Replacing bench in 14 foot boat

1/23/14 @ 1:14 PM
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hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07
When I bought my 14 foot boat, I took out the rear bench seat because I had it in my mind I wanted a pedestal seat. Well, now I want to go back because it didn't pan out the way I wanted it to. Anybody have any suggestions/ideas about how to replace it? the original is long gone, so that is not an option. Thanks for any info!
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6/6/14 @ 6:52 PM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12
Instead of metal end caps you could opt for a wooden cleat on each end with 3 brass or stainless screws for each. For the wooden seat just about anything will work. Your best bet may be full one inch oak or ash with coats of preservative urethane. 2x12 pine would probably work too

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6/6/14 @ 11:43 AM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07
Wow...time flies. Can't believe it's already June!

So, here is a picture of what it looks like. Would a 2x12 cut to fit work? The beam is (I believe) 52". I would imagine if I went that route that I'd need some kind of metal "cap" for the ends of the board to prevent any splintering since the holes to attach to the board to the supports would be very near the edge.

Any other thoughts/suggestions?

Edited on 6/6/14 11:44 AM
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1/25/14 @ 5:48 PM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
USER since 2/15/10
3/4 inch plywood is what I used in the front and back and then just put a regular boat seat on

Edited on 1/25/14 5:51 PM
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1/23/14 @ 2:16 PM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07
I'll try to get some taken in the next day or so.

I can state that the brackets (?) the original bench was riveted to are still there. that should at least make it a bit less of a hassle.

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1/23/14 @ 1:45 PM
RiverGuy
RiverGuy
USER since 6/20/03
Couple pics?

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