Winter Boat PM Custom CoversTaylor Marine Centers - Milford, DE & Ocean City, MD

seat cushions

What did you do to make your Grady White better?

Moderators: Tournament223, Potterbuilt, Seafarer228G

seat cushions

Postby jim f 232 » Jun Fri 19, 2009 12:53 am

Hi All,
I'd like to replace the helm seat cushions on my 90 Gulfstream but I'm not sure who made those seats for that year. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
jim f 232
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Feb Wed 13, 2008 11:32 pm
Location: Ashaway R.I.

Postby catch22 » Jun Fri 19, 2009 2:59 am

I had a 91 Gulfstream. The seats were made by Wise for GW. WD562's are basically the same seat, just a generic version.
Check out this link and see if yours look similar - http://www.wiseseats.com/wise_marine_offshore_562.html

Some differences;
The generic WD562 is white, the Grady version is beige.
The back side of the upper cushion, (seat back) has a mesh material, as oposed to all vinyl on the Grady version.
The snap pattern on the upper cushion is slightly different, you have to relocate 2 of the snaps, (not a big deal).

If you don't mind the color contrast, you can order replacement cushions for the generic WD562 directly from Wise. Contact info- http://www.wiseseats.com/wise_marine_contactus.html

Wise told me, they will not sell genuine Grady replacement items directly to the public. You have to go through a Grady dealer.. and you know what that means $$$. I don't recall what I paid for the cushions, (I ordered 2 sets) but imo, it was reasonable.
fish or die
catch22
 
Posts: 748
Joined: Sep Wed 14, 2005 8:00 am
Location: pennsville, nj

Postby BobP » Jun Fri 19, 2009 12:12 pm

He can alternately take a cushion to a canvas guy and price up replacements, will be cheaper than grady. Can get the off whit beige color to match

Make sure you have guy demonstrate materials & color proposed and firmness of cushion foam he intends to use.
1979 20 ft Mako
1988 Overnighter 204C
1992 Sailfish 252G 2006 200 HPDIs presently
BobP
GreatGrady Captain
 
Posts: 4733
Joined: Apr Wed 27, 2005 11:38 am
Location: Montauk, NY

Postby Grog » Jun Fri 19, 2009 1:18 pm

I'm just about due for new cushions too. When I brought my curtains to a local canvas guy I asked him about redoing a cushion, he told me to go to West Marine. By the time you add up all the labor to make a new cushion, going to Grady is cheaper. If you want some off the wall color then go custom but otherwise buy one already made.
Grog
GreatGrady Captain
 
Posts: 2006
Joined: Sep Wed 27, 2006 7:46 pm

Postby BobP » Jun Mon 22, 2009 11:40 am

Not all canvas guys do cushions and bolsters, and visa versa, perhaps you would have more luck at an auto seat place.

Go to West Marine he said, He obviously is not the right guy.

Nothing wrong with shopping around to find the best deal and product quality. Grady is not in the seat cushion business, they do it as a courtesy to existing Grady owners.
1979 20 ft Mako
1988 Overnighter 204C
1992 Sailfish 252G 2006 200 HPDIs presently
BobP
GreatGrady Captain
 
Posts: 4733
Joined: Apr Wed 27, 2005 11:38 am
Location: Montauk, NY

Postby Grog » Jun Mon 22, 2009 5:09 pm

I think the guy was honest. Material alone is $15-$20 with at least an hour of time to cut the pieces and sew them together then add a zipper. When they're mas produced things go much faster.
Grog
GreatGrady Captain
 
Posts: 2006
Joined: Sep Wed 27, 2006 7:46 pm

Postby BobP » Jun Mon 22, 2009 5:13 pm

They are not mass produced as replacement seats, only when Grady cuts a deal and orders hundreds of the same seats, then the big discount pricing applies (for Grady, not us) !
1979 20 ft Mako
1988 Overnighter 204C
1992 Sailfish 252G 2006 200 HPDIs presently
BobP
GreatGrady Captain
 
Posts: 4733
Joined: Apr Wed 27, 2005 11:38 am
Location: Montauk, NY

Postby BobP » Jun Mon 22, 2009 7:19 pm

By the thousand I should say, over a period of years.

Nice term contract for a canvas guy to be awarded.
1979 20 ft Mako
1988 Overnighter 204C
1992 Sailfish 252G 2006 200 HPDIs presently
BobP
GreatGrady Captain
 
Posts: 4733
Joined: Apr Wed 27, 2005 11:38 am
Location: Montauk, NY

Postby bigk23surf » Jul Tue 14, 2009 4:52 pm

Anyone ever contact Wise and get replacement cushions? They told me they could not sell directly and to use i boats. I boats quoted me $55 for the back cushion and $568 for the bottom cushion when a new seat is only $300???
bigk23surf
 
Posts: 89
Joined: Sep Thu 18, 2008 4:39 am
Location: OCMD

Just replaced mine...

Postby Tideslave » Jul Fri 24, 2009 1:06 pm

I ordered them from Iboats.com less than $120 for both. I had to install two new snan screws on each, they changed the bottom flap that holds the bottom cusion in place. But the cusions fit purfect. If you havent removed the cusions yet make sure you lube the snaps before you try to unsnap them or you will pull the snap screw out of the plastic. Good Luck
Tidslave, 89' Gulfstream Twin 150 OX66 Yamahas
Tideslave
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Aug Thu 07, 2008 3:35 am
Location: Hampstead NC

Postby BobP » Jul Fri 24, 2009 5:51 pm

That's about right and what a cushion guy would charge if not more, they have a price per cubic inch and just measure it out and multiply.

If you are happy with their seats and they are not too solft, then get them.

If you take care of the seats and vinyl treat them, they will last 10yrs or more before cracking (out of sun stored).
1979 20 ft Mako
1988 Overnighter 204C
1992 Sailfish 252G 2006 200 HPDIs presently
BobP
GreatGrady Captain
 
Posts: 4733
Joined: Apr Wed 27, 2005 11:38 am
Location: Montauk, NY


Return to Tips, Modifications and Electronics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Winter Boat PM Custom Covers