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    Upholstry for 1999 21v Rider

    This is the first time to cover our module configuration seats. The original vinyl was felt backed and thin. Has any one covered their seats and how did they turn out? What weigh and kind of material did you use? We also want to put the Tige' stitching back on. Any ideas?

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    Post a pic of the style you have, there was more than one. We had ours recovered last year, and the shop had no problems. We used the heaviest marine vinyl we could get. If I can find the bill, I will let you know exactly what we used. We just made sure it was high quality so it would last. Any good embroidry shop can take a jpeg picture and digitize it so it can be put on. Just makes a weak spot in the vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Baldwin View Post
    This is the first time to cover our module configuration seats. The original vinyl was felt backed and thin. Has any one covered their seats and how did they turn out? What weigh and kind of material did you use? We also want to put the Tige' stitching back on. Any ideas?
    Sam, I am working on recovering all of the seats in my 1999 21V Riders and might be able to help with some of your questions. As for what vinyl to use, from what I have been told at the upholstery shop, most all marine vinyl’s are the same. The upholstery shop here in my city told me that all of them have the same UV protection and close to the same weight, so the main thing is to match up the color that I wanted. Just make sure you go with a marine vinyl when replacing it, as my boat also had the vinyl with the felt backing which I believe is not marine vinyl.I would also suggest doing most of the work yourself to save you money. I have done all of the cushions on my boat excluding the two front corner and two back corner seat backs, due to the fact that they need a steam gun to stretch the material so that it looks right.

    Here are some photos of the work that I have done, and hopefully the two cents I put in helps.
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    Last edited by Tige80; 01-25-2012 at 06:46 PM.

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    Thanks for you message. we will be doing this soon do you have the exact color/fabric that you used? Did you change out the seat/back foam and if so what can you tell me about it? I appreciate all the info I can get.
    Your enterior looks great. I noticed you did not put the blue on the back hatch, probably made it easier.
    We have enjoyed the boat since we got it new except for the underrated trailor
    (5000#). Numerous problems due to weight with gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Baldwin View Post
    Do you have the exact color/fabric that you used? Did you change out the seat/back foam and if so what can you tell me about it? I noticed you did not put the blue on the back hatch, probably made it easier.
    Sam, I will have to find my receipt and get back to you about the exact color and vinyl I used. Yes not putting the blue on the back hatch made it easier because otherwise I would have had to take it to a shop to be sewn in. No I did not need to replace the foam (thank god) because it was still in good shape. If you are in need of new foam, I know foam is expensive and not easy to shape, so I would suggest taking it to a shop for that repair.

  6. Can you tell me how to get the seat back off? Can't figure it out at all.

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    The seat back is held in place with two nuts that are accessed in the engine bay just in front of the pylon. The seat back has two studs that go through the glass then the seat back hinges up, so you'll need to remove the hinge as well.

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    I too have been looking at upholstery work. While we are on the topic has anybody used Copycat upholstery out of Florida? I have seen some of the older reviews back from 2011, but was wondering if anybody has a more recent review, it sounds like they changed management around 2011/2012.

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    X2 on the copycat. Most reviews are old


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  10. I have a 1999 22i and want to remove pieces to take them to be covered. Can you tell me how these pieces are mounted?

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    Killerbren/Captainkurk72,

    I just used Copycat Covers on my 2001 2100V for the wrap around seat cushions. Everything turned out fine. However I got intimidated when it came time to install it and I took it to a local upholstery shop for the installation. I paid around $600 to copycat for the 6 cushions but ended up spending another $275 for labor for the installation. Turnaround was about 6-8 weeks. FYI, the upholstery shop said if I would have just came to him right away he probably could have saved me money overall. Here are some pics.

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    Looks great!
    Grumble, Grumble

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    IMG_4089.jpgReally nice Chopper.. When I re-did mine I just took the old cushions to the shop and I had them made without the center seam as I felt all the stepping on them was what caused mine to crack open... I think I paid like 1500 for Sunbrella and new 4 inch cushions so I should have went your route. I may do some of the other seats up front and go your route. Thanks for sharing brotha.
    Last edited by h2osk8er00; 05-01-2018 at 12:36 AM.

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    I just redid mine 2000 21v mine looked like the first pic also before I redid it. I also did most of the work my self but had the bottom (sitting part) done a little more modern by a shop. Make sure you use stainless steel staples i used a 4 way stretch vinyl on the solid colors carbon was 2 way stretch. The motor cover will need a gusset sown in to look right IMO. I can look up the manufacture of the 4 way if you would like. The color is completely different on mine. The 4 way makes it nice to do the front 90 degrease and the rear 90.IMG_1058.jpg

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