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Old 10-23-2011, 10:45 PM
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I am building a new engine cover and thought about making the back of the rear bench seat part of the cover like alot of newer boats I think it might be eaiser to work on the engine belts pump alt ect. Is this worth doing?
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:18 AM
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Make sure the structural integrity isn't given up when doing this -- the firewall offers most boats alot of strength...
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Make sure the structural integrity isn't given up when doing this -- the firewall offers most boats alot of strength...
Sonics engine Cover and rear seat including seat bottom are all in one......

However, the above statement makes alot of sense too.
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thanks for input. Cutting out firewall would probably be a bad thing.My cobra doesn't have one. It does have a strong built bulkhead from the floor down and the rear bench sits on top of it. I was thinking of using 3/4 deckolite ,making and glassing a lower bench to the floor and into the sides. any thoughts or ideas
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My 28 ZX has it integrated. The bulkhead is solid below and tied into the main center stringer and the sides of the boat.
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Also make sure that if you do it , that your hatch lift is up to the task of the increased weight.
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should I build a flat fire wall which will be part of the engine cover and than bolt rear seat frame to it or do i build the rear seat frame as the firewall? I am building a plug and than a mold from that and than the engine cover and rear seat back from the mold out of fiber glass
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