How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

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How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

Postby AMCarter3 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:25 am

We're worried about gear sliding off the aft deck under the seat. It seems odd that PDQ did not at least install some kind of a raised rail under the aft seat. I recall seeing a photo of another Powercat with some kind of screen or netting material used as a barrier to prevent stuff from sliding off the rear deck into the water. I'd appreciate seeing pictures of what others have done to deal with this issue.
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Re: How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

Postby coast2coast » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:51 pm

I bought some 3/8" nylon netting and used electrical ties to secure it to the seat back and the seat supports. Even though it goes all the way to the deck there is nothing securing it to the deck below the seat but since it is stretched tight it catches stuff. I mostly put it up to keep my small dogs from going overboard via that route, but it has kept other items on board when they would have gone over without the netting.
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Re: How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

Postby deising » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:37 pm

We had a custom canvas guy make some screens from a fairly fine weave nylon, but it doesn't need to be that fine. The upper screen guarding stuff from falling off the seat (or out of someone's pocket) is attached under the seat itself and then with snaps to the rear of the horizontal backrest. The underneath one attaches with snaps on the crossbar under the seat and twist-lock fasteners in the fiberglass.

Both screens have saved some gear several times, we are sure.

BTW, we also have a deep rectangular pouch of the same material on the port side that is really handy for stowing things like an extra line, gloves, flip-flops, boat soap, body-wash for outside showers, etc. At least, that is what is in ours.
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Re: How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

Postby AMCarter3 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:38 pm

Duane, that is excellent. Thanks.

John... could you describe the size of holes in your netting? Better yet, could you send some photos?
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Re: How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

Postby AMCarter3 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:44 am

In case anyone is interested, here are photos of the netting I added to our aft seat. This 20"x84" netting (along with snaps and hooks) was purchased from OrganizedObie.com <http://www.organizedobie.com/products?product_id=3280>. Total cost was about $135.
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Re: How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

Postby deising » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:23 am

Looks good. Mac.
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Re: How to screen off deck gap under aft seat

Postby Spoff4 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:08 pm

On Tampa Girl we use the this netting from West Marine. Lifeline Netting, 10'L x 2'H
Model # 119669 | Mfg # 126 | UPC # 25282005048.
Its secured with a small diameter rope around the perimeter, including across the bottom. Lasts about 4 years before destroyed by the sun. Paid for itself 10X over by saving gear that would otherwise be gone.
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