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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
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Printed Date: 05 April 2020 at 11:32am


Topic: cockpit cushions
Posted By: patrick
Subject: cockpit cushions
Date Posted: 15 October 2006 at 12:24pm
I am going to build some cockpit cushions for my Alberg 29 this winter.  Any fabric + foam recommendations.  I have had Catamaran 54" vinyl recommended as a good product.  The cushions will spend a great deal of time in the elements and given this is a smaller boat the cockpit becomes an essential part of the living space on-board - so comfort and cleaning is a factor.
 
Pat



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Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 16 October 2006 at 9:24pm
Hi Pat,
I strongly recommend Universal Naugahyde as the vinyl cloth. Sailrite stocks this product in a large selection of colors. For the foam go with Dry Fast 2" foam. It is comfortable and will not easily mold or mildew. You may also want to consider using a mesh material like Phifertex at the back of the cushion (the zipper Plaque area) to keep the cushions from feeling a bit like an airbag when you first sit down.
Thanks, Matt
Sailrite
 



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