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philmoses posted 05-09-2002 06:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for philmoses   Send Email to philmoses  
Has anyone attempted to make a bow cushion from scratch?? Now do not get me wrong here, I have a friend with a good background in sewing and we plan on trading services, so i wouldnt have to do any of the stitch-work. I need to get the material and the foam.
Any advice?
This wouldn't be used all the time, just from time to time for relaxing on.
"I heard there was a good bite in la jolla this morning"
newboater posted 05-09-2002 08:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for newboater  Send Email to newboater     

All you have to do is make a template out of paper or cardboard and go down to UFO in National City. They will cut it for you for almost nothing. You got to buy the foam though and it isn't cheap.

They are at:

(Upholstery Fabric Outlet National City
1918 Roosevelt Avenue, National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-9341)

You might consider using closed cell foam, which won't absorb any water. Last time I checked UFO didn't carry closed cell foam, but I'm sure they could point you in the right direction.

If you keep the boat indoors most of the time, the open cell foam covered with Sunbrella of vinyl would be fine. We have open cell cockpit cushions on our sail boat that sit out side most of the year. They are covered with vinyl and only absorb water when it rains and the water pools under them.

Good luck and congrats on your new boat.

Dave S.
San Diego

philmoses posted 05-10-2002 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for philmoses  Send Email to philmoses     
Thanks a lot, I knew there was someplace around National city but couldn't figure out where.
It is kept indoors and the cushions will be primarily used to *semi-free* concerts at humphreys and afternoon naps at the kelpbeds, so I imagine whatever foam I can find will do.
Again, thanks for the info.
lhg posted 05-10-2002 12:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
See For the $170-250 price range, depending on Whaler model, it's not worth making them yourself.

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