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Old 04 February 2009, 16:06   #1
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Cheap seat foam

Just found this on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-recycled-fo...1%7C240%3A1318

I've just bought some for my searider, just need some fabric and glue now...
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Old 04 February 2009, 18:34   #2
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Have you got a hotwire for cutting? Been looking at a few sites on how to make your own hotwire.
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Cutting the foam

Hi,
We bought some closed cell sheet foam from a local factory (about 3" thick) for crash mats on our boats.
We carefully marked out where we wanted to cut with marker pen and used an electric carving Knife (the same as you carve a sunday roast with).
It was very accurate,gave a good clean cut,only downsize my wife wasn't impressed.

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Hi,
We bought some closed cell sheet foam from a local factory (about 3" thick) for crash mats on our boats.
We carefully marked out where we wanted to cut with marker pen and used an electric carving Knife (the same as you carve a sunday roast with).
It was very accurate,gave a good clean cut,only downsize my wife wasn't impressed.

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Would a long fine toothed Jigsaw work?
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Apparently we have an electric carving knife for some reason, I'll use that.

Mine will be getting wrapped in bouncy castle material and glued, nice and simple.
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Apparently we have an electric carving knife for some reason, I'll use that.

Mine will be getting wrapped in bouncy castle material and glued, nice and simple.
We've got an electric carving knife, but only when my implanted defib goes off...

ha ha ha ha boom boom.....

I'll get my coat.
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I am just after getting my seat re-built from outhill boat builders at a reasonable cost. The finish is brill. It is hard to see how people who not do this type work on a regular basis can get a professional finish. I think that it is a job best left to the professionals.

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Depends what you class as a reasonable cost?
I can get the foam for 35, the covering for about 10 and the glue for free.
I'll end up with a seat 1m long x 10cm high and 22 cm wide with a slight taper on top.

Once its done I'll post some photos.
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