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Old 31 December 2012, 13:05   #1
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Bow locker cushion wanted / supplier

Hello all

Any recommendations please for where I could get a waterproof cushion or similar to go over this bow locker on a Bombard Explorer 5m, so the person sitting on it doesn't get a numb bum :o)

Currently use a blanket, but once splashed is no good.

Approx size is 830mm wide at widest (front) edge and 630mm from front to back

Or anything second hand for sale?

Many thanks for your help and a Happy New Year

Steve
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Old 31 December 2012, 15:25   #2
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You could try Outhill. The Bombard 500 will probably be the same as a Zodiac Pro 9 Man now renamed Zodiac 500. Only trouble might be the bow cleat (which Zodiac have on the tube).
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Either that or try a Zodiac/Bombard dealer direct, such as Chas Newens who should be able to help you out.
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My mother-in-law made mine when I had a Zodiac Pro.
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never mind the cushion - I want the bow locker for my bombard DB 550!
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Hello all

Any recommendations please for where I could get a waterproof cushion or similar to go over this bow locker on a Bombard Explorer 5m, so the person sitting on it doesn't get a numb bum :o)

Currently use a blanket, but once splashed is no good.

Approx size is 830mm wide at widest (front) edge and 630mm from front to back

Or anything second hand for sale?

Many thanks for your help and a Happy New Year

Steve
Take an accurate paper or card pattern of the shape you want and take it to your nearest upholsterer.
They should be able to sew you up a cushion. Something like weathermax 80 is a good waterproof breathable material.
Maybe stop it short of the cleat at the front and have a loop of webbing to hold it in place.

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Old 01 January 2013, 14:26   #5
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Hi SPR

Hands off!

I know just what you mean... The storage this and the seat locker provide are brilliant. Not sure if they were retrofitted by the previous owner, but so helpful, both with holding stuff and for setting the trim.

Will keep an eye out for you if I see any others.

Happy 2013

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Hello Gary

That's a brilliant idea - never thought of that, but so obvious really. Doh!

I'll check out the costs of the other suppliers and then see how your option compares. Certainly seems the best way to get a good fit.

Thanks again - will let you know how I get on.

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Thanks (again) Spartacus - I'll see what's available and the cost and then see how that compares to the home made / mother-in-law option.

Sounds like you have a good M-O-L if she helps with you getting out in the boat... But then again, there could be another agenda?! :o)
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Canít you use the locker lid as the base for the seat?
Get some foam cut to size then take it to someone to cover.
You would have to move the latch to the back edge but i see there's already i nice recess for that,
and that way you would still have full access to the cleat
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Hi Andy

Another good idea - thanks. Will have to have another sit on there and see if I need to cover the cleat area or not... or maybe move it to the side.

As ever, Ribnet is the place to ask :o)

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It may be an option to make a base from plywood, cut some foam to fit and grab some vinyl covering. Use a staple gun to attach the vinyl under the plywood where you will not see the staples. I would use Velcro tape to attach to the boat.
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