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GotTheNotion: thanks.....I feel better about that rayon/poly blend now and will check the site you refer to. Gee....I need to get back to work today. If I get fired I won't be able to buy anything for the boat!! :-)
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Is this for inside or outside?

If for inside, let me throw in a suggestion: Ultraleather.

I thought it was a total waste of money and a gag for a long time. I refused to make my boat look like a Sea Ray - but the wife loved it so we got it. About 3 boats ago, I was outside working on the outboard (I am always working on an outboard, it seems now days), and sat in some grease and did not know it. I went below for a sandwich and a break and smeared that black crap all over the seats before I knew it. After briefly having a heart attack, we got some soap and water and the grease came right off in a swipe. You think that would have happened with fabric??? No way.

The Ultraleaather really stands up well to abuse and I give it high reccomendations. If there was not that much of a cost difference, that is what I would do. I have found only two issues with it:

1) When in warm climates/tropics, you will sweat more on it than fabric. We now sit on a blanket or something if it is uncomfortable.

2) Fabric is more comfortable. The foam seems to be done better on the leather, but I have always preferred the feel for fabric.

Still, I would not own anything but ultraleather now (which is really not leather, it is a synthetic material).

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I wonder how many naugas had to die to line CD's cabin...
Just teasing, and checking for old school Leisure Suit Larry geeks.

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As long as your sticking with a simple solid color you can get the sunbrella for about 14.00/yd. According to my measurements I would need 16 yds for the oday 27. I was able to get a 60" roll for like 250 with the thread. That should be enough for your boat. check out this site
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Actually, one material that hasn't been mentioned is microfiber. The cloth is fairly expensive, but the stuff is almost bulletproof.... washes well, resists staining, mildew, and has a wonderful texture and drapes well.
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interesting choices here. the admiral will be the ultimate decision maker, for sure!
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Also in my case, the admiral will also make the choice, so far she likes the $75 yd stuff!

Anyway, $50 per hr in Seattle is not too bad a charge either, considering one needs to make some 150K in order to afford ANYTHING here in the land of microsoft billionares at a dime a dozen! Even so, the labor at $50 is probably making $15 at best! It might be me, but $1400 seems like a reasonable price for what you are having done. Yes it could be done cheaper..............but what would it look like etc?

Also, you will pay salestax on labor, even if you supply the material, and you will pay sales tax on the material. The person from the east coast, does not know WashTAXingtons sales tax rules! I think the ONLY business's NOT charged a sales or service tax, same difference are medical needs, attnys and CPA's. Otherwise, just about everything else is taxed at 9% or so in King county, or 9.5% if a restaraunt or motel/hotel.

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sailingdog: The electric turkey carver is THE tool for cutting foam, you're right. There are more heavy duty cutters you can buy but, they can be awkward for curves and cutouts. I have never heard about freezing foam before cutting it! Sounds like it would work but, how many people have a freezer big enough to fit a 4x24x80" piece in?
This is where being on good terms with the local butcher is a good thing.
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I guess no state income tax makes up the difference. Do you sail out of Seattle, Blt2ski?
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I live and moor my Jeanneau 30 in Edmonds. But run a landscape contracting business that services King and southern snohomish county for 25 yrs. I have the same tax the client rules as the person making your cushions etc. I also built two boats as a teen, and sailed them off of next door neahbors lake front property in Kirkland. I'm currently getting back into sailing after 20 yrs of non sailing.

Anyway, not trying to say prices you have are cheap, but at least mention, that they do seem reasonable for the area we live in price wise. Admiral in my case, thought prices were cheep! Like all things, I guess it depends upon your view of what things should and should not cost. In my case, we are looking at new material and foam. Calico corners has some of the more reasonable prices for material locally, not sure of say Hancock fabrics or equal. CC can come measure you boat and get teh pattern they need for $140, might be $145, then make them. Not sure of total pricing yet, but they have done some other stuff in home, and have been reasonable cost wise. A friend of mines spouse has an interior place, and can also make them for us, but again, have not gotten prices as of yet. Personally, I think we will be closer to $3-5000 by the time it is said and done.

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