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The guy who is doing mine showed me some. It seemed very squishy and pretty expensive. I saw on his web site that he can make a 4 inch cushion where the bottom 3 inches are normal foam and the top inch is memory foam. He bonds them together.

I plan to ask him about the cost of that and I'll let everyone know what the difference is. BTW, in case anyone is interested, here is his web site:

Custom Cushions & Canvas Products in Maine

The innerspring mattress on our bed at home was in pretty bad shape. We woke up with backaches every morning. We couldn't afford a new mattress at the time so I bought a 4" memory foam topper on Ebay. It made a world of difference. We both loved it. The innerspring mattress eventually got even worse, sagging so much that no topper or boards under it could help. So we bought a new mattress. Now we have this king size memory foam topper that I thought I would cut up and use to replace the 30+ year old foam on the boat. Besides the weight, what other factors would argue against doing this? BTW, the boat is a lightweight trailer-sailer used mainly for daysailing 3 times a week with only an occaisional overnight. As an unemployed victim of the recession I can't justify the expense of replacing the cushions but as long as I have this available . . . ?

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