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Gezafishes posted 02-27-2013 12:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for Gezafishes  
The back rest on my rear seat became bent after several years. I was able to bend it straight a few times, but after it continued becoming bent with little use, I disassembled. The seat back is constructed of 1/2" starboard material, with a ridged piece of aluminum screwed across the middle horizontally to add rididity. I will use the starboard as a template to make a seat back out of 3/4" marine plywood which will be a more durable solution. Has anyone else experienced a similar issue?
Jefecinco posted 02-28-2013 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
Starboard is bendy stuff, thus the piece of aluminum for a stiffener.

The 3/4 plywood should be very rigid. Even 1/2 inch marine plywood may be all you need. From your post I believe the seat back is internal to the cushion. If so, 1/2 inch may be a better fit and provide sufficient rigidity.

If you can seal the end grain of the plywood your new seat back will last a lot longer. Perhaps a couple of good coats of epoxy would get the job done.


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