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    Posted: 23 April 2009 at 12:01pm
I am new to this forum and I hope that I have chosen the correct place to post this question.  I have purchased almost all of the Sailrite instructional DVD's available and unfortunately none of them show me what I need to get done.
 
I have totally ripped apart my sleeper seats from our Wilker, attached new foam, purchased all of the vinyl and now I am stuck.  Haven't a clue how to pattern out the seats.  The dimensions of the new foam seem to be a lot larger than the old.  (3 inch) Does anyone know of a DVD or book ( I have several) that can show me how to re-upholster lounge/sleeper seats in my boat?
 
I live in Canada and unfortunately there is no one in my area to question about this.
 
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I think this is pretty similar to automotive type upholstery work.

The Automotive Upholstery Handbook by Taylor is very good.
I would start with that.

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I hope that you still have the old covers. They may require some modification but they can often provide at least a starting point for new patterns.
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Thank you VinceK for your speedy reply.  I do in fact have this book, but unfortunately it seems to only show how to upholster bench seats.
 
 
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Thank you as well for such a speedy reply.  I did keep the old covers and I agree that they will need some modifications.  Can I ask another question, please?  When I cut the new foam, I added 1/2 inch all around.  I also cut a 3 by 3 inch piece on the diagonal to place on the edge of each seat.  It looks like a triangle.  My question is this; should I round this off with an electric knife or sand it round or is it suppose to look like this?
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The triangle will be somewhat rounded when you cover it, but it will still look somewhat like a triangle. I don't think that you need to round it carefully (although that is not "wrong"), but I would cut it so that there are at least three or four "planes" instead of the two that you have now. Some go to the trouble of putting a 1/2 inch or so layer of foam over the shape in order to make sure that the surface looks smoothly round.
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Thank you for the information.  I am going to give it a shot and hopefully it works.
 
Will let you know how I fare...thanks again!
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Can I upload photos to this forum so that you can see what I am talking about when I am asking questions of you, and if so, how do I do this?
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Sorry but the forum does not allow for photos. You can always send an email directly to matt@sailrite.com for comment.
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