Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Michigan
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When I bought my triton the cushions were nasty enouh that I wanted to toss them out, Wife said I'd already spent enough on the boat so I agreed to try and clean them first.
Pulled the covers, and washed them, air dried, NO DRYER! filled a kiddy pool with warm water and laundry soap, threw the cushions in and danced around on the cushions for a bit. changed to fresh warm water and danced around on them again to get the soap out, put them in a plastic bag and used a vacuum to pull the water out. They came out looking and smelling like new.
Best part is that since I was able to point out how much money I saved by not buying new cushions, I was 'allowed' to buy a few more toys for the boat.
When I got the Ariel, the covers were dirty, but didn't have any odor, pulled them off and carried them in the house to wash and air dry, the wife felt like being nice and washed and dried them for me. Now I have 3/4 sized cushion covers. She said she'd get the material, but I had to sew them.
Can't figure out why they don't wash and dry the material before making the cushion covers to avoid the whole shrinkage issue.