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Lost seat back cushion while trailering Hurricane

I recently lost the stern seat back cushion while trailering my 2002 GS 201 IO Hurricane. Just ordered a replacement (seat back portion only) and projected cost is $300. Any suggestions on keeping the replacement from "flying away too". They only velcro in currently. Also, Canvas cover ripped at the snaps during trip even though I had placed extra straps at bow and mid-ship...thoughts/suggestions here? Thanks for any helpful feedback.


  • EpavukEpavuk Member Posts: 26
    I almost lost my back cushion over the weekend as well.   I had to take my boat in for the 20 hour maintenance and asked my dealer about it.   He basically said its a problem for just about all boat manufacturers.   He said he hasn't seen anyone figure out a sure fire way to secure them, especially if you want easy access to get to the storage below the seats.
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Member Posts: 416 admin
    Hey guys...I've requested a response from Hurricane engineering dept, and will let you know what I hear back. Thanks for your patience.
  • jlakejlake Member Posts: 8 ✭✭
    Look forward to hearing more on this....when I got home the day I took delivery of our SD 187 I was surprised to see that during my 30 min drive all of the cushions in the back of the boat had "blown off" their spots.  The rear center one hadn't been locked down by the dealer and no one mentioned this as a risk.  Luckily, they all stayed in the boat!  (we did have most of the deck hatch covers blow out, though, and I'm still looking for replacement options.
  • tone100tone100 Member Posts: 33 ✭✭
    I took some nylon webbing and sewed plastic clips to them. I then screwed one end of the webbing to the seat and the other to the seat base. I left enough slack so I can get my hand in there and unsnap it when I'm at the lake and off the road. I hope it will keep them for blowing out they are now tethered to the boat.
    2011 SS 188 OB
    Yamaha F150
  • anchor1anchor1 Member Posts: 12
    I also have a 2002 gs 201 io and lost the rear corner seat back while towing it on the highway last weekend. Where can I find a replacement?
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Member Posts: 416 admin
    Hey @anchor1 ... you can order that directly from your local dealer. Let me know if you need help finding a dealer...just need your zip code.
  • anchor1anchor1 Member Posts: 12
    The local dealer contacted hurricane. They indicated that they no longer stocked that seat cushion. I also contacted Veada and they also indicated that they no longer stock these cushions. Looks like I am stuck with having a local upholstery firm make a custom version.
  • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Member Posts: 416 admin
    @anchor1 ... thanks for the update...let us know how the custom cushion turns out.
  • Jeff221Jeff221 Member Posts: 7
    Happened to me. Perfect solution- buy a spider net for use on pickups as they come w multiple plastic hooks for securing to rails, frames, etc! The cushions, gear may blow around underneath net but never blow out of boat again.
  • anchor1anchor1 Member Posts: 12
    I went to a customer upholstery shop but they could not match the curvature of the corner backrest. Does anyone know what material is used on the back of the hurricane seat cushion so that I can purchase a sheet and form it into the shape needed. It looks like some kind of plastic that I assume can be heat formed. I have read about pouring boiling water over 1/4 " plywood and bending it into the required curvature. Then gluing three of these 1/4 " plywood pieces together to provide the backing that can be upholstered. Any help would be appreciated in locating a source for a curved backrest that would fit my 2002 gs 201.
  • mcan3mcan3 Northern MichiganMember Posts: 9
    Anybody still there? Just bought a 2002 GS 201 and on way home from dealer seat back over engine compartment blew away. No doubt Hurricane won't have these anymore, right?  What's best way to get it custom made? Anybody have dimensions and pic for me to help me get this done? Otherwise it's gonna be plywood  and some sofa cushions with lots of Velcro. 
  • bboater522bboater522 Member Posts: 1
    edited February 2016
    I lost my back cushion this weekend, who and or where did you get a replacement from?
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  • M99M99 Member Posts: 68 ✭✭

    Is this a regular problem across the Hurricane line? On my 2016 2200 DC OB, the bottom cushions can be pulled up easily to get to the storage compartments, but they seem secure enough while trailering.  The rear back cushions are attached firmly to the boat and I can't even see the proper method to remove them.

