2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

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impag10
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2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby impag10 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:04 pm

Is there an aftermarket company producing a full set of cushions for a 2004 150 SPORT [that will fit correctly]?

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If my local canvas guy were to make bespoke cushions, their cost would be super expensive. I have owned other popular boats that for which aftermarket cushions that fit correctly were available.

NorthShoreWhaler
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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby NorthShoreWhaler » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:39 am

Contact Specialty Marine.

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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby jimh » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:28 am

For replacement upholstered seating, contact the recommended vendor given in the article

Original Equipment Manufacturers and Recommended Vendors
https://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/OEM.html

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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby dtmackey » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:02 am

NorthShoreWhaler wrote:Contact Specialty Marine.


Be very careful with Specialty Marine as their products have been called into question numerous times by Whaler owners. I've read cases where their cusions did not use UV stable threads and they failed quickly. Also the grade of vinyl is not up to par with something that will be used in the sun and prematurely discolored.

Caveat Emptor with that supplier.

I avoided Specialty Marine after readhing all the feedback and had a shop in FL make seat cushions for my 15SS and couldn't be happer with them. They were priced lower and they accomodated by requested modifications due to my changes to the seating.

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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby frontier » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:43 am

I've had excellent results with Specialty Marine Company products. Great quality, service and price. Been using them for years and years. Purchased many cushions, wood products, lights, even complete RPS seats and a few stern seats. We had one small problem with one item and their customer service took care of it immediately.

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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby dtmackey » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:48 pm

frontier wrote:I've had excellent results with Specialty Marine Company products. Great quality, service and price. Been using them for years and years. Purchased many cushions, wood products, lights, even complete RPS seats and a few stern seats. We had one small problem with one item and their customer service took care of it immediately.


Happy for you, but not everyone has had a positive experience with them. Message me through this site and I'll give a resource to look at based on their products with hundreds of complaints.

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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby jimh » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:20 pm

Again, check out the recommended vendors list. The vendors were selected because there have been no complaints about them.

frontier
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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby frontier » Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:17 pm

I think a lot of us were spoiled by the great quality and service of Hall's Nautical Upholstery years ago - she was the best. The last cushion I bought from Anderson MFG and Upholstery years ago was good quality but arrived incomplete and I was not happy with the customer service after the sale.

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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby drewread » Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:48 pm

frontier wrote:I think a lot of us were spoiled by the great quality and service of Hall's Nautical Upholstery years ago - she was the best. The last cushion I bought from Anderson MFG and Upholstery years ago was good quality but arrived incomplete and I was not happy with the customer service after the sale.


I bought my cushions to replace all of the cushions on my 15 Super Sport Limited from Anderson. One of them had a small flaw and they immediately replaced the cushion and did not require me to send back the defective one.

My experience with their customer facing staff was a bit slow, which I expect from a small company, but very effective. The quality was excellent and my small concern was solved to my satisfaction quickly.

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Re: 2004 150 Sport: Source for Cushions

Postby jimh » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:59 am

Moderator’s note: a comment that disparaged a vendor’s website has been removed from this thread. The real topic here is the opinion of the quality of the product provided, not the opinion of the vendor’s website presentation. That an artisan who will fabricate custom products for older Boston Whaler boats is simultaneously not expert in website creation does not seem to me to disqualify them from consideration as a source of cushions.