches and basically worthless.
whalernut posted 05-24-2001 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I believe the new Montauks bow pad have a loop that holds them onto the bow and it isn`t snapped on, maybee you could do that? Regards-Jack Graner.
84 Montauk posted 05-25-2001 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for 84 Montauk    
The cushion is about 2.5 inches thick with fairly dense foam-rubber, about the same as any standard boat cushion, in my experience. I'm sure the kids who ride on it will think it's great. I ordered mine finished in tan vinyl with tan piping. Craftmanship is good and it looks like it will be a good match to the desert tan hull. It has 9 snap-grommets on straps sewed to the underside. Cost was $188.50 plus $17 shipping. I suppose I will just predrill and carefully install the grommet studs with stainless screws. I'm not real excited about drilling so many holes up front, but the cushion is already here and, hey, it's Memorial Day weekend and time to have some fun. The loop over the bow might work, but it would cost more and I really don't want to hassle with sending it back, etc.
triblet posted 05-25-2001 04:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Be sure to squirt some 101 in the holes,
and put some on the screws, to seal things
up. Also, drill one hole, install one
screw, until you know you have the drill
size right.


dgp posted 05-25-2001 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Jack (Whalernut), the new Montauk bow cushion is snapped on. I didn't want one when I ordered my 2001 but it's now standard so you can't delete.
If I ordered a new one from Dave's I'd have him make it about 4" thick.
84 Montauk posted 05-31-2001 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for 84 Montauk    
triblet: thanks for your reply. i did install the cushion this past weekend, using only 5 of the 9 snaps. it is secure and looks great. what is "101" you referred to? thanks.
triblet posted 05-31-2001 11:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
3M 101 sealant. It's good for sealing


Landlocked posted 05-31-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Haven't heard of Daves - any chance there is a web site? I'd like a bow cushion for my montauk as well.


84 Montauk posted 06-01-2001 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for 84 Montauk    
They have a website listed on their letterhead, but I've never been able to get there:

Their phone number is (321) 267-7028 in Titusville, Florida.

Landlocked posted 06-01-2001 06:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Thanks - I'll let you know if it works.
dsmu posted 08-18-2010 03:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for dsmu  Send Email to dsmu     
has anyone had a montauk bow cusion made with notches around the bow pulpit to hold it in place? if so, does it work and who made it?
ratherwhalering posted 08-23-2010 06:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Call Lois at Hallsnautical and have her fabricate a bow cushion without "snap flaps". Have her add two 6-inch "snap straps" to the aft hull side, 6 inches off center. Screw the studs to the underside of the bow locker.

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