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 Post subject: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:18 pm 
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Anybody have success with "alternate" materials for Wave seat pads? I was thinking of using Astro turf. Any input or thoughts about pluses or minuses about that? I though it would be great, cheap, and the kids would love it. Thanks for the feedback in advance!
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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:15 am 
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I think Astro Turf would be rough to sit on.

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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:18 pm 
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That could be true. I had found some REAL soft "fake grass" real cheap and surprisingly felt like grass. Made me think might be cool looking and a bit different.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:09 pm 
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Anybody else have any success with unconventional seat pad materials?


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:35 am 
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If its real cheap it might not wear well and how slippery will it be when wet? I would use stick on rubber sheets designed for water sports. If you really want to try, I suppose you don't have much to lose and can easily replace it if it doesn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:39 pm 
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I didn't think of the "slip factor". That's a good call. I will see what I can come up with. I will post either way. Thanks for the input guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:21 pm 
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There are ports under the seat pads. They are sealed to prevent leaking. The glue that holds the pad on also helps to seal the port. If you're thinking of some other material for a seat pad replacement you're gonna want to make sure your ports are well sealed and, if it were me, I'd glue some non-permeable material over the port.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:08 pm 
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I know this is an old thread but curious how you all made out?

I was also looking at this issue and wondering if I can use a dark grey or black YOGA MAT (neoprene ish?) and cut it up. They had thin ones for like 20$ at target and Walmart.

I plan to put a black tramp on and black hobie stickers and push my boat into more of a "black and white" color scheme.

I dislike the turquoise and am not a fan of the light grey they sell.

Also - what do you use to glue them on? Would a tube of RTV Silicone do ok?


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:08 pm 
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Always used contact cement. Holds adequately and the pad can be peeled up without destroying it when the port starts to leak.


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:19 pm 
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I am replacing worn seat pads and also replacing the inspection port covers underneath the seat pads.

I have looked and cannot find explicit answers so....
Can some kind person please give me answers to these two questions:

1. What should I use to seal the inspection ports?
Please give an actual brand name that can be easily purchased.

2. What adhesive should I use to fix down my new seat pads?
Please give an actual brand name that can be easily purchased.

Thanks
Mr.Lurker


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 Post subject: Re: Seat Pads?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:08 am 
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3M 5200 or Sikaflex for the port covers. We also use screws these days.

The pads come with adhesive. If you made some or your's do not... contact cement. Paint on the hull and the pad... let tack dry then press the pads into place.

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