  • TimKLLTimKLL Member Posts: 48 ✭✭
    M99, the upper part of the cushions definitely come out.  If you pull straight up on them they move.  They have offset metal brackets that are fastened to the boat, the brackets are slid inside round holes on the back of the cushions.  I've had all of mine out for cleaning.
    2015 Hurricane Sundeck 2200 DC OB, Yamaha F200
  • M99M99 Member Posts: 68 ✭✭
    Thanks Tim.  I'll take another look the end of the week when it stops raining. It did seem like they had to come out, but I thought it best to ask someone that knew how before breaking something trying on my own. Mine seem pretty secure for trailering, so I wonder if Hurricane made some improvements in the last few years.
  • gmtkgmtk Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Happened to me yesterday on the way home. Lost the rear back cushion on my 2004 sd187.  Hoping Veada can help as Godfrey can't.  Very bummed about this.
  • hurrig8rhurrig8r Member Posts: 54 ✭✭
    I always remove that back cushion out of my SD187. Had it end up on deck after a highway trip before. I'd guess Hurricane still makes the replacement since they still make the model.
  • gmtkgmtk Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    The new 187 has a different back rest setup then my model.  VEADA no longer does custom work, even if they originally made the seats.  I'm waiting on Godfrey to call me back as my local dealer (4 hours away) doesn't have a part number.
  • 1pointofview1pointofview Member Posts: 74 ✭✭
    I always take mine out and stow it in front of the capt chair or in my car.  The slide locks vibrate so much that it started to crack the fiberglass and I have had to replace 2 of the slides under warranty.  Bought one last year, $!7 for one barrel slide from Hurricane, yikes!

    2013 Hurricane SS188
    115 Yam
    Magic Tilt Trailer
    Hotty Toddy
  • UltraGlideUltraGlide Member Posts: 11
    edited July 2016
    Had that problem with my 2013 187 they bounced loose but luckily they fell inside the boat. this happened on my first trip from GA to the FL keys when the boat was 5 months old. on the return trip I put all the cushions in the truck. After i returned I had our local upholstery shop make me some straps that snapped in to a couple of snaps I installed on each side just about cushion height and I never had an issue again.
  • gmtkgmtk Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    So Veada is a dead-end. They were very nice but said they don't do custom work any more and didn't make the back rest for my boat.  I can't get Godfrey's part guy to call me back so I can get a part number either. This sucks.
  • hilhil Member Posts: 2
    Wow. Was looking up how to find the sitting part of my seat on my 1999 Hurricane 196. First day, maiden voyage, got home and saw the seat was gone. Back tracked my short voyage, 7 miles to the boat ramp and nothing. I saw this thread pop up and although I am totally bummed over this it  is nice to see what appears to be a common occurrence although without resolution. So I am a novice to all of the boating world. Recommendation please. 3/4 
  • omar174omar174 Mid-Atlantic Member Posts: 167 ✭✭✭
    hil said:
    Wow. Was looking up how to find the sitting part of my seat on my 1999 Hurricane 196. First day, maiden voyage, got home and saw the seat was gone. Back tracked my short voyage, 7 miles to the boat ramp and nothing. I saw this thread pop up and although I am totally bummed over this it  is nice to see what appears to be a common occurrence although without resolution. So I am a novice to all of the boating world. Recommendation please. 3/4 
    Hate to break it to you, but you are out of luck. 

    Hurricane dealers will be zero help unless you buy a set of furniture for a new 196, which may or may not fit your 99. 

    You could get get lucky and find a used set. But will most likely never find the exact piece you need. 

    Ive been looking for the piece my boat is missing for almost 2 years. Zero luck. 
    2003 GS211 Yamaha 150 HP OX66
  • mhefnermhefner Member Posts: 3 ✭✭
    When I did a full renovation on my 99 201GS I used 4 appropriate-length stainless steel screws installed from the bottom of the corner seat cushion to hold it in place. 

    For the removable cushions I installed a 4" SS hasp with a turning padlock eye that allowed me to lock down the seat cushion.  For the long port side cushion I used two hasps, each about a third of the way from the end.  The hasps also had the advantage of being able to lock the seat lockers if needed.  

    For the rear center seat, which was normally held by a barrel bolt latch, I installed a 4" SS hasp on the inside on both sides of the seat.  I kept the barrel bolt latches in as well but I almost always find the bolts have vibrated out of the hole during a road trip.

    So far no issues with the cushions while trailering at Interstate speeds.
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