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Montauk Bow cushion - question.
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posted 05-24-2001 01:57 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-24-2001 05:11 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 05-24-2001 06:26 PM ET (US)
How thick is Dave's bow cushion? The factory one is about 2 inches and basically worthless.
posted 05-24-2001 08:12 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-25-2001 03:09 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-25-2001 04:17 PM ET (US)
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
posted 05-25-2001 04:53 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-31-2001 11:20 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-31-2001 11:49 AM ET (US)
3M 101 sealant. It's good for sealing
posted 05-31-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)
Haven't heard of Daves - any chance there is a web site? I'd like a bow cushion for my montauk as well.
posted 06-01-2001 11:18 AM ET (US)
They have a website listed on their letterhead, but I've never been able to get there: www.daves-upholstery.com
Their phone number is (321) 267-7028 in Titusville, Florida.
posted 06-01-2001 06:56 PM ET (US)
Thanks - I'll let you know if it works.
posted 08-18-2010 03:53 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 08-23-2010 06:21 PM ET (US)
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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