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Slatted cockpit seats

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:46 pm
by UserError
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.
Many thanks
Jonathan

Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:22 pm
by TyroSailor
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.

Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:55 pm
by Stoker1538
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

Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:27 pm
by Jolly Roger
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.

Re: Slatted cockpit seats

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:50 pm
by TyroSailor
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!