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Re: Replacing V berth foam material

JoAnn Fabrics only has 24" wide sections. I simply glued widths together to get what I needed. Professionals routinely glue sections. Using the right spray glue will yield a perfectly strong joint. I've never had one fail.

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JoAnn Fabrics only has 24" wide sections. I simply glued widths together to get what I needed. Professionals routinely glue sections. Using the right spray glue will yield a perfectly strong joint. I've never had one fail.
No one has ever accused me of being professional.

What spray glue did you use?

I did find a couple of 4" thick topper online, however, mostly from places I've never heard of. One exception was Walmart, although, not available in the store and they can buy junk to get the price.

I was hoping to be able to buy from a reputable place or be able to check it out myself. There is a JoAnn fabric nearby.


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Replacing V berth foam material

I used 3M 77. Easy to find and has very high tack. Spray both surfaces, let dry a few minutes until the glue is tacky, then stick together. You might have to keep applying pressure for a few minutes to a few places that separate but it will eventually hold.

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I ordered a king size matress and cut it to fit vbirth. 4inch high density on bottom with a 2 inch med density with a 1 inch memory foam on top. Under neath it I put square deck grates the ones used on the cockpit floor that snap together. This keeps moisture from the foam. This setup works great for me.
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check out overstock dot com for their memory foam mattress toppers ... (I've got no affiliation with the company). I got one of their 4" foam toppers and really like it.
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check out overstock dot com for their memory foam mattress toppers ... (I've got no affiliation with the company). I got one of their 4" foam toppers and really like it.
This may be the greatest upgrade to boating since the sail ! Thanks.

We bought a 4" memory foam topper from these guys for $180. We cut it to fit with a serrated knife and put a regular mattress pad over it to hold it to the current mattress.

For over 30 years, i've slept on everything from a cloth pipe berth to the cockpit. Our beds had what turns out to be 1.5 inch toppers on them before, which felt nice, but didn't really do much. Our mattresses themselves are in good shape, but like most, are very hard.

This thick topper was night and day. It's softer than the real temperpedic at home, but put over the existing mattress, we are brand new for what it would have cost just to have a good mattress measured.


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