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NedsPoint posted 02-12-2003 06:39 AM ET (US)   Profile for NedsPoint   Send Email to NedsPoint  
My new RPS cushions for my '86 Newport just arrived in the mail from Hall's Nautical Upholstery in Fl. Someone clued me into Lois Hall in this forum. Wanted to say, a fantastic job. Brand New seat AND back with perfect match vinyl for $350. Nice deal!! Highly recommed her.
reelescape1 posted 02-12-2003 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
Halls is working on mine also!! I spoke with Lois yesterday, they should be shipping next week. I'll post some pics when they come in!!
NEVER SCARED posted 02-12-2003 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
$350 for cushions?
Taylor posted 02-12-2003 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Seat and backrest, there is more on a Newport than on a Montauk.
lhg posted 02-12-2003 05:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The RPS seat cushion, on it's plywood base with threaded inserts, goes for $200. I just bought one, and my only complaint is that the foam is not as firm as I would have liked.
NedsPoint posted 02-13-2003 05:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for NedsPoint  Send Email to NedsPoint     
NeverScared = guess the price SCARED ya huh? Tried other places, such as the original manf. here in Mass. - they wanted $695. Very happy with price, service and quality from Halls.
NEVER SCARED posted 02-13-2003 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for NEVER SCARED    
Its just ridiculous how much more marine related items cost. We all love boating and it seems the manufacturers love sticking it to you. I was told $350 for the seat and back cushions on my swivel seats. thats cushions only, thats outrageous!
diamondjj posted 02-13-2003 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for diamondjj    
NedsPoint, who was the original manufacturer ?
Do you have a name and number ? Thanks
NedsPoint posted 02-14-2003 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for NedsPoint  Send Email to NedsPoint     
I was told on another thread on this site, that an apholstrey shop in Brockton was the original manf. I forget the shops name, perhaps you can use the search engine here to find the old thread. I called and they qouted me $695.
Tom W Clark posted 02-14-2003 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
NedsPoint & diamondjj,

The shop that NedsPoint is referring to is, I believe, Art's Auto and Marine Upholstery in Brockton, MA. The may have done work for Whaler in the late 1980ís but up until the mid 1980ís all of Whalerís upholstery work was done in-house by Boston Whalerís upholstery shop.

This is similar to the deal with rails and woodwork. Everybody seems to think CMI built all the rails for Whaler but Whaler built their own rails until they moved south and sold the fixtures and jigs to CMI. Likewise, all the Whaler woodwork was done in-house by the wood department at least until 1987.

This is one of the reasons why Whaler quality was so high. When they were building everything in-house they could maintain a very high degree of control over the finished product. Once they started subcontracting many of these jobs out the quality started going down hill. This is very apparent in the woodwork from around 1990 that I have had first hand experience with. It is just not as good as the earlier woodwork.

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