Slatted cockpit seats

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Slatted cockpit seats

Post by UserError » Wed May 30, 2018 4:46 pm

The seat slats on our Centaur only have a few bolts holding them on, with even fewer having domed nuts, the bolts being fed through from below. There is a Centaur further down the pontoon which has pan-headed bolts fed from above.

We shall be taking these off to treat the wood & put sealant round the bolts, so any thoughts on the relative merits of either any other technique?

We want to keep the slats, at least for the time being, as I like the idea of not sitting on a wet surface in bad weather.
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Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Post by TyroSailor » Thu May 31, 2018 6:22 pm

I'd also be interested to see people's opinions on this as it's a job I shall have to do before long - the bolt holes leak.
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Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Post by Stoker1538 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:55 pm

I have to make new slats as mine have rotted away. What type of wood is it so I know what to make them out of? Similar story for the cockpit floor

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Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Post by Jolly Roger » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:27 pm

Teak is what you should be using, which is what Westerly used originally.

The best place to get exactly what you need use K J Howells
http://www.kjhowells.com/
They made the teak panels for my cockpit and look lovely, so I am a very satisfied customer.
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Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Post by TyroSailor » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:50 pm

I've just renovated the teak slats on my lazarette lid and oiled them with about four coats of teak oil. Having been old, tired and grey, they now look like new :)

I wonder if the same process would work for me!
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