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Seat Cushions

Post by tparsons56 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:53 am

The seat cushions in my 1941 19’ custom are comfortable but the covering is quite loose. Was it supposed to be loose or tight like I have seen in other classic CC’s?
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Re: Seat Cushions

Post by Matt Smith » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:04 pm

Ya, those look a tad sad. maybe have them re stuffed with Kapock. Its leather? And that can stretch I suppose. But really not awful, Just a tad loose
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Post by tparsons56 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:38 pm

Thanks Matt - good idea. The seats are leather and maybe the kapok has gotten “compressed” over the years.

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Post by Matt Smith » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:13 am

Here are Slyvia's Seats from Rod Souza in California. Same model and color as yours. As you can see the way he did it had some sort of binding in it. A good cushion guy should be able to set you up.
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Re: Seat Cushions

Post by tparsons56 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:14 am

Yep - looks much better. Time to take the cushions in for repair. Thanks!

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Post by maritimeclassics » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:58 am

Tom, we can do it, my upholsterer has Kapock on hand. Good call Matt, we can just add some to the inner bag.
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Re: Seat Cushions

Post by tparsons56 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:52 am

Thanks Mike - I was going to contact you anyway as we are going to put the boat in the Port Huron show in Sept. so later this summer I wanting to bring her in for a "sprucing up". What does your schedule look like?

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Post by maritimeclassics » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 am

I'm thinking mid August if that works for you. That way you can use it and then we will have time before the show.
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1947 30' Wilber Ketchum Launch
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Re: Seat Cushions

Post by tparsons56 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:00 am

That works - Thanks!

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Re: Seat Cushions

Post by Matt Smith » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:42 am

There is a show in Port Huron this year? Why isnt anyone talking about it?
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Re: Seat Cushions

Post by mbigpops » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:49 pm

I think it has a color in the name like "Sink the Pink".
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