I pulled the seat. Easy job. Used a heat gun and rubber mallet to pound the aluminum back into position. The force of the wave really crushed it at the bottom. It now looks better than it did. I could save myself some dollars by installing the replacement parts myself. $1700 is a lot for something I can do myself in a couple of hours. The logo scares me the most. When you spend this kind of money on a boat, you want it done the right way.Temp repair, pull The seat (not that bad, should be screws on bottom, couple through fence), get a “j”roller for Formica and roll it back and forth over the dent gently. It wont be perfect but better than the dent. I don’t think the metals too thin to pull, but the corrugating makes it impossible to “flatten” like a normal dent. If it pulled out of the crimp, you can try to “pry” the crimp open, then flatten back over the panel edge (couple people have done that over the years in forum). Worth a shot to see how it looks vs. spending the big bucks and stuffing another wave. “If” you pull it to fix, maybe put a backer of thin aluminum to see if it helps. Just remember that aluminum will now be against your seat backs and will discolor them.
Any advice on just purchasing the parts from my dealer and handling the labor myself?