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Offline lloyds

seat box removal
« on: September 01, 2018, 12:07:42 PM »
Was going to remove seat box on port side to gain some more floor space.  Removed the 5 wood screws and washers but seat wouldn't budge.  Put knife under edge to check for some form of sealant.  Doesn't feel like it is there.  This is a 1997 sea explorer.  Is there epoxy holding that box down?  Something more than silicone is doing it.

Online Chief of the Boat

Re: seat box removal
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 02:15:33 PM »
Could be 5200.
1994 Sea Explorer 1511 loves whitecaps 2010 Yamaha F-70 2012 Yamaha F-8 with a  Fixed SaltBoss Bracket Lowrance HDS-5 & 7 Gen 2 Standard Horizon Fixed VHF 2150 with AIS

Offline AJFishin

Re: seat box removal
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 07:59:57 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but I just took my box off and there is silicone around area where the screens went into the deck. You'll need a long enough metal puddy knife to reach the areas and be able to slice through the silicone.
Here's a picture of mine and you can see the ring of left over silicone, about a 2" circumference.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 08:03:34 PM by AJFishin »
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Offline lloyds

Re: seat box removal
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 02:54:49 PM »
Doesn't seem like mine should be different as same hull and nearly same production year. Guess I need to go take another look.  Thanks for posting.  I would love to get that box out of there and put in a different type of seat.

Offline Fishin Machine

Re: seat box removal
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 09:07:16 PM »
Are you going to sale the box seat?
2003 19' Sea Ranger

Offline lloyds

Re: seat box removal
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 12:46:57 PM »
Probably not.  Will decide after I get the seat out.  Haven't had time to work on it.

Offline lloyds

Re: seat box removal
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 02:52:15 PM »
Finally got it out.  Ruined a trowel doing it.  Certainly wasn't silicone holding it in.  Had to be 5200.  Now have to Dremel up the spots left on the deck.  Will keep box.  Next owner might want it.

Offline BurnsieBabe

Re: seat box removal
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 02:39:58 PM »
Arima uses silicone only in sealing down these seats but a prior owner may have done their own work.  It is there to protect the wood in the floor from water and also to help keep water from seeping into the box itself and ruining whatever is stored there.