1970 Katama Upholstery

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1970 Katama Upholstery

Postby cgodfrey » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:07 pm

I am beginning restoration of a 1970 Katama 16 boat. The upholstery is in poor condition.

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I am not particularly interested in retrofitting modern seats.

Q1: what options exist for restoration of the original upholstered seats?

Q2: is a direct replacement seat available?

Q3: is hiring an upholstery shop to restore the original seats the best option?


Thanks for your advice
Chris Godfrey
Minneapolis, MN
CW'er since 2005
1963 13' Sport, 1970 16' Katama

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Phil T
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Re: 1970 Katama Upholstery

Postby Phil T » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:15 pm

OEM replacement would be Anderson's in Florida.
http://www.amfg.us

If the foundations are in good shape, have a local shop rebuild with foam and vinyl.

Sue Lodel at Twin Cities may have a recommendation on a shop in the WI/MN area.
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Re: 1970 Katama Upholstery

Postby cgodfrey » Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:14 pm

In case anyone's curious, I've received unofficial quotes for $1200-$1600 from the local upholstery shops to restore the two bucket seats and the bench seat.
Chris Godfrey
Minneapolis, MN
CW'er since 2005
1963 13' Sport, 1970 16' Katama

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Re: 1970 Katama Upholstery

Postby Phil T » Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:39 pm

If you are looking for a possible alternative.

I have seen the two seats replaced with rod back cushions and a full seat cushion from Andersons.

Ask Tena to quote you. Could be less and OEM quality.

Come to think of it, they might offer the seat in its entirety.

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