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dvanaken posted 10-09-2003 06:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for dvanaken   Send Email to dvanaken  
I checked with Halls and they have only cushions for older Montauks - I am looking for one for my 2003 M170 - do I need to go to my dealer? Anybody have good experience with aftermarket suppliers? Thanks for your ideas...
Rich M posted 10-10-2003 01:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
AFAIK the dealer is the only source. I bought one from my dealer, IIRC it was around $270 installed and worth every penny. It has the embosed logo and grey piping (as well as marine grade foam, etc) that matches the rest of the upolstery. When they install it they screw snaps into the perimiter of the fore deck to hold it in place. To access the anchor well it is quickly unsnapped and leaned well out of the way against the bow rail. It's held in place in this "hinged" position by a nylon strap that fits through the bow lifting eye. The strap has a quick release buckle for easy removal. Really a first rate package, and the most comfortable place on the boat!

Rich M
170M03

Rich M posted 10-10-2003 01:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
AFAIK the dealer is the only source. I bought one from my dealer, IIRC it was around $270 installed and worth every penny. It has the embosed logo and grey piping (as well as marine grade foam, etc) that matches the rest of the upolstery. When they install it they screw snaps into the perimiter of the fore deck to hold it in place. To access the anchor well it is quickly unsnapped and leaned well out of the way against the bow rail. It's held in place in this "hinged" position by a nylon strap that fits through the bow lifting eye. The strap has a quick release buckle for easy removal. Really a first rate package, and the most comfortable place on the boat!

Rich M
170M03

dvanaken posted 10-10-2003 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for dvanaken  Send Email to dvanaken     
Rich M-

Thanks for the info. Sounds like just the ticket for my family's comfort! My dealer is 2 hours away, however, I'd probably be installing it myself. Any idea how many snaps to permanently install?

whalersman posted 10-10-2003 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
I believe Lois at Hall's Nautical can make any cushion you want...

Look on page 58 of Cetacea and you will see she is making the cushions for the Stern Quarter seats that evidently match the 170's interior...

Joe

Rich M posted 10-10-2003 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
7 snaps total. 1 each about a foot from either side of the lifting eye, 1 each near the aft corners, 1 each about a foot from center along the edge aft of the anchor well and 1 in the center of this same edge. Good choice to get one, I promise you won't be sorry. Enjoy!

Rich M
170M03

Rich M posted 10-10-2003 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
The last post was from memory, I spent the day on the water today. Still 7 snaps but there are 2 per side at each aft corner and just 1 in the center of the anchor well aft edge. The front is as previously described. You'll see what I mean when you get the cushion.
jimh posted 10-11-2003 02:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Richm--Can you please give the address or telephone for the AFAIK dealer. Since he is the only source I am sure others will want to contact him.

Also perhaps your dealer IIRC should have his address mentioned.

If AFAIK and IIRC are the dealers to buy from, we ought have their numbers or websites.

Barney posted 10-11-2003 07:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Thanks for this information. I am confused about the dealers listed. What kinda of dealers are they? I was thinking Whaler dealers at first. My Whaler dealer wants $310 for the cushion. Jim
dvanaken posted 10-11-2003 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for dvanaken  Send Email to dvanaken     
Rich M-

Thanks for the info - I put a call in to the dealer. Whalersman - I started with Halls but they only do the classic Montauks.

I certainly agree with Jim regarding AFAIK and IIRC - and let's not forget IMHO - truly a great source of advice!

:-)

Dale

Rich M posted 10-11-2003 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
You guys are kidding, right? AFAIK is webspeak for "as far as I know", IIRC - "if I recall". Any Whaler dealer can order the factory cushion.
alkar posted 10-12-2003 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
Thanks for defining those acronyms. I had no idea what you were talking about.

This is the only internet forum I regularly participate in, so I'm not very "hip" to the special language of the net. Folks her mostly just use words to communicate.

alkar posted 10-12-2003 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
Many hear subscribe to LWUAIC.

As you probably know, LWUAIC refers to "Lazy Writers Using Acronyms to Impair Communication".

:)

p.s. The marine grade upholstery materials are widely available and not particularly difficult to work with. Any local upholstery shop should be able to make any pads you wish - and you can support your local economy and have a local business to look to for repair if you damage the stuff.

I had all of my upholstery redone by a local upholstery shop that does a lot of marine work. They also fabricated a number of custom pieces (coaming pads, back pads, and cooler tops). It all turned out beautiful. It also saved me a substantial amount of money and made another friend in the community. I had the the samer experience when I had my windshield fabricated; I saved LOTS of money, supported the local tradesman, and made new friends.

I had the same experience when I had my aluminum dash fabricated, etc...

Barney posted 10-12-2003 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Ok, I admit I had no idea what the acronyms ment. Jim
Rich M posted 10-13-2003 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rich M  Send Email to Rich M     
"LWUAIC refers to "Lazy Writers Using Acronyms to Impair Communication"

When you're a 2 finger seek and peck typist like me it helps to abreviate. I had no idea it would cause such a fuss, I won't do it again.

Barney posted 10-13-2003 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Rich M., People at work use lots of acronyms. We started using made up ones in meetings. Nobody would every ask what they ment. Like the "BMJ" project. We would throw that out all the time. It ment "Big Mamma Jamma" for a made up project. Jim
eaglet1122 posted 10-15-2003 11:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for eaglet1122  Send Email to eaglet1122     
Jimh did you get that address yet? That was funny. I know I took that hook line and sinker.
eaglet1122 posted 10-15-2003 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for eaglet1122  Send Email to eaglet1122     
Jimh did you get that address yet? That was funny. I know I took that hook line and sinker.

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