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We made our own with bought closed cell foam, sunbrella material and a Sailrite machine.
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Here's a link to the Freebag. Like I said at $99.95 it's nowhere close to being free, but it is a very nice seat.

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Ah yes, you made those nice Phifertex cushions. And I assume those snap onto permanent snaps on the cockpit benches?

I'm definitely interested in how well the different cushions work and wear, and how they stay in place. I'd rather not stick velcro or screw down anything.
We haven't been out yet, still winter. But they replaced old cushions that had the same snaps and they absolutely stayed put. The snaps are at the base of the cockpit coaming, out of the way of anything. We leave the cushions in place 100% of the time. There is one spot that gets most of the traffic in and out of the cockpit at the dock. We put a small bathroom carpet there to take the shoe dirt.
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Ah yes, you made those nice Phifertex cushions. And I assume those snap onto permanent snaps on the cockpit benches?

I'm definitely interested in how well the different cushions work and wear, and how they stay in place. I'd rather not stick velcro or screw down anything.

OK, the beanbag thing, that's new to me! I couldn't find the Free Bag thru Google but did find one person selling beanbags with marine grade cover.
We have not used the new ones yet but the old cushions had the same mechanics and material. The snaps held well, there was one that was broken, but the remaining snap held the cushion in place well enough.

We replaced the cushions because they were ugly and dirty and the missing snap, but they appeared to be 20
+ years old. The old ones were closed cell foam only and were not very cushy. The new ones have a layer of soft cushy foam for comfort.
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We have closed cell cushions in a plastic/nylon/vinyl mesh cover. They are about 1 1/2 inches thick and surprisingly comfortable. They don't move at all until we go past 35 degrees. If we leave them out in the rain thaey ar pretty dry within a couple of hours.
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