Interior side panel cushion removal 2004 212

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Interior side panel cushion removal 2004 212

Postby buckeye » Wed May 11, 2016 10:21 am

Can anyone tell me if the interior side panel cushions are removable? I have a 2004 212 Interceptor. These panels are located on the interior sides of the boat beside the driver and passenger seats and they extend behind the seats. I am thinking of putting on a wakeboard tower and need to access this area within the boat. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Buckeye
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Re: Interior side panel cushion removal 2004 212

Postby buyfire » Wed May 11, 2016 10:52 am

It's been a while. But if I remember correctly, there are tabs on the backside. All you need to do is pull up on the bottom of the pad and it'll slide right out. From there, you'll see circular holes drilled in the fiberglass to access the inside of the hull for your tower. There's a possibility you won't have the holes because you don't have a tower already & need to cut them yourself. Again, if I remember correctly, these holes were about 4" in diameter. Make sure to use ample back bracing for your mounting bolts to minimize any chance of spider cracks in your gelcoat. My factory tower used thick aluminum plates.
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Re: Interior side panel cushion removal 2004 212

Postby AndrewT » Thu May 12, 2016 8:23 am

Hi buckeye, on my 205 212 the side panel cushions are removable but bolted down with about 8-10 3 " bolts with nyloc locking nuts.You need to access them from the storage compartments ,having triple joints or dislocated elbow will definitely help.
About 5 years ago I had to remove and replace the tower mounts,one side took about 4 hours to remove and replace the 4 bolts. :evil:
For the other side i got my then 11 year old daughter to help, it sped it up to about 30 minutes to do the whole other side.
You may have to borrow some dexterous child to help you out or a contortionist .
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