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    Posted: 17 February 2016 at 7:26pm
We are starting the process of reupholstering an old pontoon boat we purchase. We've done several piece of indoor furniture (couches, wing back chair etc) and have always used the original piece of material as a template.  This is proving to be problematic on the boat.  The old vinyl is very stretched is some places.  Does anyone have any suggestions or tricks to help figure out how much stretch we need to compensate for? Meaning, the new pieces we need to cut in some places, will be smaller than what we took off the boat.


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Hello Kevin,

The most important parts of a cushion on a pontoon boat to pattern are the boxings because the rest of the cushion is typically one continuous piece of vinyl fabric that will be stapled to a backboard. So I would recommend using the current boxings as patterns (they do not usually stretch) and then still pattern off the rest of the cushion because once it is stapled down to the backboard the excess vinyl can be trimmed away. This is a very general rule I have always followed but if you would like to send me photos of the cushions I may be able to give more specific advice. My email is

Zach Grant
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