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Need advice on new interior cushions/bedding!!

I have recently purchased a Seidelmann 37 sailboat. All the cushions & bedding seem to have an unpleasant smell. I removed from boat and took off covers, thinking upholstery would be in need of wash. After having foam cushions seperate from covers, I now know foam is culprate of smell.
I have read all posts and have decided to not reuse old foam. It was terribly uncomfortable in Vbirth, 7 inches of hard over firm foam.
So I am researching info on alternatives. I wanted to know if there are any options other than foam or expensive custom mattress fillers?
I would like to have something more along the lines of a mattress top type that could roll up but hand. It would be easier for me to access water tank, waste tank etc.
Anything 4 inches thick would be just fine for me.
Thank you in advance for any advice.
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check out tufted topper: Home. This is a reasonably-priced, lightweight and rollable topper that you fit over your vee-berth, or other berth,cushions. You send them a tracing of your berth cushions, and they custom make a topper to fit. We sleep better on our boat than we do at home! They also make custom sheet sets for the berth, that are really nice. We have used this on both the boats we have owned.
From your question, sounds like you would have to get new cushions for your berth and then purchase the topper to go on top. The topper is like a quilted mattress top, but makes the berth so much more comfortable. It simply "peels back" when you want to access the area below the berth.
Our first boat had 3 inch deep cushions, the current boat has 4 inch deep cushions. They do have some templates on file, you could check if they have one for your boat. In any case, it is a very easy process to send them the template/tracing.
Good luck!
By the way, you may want to determine just what made your foam/cushions so smelly. Just old age, or do you have permeated head hoses??
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When I purchased my sailboat I thought I would wash all the cushions and mattress covers. When I removed the coverings I noticed ...what looked like some sort of mold on the foam itself. So i went with a high density memory foam and had new covers made. I spent more than I wanted to, but at least I know thier new, last for years, and thier comfortable.

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Operating on the cheap for this one, we bought a 1-inch thick king-size memory foam topper from Walmart and cut it to fit the v-berth with scissors. Lovely over 3 or 4 inch thick foam cushions.

Agree with bobnpaula though - figure out what made the old ones so stinky so you don't repeat the problem.


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