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Re: material choice for new cabin cushion covers..
I use Sampson, 3 oz dacron, saturated with PVC. It's much tougher than naugahyde which is only reinforced with cheese cloth.It also comes in 60 inch width and is cheap. It's the same stuff Baja bags, Kayakers waterproof bags, are made out of.
I tried cloth covers , for half a winter, then went for waterproof material, for the next 40 years.. I'd never go back to fabric.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"