How to Repair a Boat Bench Seat

  • 2-8 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 50-200
What You'll Need
Fabric adhesive
Utility knife
Tape measure
Pressure-treated wood
Galvanized nails
Small pry bar

The most common issue with a boat bench seat is the fabric covering the cushions becoming worn due to saltwater. The wood of the boat bench seat can also rot and warp. The article below will explain how to repair a damaged boat bench seat with this problem.

Step 1 – Worn Fabric

Remove the cushion from the boat bench seat, and turn it over. Remove the current fabric. Place the new materials on a flat surface, and then place the current fabric on top of it. Trace it, and then cut it out. Place the foam in the center, and wrap the fabric around it, stapling it in place.

Step 2 – Worn Padding

If the foam padding is damaged use the old padding as a template for the new. Trace it and then cut it using the utility knife. Depending on thickness, this could take several passes. Replace the fabric as in Step 1.

Step 3 – Bad Wood

Pry off the damaged wood, and then measure the pieces. Transfer the measurements to the new wood, and then trim them. Place the fresh wood, and nail in place along the edges.