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Old 23 November 2004, 09:23   #21
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Can't argue with the advice from John here..top ideas.. good reminder about using closed cell foam.. cheer.. You can buy stainless staples by the way.


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I agree with JW in starting with a ply base. A few other points that we use to make a commercial grade seat.

1. We only use hypalon for the cover. Costs a bit more but will last as long as the tubes !!
2. We use a closed cell foam that we purchase in any size from a company called Sherlock Foams (on net) and supply by carrier.
3. The ply base is good quality 3/4 ply. The foam is bonded to the ply with sikaflex. The foam edges can be trimed for softer corners.
5. The hypalon is fixed taught (heat gently first to allow for warm weather expansion) over the foam and is sikaflexed underneath with galvanised staples holding it inplace until the sika goes off.
6. As JW notes the ply can then be screwed from underneath.

Not the softest seat in the world but does the job for a 1001 bums, takes a pounding and NEVER absorbs water.

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Old 23 November 2004, 09:40   #22
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You can buy stainless staples by the way.
Are you sure? I understand that you know all about nuts and bolts but staples may be something of a 'crossover' in the knowledge base. I do think it's relevant.

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Old 23 November 2004, 09:44   #23
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Are you sure? I understand that you know all about nuts and bolts but staples may be something of a 'crossover' in the knowledge base. I do think it's relevant.

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Old 23 November 2004, 10:59   #24
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yet more advice! this is great, cheers guys.

Mr Rat, I don't think I have a market near me. Anyone in soton have any bright ideas? I may not have made it clear that I will be making these completely from scratch. I am not replacing an old set of cushions so I won't have old patterns to work from!

With regards to closed cell foam, I always thought this was a great idea, but when I asked about it at the boat show I was told that closed cell foam is the really hard stuff that, for example, life saving ring things are made of...so would be unsuitable for a cushion. Was this info a load of crap?

Does anyone have any guide prices for how much this stuff costs? Or even better a list of everything i will need and prices+suppliers?!

Thanks again.

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Old 23 November 2004, 11:28   #25
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John Small at Bitterne 02380 472225 cut foam to size and were an OK price (from Memory). Des
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Old 23 November 2004, 13:00   #26
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Good advise there re the Hypalon ans staples

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Old 23 November 2004, 14:50   #27
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I have two boats that need re upholstering as the seams on the seats have come apart. You are welcome to come and have a look at the seats on either the Camel or Scorpion and take em apart and make patterns from them.
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Old 23 November 2004, 15:19   #28
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Scary, thanks for the details.

Rogue, I may just do that although very busy at the moment. I think I have your number in a PM from you. Thanks.

Thanks again guys, the help has been fantastic.

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