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galaxygirl posted 08-12-2002 05:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for galaxygirl   Send Email to galaxygirl  
I'm looking around for seat cushion options. BoatUS looks like they have white closed cell cockpit cushions (12"x52") that might work for me. Wondering what other options there are?


lonestarpa posted 08-13-2002 06:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for lonestarpa  Send Email to lonestarpa     
we had the same problem, serveal years ago when pa. quit the use of sit on life cusions as leagal perservers. My wife sewed naugahyde covers to hold two "board type lifeperservers to each seat and filled the voids with closed cell foam. held to the underside with snaps, they are comfortable to sit on, easy to find and readly accessible. when we go out on big water we carry or wear better perservers. joe
Chris J posted 08-13-2002 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chris J  Send Email to Chris J     
You might just want to buy some closed-cell foam and cut out your own. If appearance isn't an issue the foam won't need covering.

A local upolstery shop may carry suitable foam, or you can do a Web search. There are a few places that sell it mail order.

Bigshot posted 08-13-2002 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot

If varnish is not good on the benches the moisture that the cushions trap will lift it.....just FYI!

buster1389 posted 08-13-2002 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for buster1389  Send Email to buster1389     
It looks to me that two of the cushions from a 48 quart igloo marine cooler could be a fairly inexpensive solution to your problem. They are 25 3/8" in length by 14 3/4" wide each. You should be able to pick them up for around $25 to $30 each.

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