View Full Version : Getting Stabbed on Mobius Cushion!!

Shoemaker Mobius
03-26-2005, 01:10 PM
We are having a problem with the moveable seat that covers the V-drive area. We noticed it several times last year. It seems the screws that fasten the cushion to the wood frame of the seat are too long and if you happen to kneel on the cushion in the right (or wrong) way, the tip of the screw stabs you. During our beginning of season cleaning, I took the seat and unscrewed all the screws several turns to see if that helped, but so far no good. This is on a 2004 Mobius LSV. Is this something I should talk to the dealer or Skiers Choice about? If you hit it just right, it will stab hard enough to draw blood. I don't want to just unscrew the screws any further because then the seat won't be tight. Can someone from Skiers Choice give me some advice?

03-26-2005, 04:31 PM
shoemaker mobuis-i've got an 03 mobius v drive and never had that problem-wondering if you should replace the screws with shorter ones-sounds like if there drawing blood then they need to be repalced and over time will put holes in seat cover also.

Wake Master
03-26-2005, 05:05 PM
I have an 04 Mobius LSV and had the same problem. I added some washers to the screws to shorten them up. Didn't have any shorter screws around other wise I would have replaced them.

03-26-2005, 09:40 PM
Shoe Maker
I have the same boat and had the same problem.Did the washer thing and it seemed to help.I found the problem the hard way also.

03-29-2005, 07:35 PM
Its a little surprising that they havent fixed this problem yet. I recently purchased an 05 LSV and after reading your posts went and checked it out. Sure enough, when kneeling on the seat there are a couple of spots that you can feel the screw sticking up into the pad. Not sure why this is an issue to fix. I love the boat, just wonder how much it would cost the company to upgrade the upholstery again......

Brian Raymond
03-31-2005, 08:59 AM
Call your dealer and make them aware of the situation. Then, when you take your boat in for its next service, the dealer is aware of the issue and should have the proper replacement hardware ready. Skiers Choice is looking into this issue. Brian Raymond

03-31-2005, 11:17 AM
Since my dealer is not all that close to me and this is what I do for a living I do my own work on my boat.If Skiers Choice has fix for the problem will they send it out to owners.Thanks.

Brian Raymond
03-31-2005, 02:47 PM
Once the issue is resolved and a known hardware if any are all reviewed, I don't see why not. I will keep you posted.

03-31-2005, 05:25 PM
Sounds good.Thanks.

04-02-2005, 10:08 AM
I also had this same problem with my 04 lsv. Last summer I backed the screws out far enough that you can't feel them anymore, doesn't seem to cause any problems with the integrity of the seat. My only problem with this is I now have two small holes in the vinyl where the screws came through the cushion. My boat is in the shop now and the dealer is suppose to contact S.C. about this issue, either replacing the seat or redoing the vinyl, because as we all know little holes become bigger holes over time. I'll keep you posted on what I find out.

04-04-2005, 03:42 PM
04' LSV same problem, same pin holes in cusion. Recall issue I think but let's see what kind of company SC is. Come on guy's I'm counting on you to do the right thing.

Brian Raymond
04-04-2005, 04:42 PM
Based on this thread we have been researching this issue. What we have found is that there is a small possibility of some boats getting a #12 - 1 3/4 inch screw instead of the speceified #12- 1 1/4 inch screw. We feel that the number of boats affected is quite small and random in nature, and only on the XLV and LSV stadium seat cushions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you are one of the few that may have one of these seats with the longer screws, please contact your dealer to have replacement screws installed. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience. Brian Raymond

04-08-2005, 08:53 PM
That would be nice to have the right size screw put in the seat, but like I said my concern is not with the screws. I already basicly took care of the problem by backing the screws out a bit. but what is S.C. going to do about the holes in my seat, because like I said small holes become big holes over time, with people on and off the seats all the time. Is this something that is going to be taken care of: re-vinyl or new seat. for the kind of money spent on the boat I would hope this is taken care of properly.

04-11-2005, 10:47 AM

Please take the boat to a dealer and he can order a new cushion or vinyl as needed. It will be covered under warranty.


04-11-2005, 05:21 PM
Now that is what I call "Customer Service" for the President. Way to go Rick.


04-12-2005, 12:01 PM
Very impressive SC, I am thrilled to see the way you listened to people's problems, did the research, admitted there could have been a mistake on some boats and stepped up and took care of it. Again very impressive.

I bought a new 04 Mobius LSV in Febuary and will be taking delivery as soon as the water here in northern indiana warms up a bit. I will have my dealer check this problem out before anybody walks on the seats and pokes holes (thanks to this thread) but it's really nice to know that SC will stand behind their product and take care of mistakes.