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Proper Installation of Pedestal Seat Base?

john8511john8511 USAMember Posts: 1

Hey folks,

Newbie here.

I just bought my first boat (1990 Hurricane Resort).

I would like to know if anyone can provide me with any information regarding pedestal seat mounting.

I have been looking through many of the previous threads and have the following questions:

1.      What is the thickness of the deck material?

2.      Is it 100% fiberglass or a combination of fiberglass and another material (wood)?

3.      Is the cavity between the hull and the deck completely filled with foam?

4.      Would it be better to install an 8 inch diameter deck plate in order to gain access beneath the deck to reinforce the pedestals or would stainless toggle bolts such as these be sufficient?  http://www.mutualscrew.com/Snaptoggle-reg-304-Stainless-Steel-Toggle-Bolts-Anchors/snaptoggle-stainless-steel-toggle-bolt-anchors-1249.html

 

Any info or ideas are appreciated. 

Comments

  • Team36GritTeam36Grit MississippiMember Posts: 68 ✭✭
    fiberglass/plywood probably totaling around 3/4". There's plenty of room to work under the cap/deck. I'd add a deckplate (a good quality waterproof one) so I could add large fender washers and nylock nuts under the deck. Be sure to use stainless fasteners (stainlesstown dot com is a good place to buy them).
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