SailNet Community - View Single Post - Which foam for interior cushions?
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 08-24-2009
Last Man Standing
smackdaddy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 16,039
Thanks: 191
Thanked 189 Times in 181 Posts
Rep Power: 10
jep - I just went through this whole ordeal for our C27 a few months ago. I made all new interior cushions from scratch - using 4" medium density upholstery foam (1034 was the number I think). So far they're holding up great. You just have to keep them dry from what I understand.

If I had it to do over, I would probably just order them from Catalina - or from a real sailboat upholstery shop that has the templates. I priced, through local upholstery shops, just covering the foam I'd already purchased and cut - and it was going to be several hundred more than what I could have bought the cushions for finished and ready from Catalina. The foam and labor prices will blow you away.

So, in the end, I probably saved 5 or 6 hundred bucks...but man was it a lot of work!

PS - Casio is right about the higher density being better and more expensive.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
smackdaddy is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome