Forums General Discussion Cockput cushions

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  • #224060

    RichCarter
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    One of my projects this past winter was to replace the 40 year old cockpit cushions that were original equipment with my 424. I can’t complain about the durability of the old cushions but they were surely at the end of their service life. I’ve looked for replacements on occasion over the past many years but the price was discouraging. I nursed the old cushions until they fell apart last summer. I did a web search for replacement cushions and found a reasonably priced vendor.
    Today, I removed my boat cover and had a chance to see if the replacements would fit properly. I’m very pleased. The new cushions are thicker than those they replace. I think I could even sleep there though the seat is a bit narrow. I’ve attached a photo of them. Please ignore the dirt. I just pulled the cover off today. The vendor has my template and can make duplicate cushions for anyone interested. You might get a bit better price than me since they now have a template for the 424. I also attached my invoice.
    If you’ve never had cockpit cushions, you should consider getting a set. They make the cockpit much more comfortable.

    Attachments:
    1. 424Cushions.jpg

  • #224062

    RichCarter
    Participant

    One of my projects this past winter was to replace the 40 year old cockpit cushions that were original equipment with my 424. I can’t complain about the durability of the old cushions but they were surely at the end of their service life. I’ve looked for replacements on occasion over the past many years but the price was discouraging. I nursed the old cushions until they fell apart last summer. I did a web search for replacement cushions and found a reasonably priced vendor.
    Today, I removed my boat cover and had a chance to see if the replacements would fit properly. I’m very pleased. The new cushions are thicker than those they replace. I think I could even sleep there though the seat is a bit narrow. I’ve attached a photo of them. Please ignore the dirt. I just pulled the cover off today. The vendor has my template and can make duplicate cushions for anyone interested. You might get a bit better price than me since they now have a template for the 424. I also attached my invoice.
    If you’ve never had cockpit cushions, you should consider getting a set. They make the cockpit much more comfortable.

  • #224068

    David Siegel
    Participant

    Hi Rich.
    The invoice you mentioned attaching seems to be missing. I’d love to know the name of the vendor and the cost. Thanks.
    –David

  • #224070

    RichCarter
    Participant

    I’ve been unable to upload the invoice as a pdf file so I uploaded again as jpg.

    Attachments:
    1. PhotoScan.jpg

    2. PhotoScan-2.jpg

    3. PhotoScan-3.jpg

  • #224074

    typhoontye
    Participant

    Your cushions look great, Rich. Nice project.

    A bit unrelated, but related to cockpit cushion foam material: We used what I think I remember as reticulated foam, and have been happy for years with the choice. Reticulated foam (if I have that term right) allows water to flow through. It resembles the foam pad on a large industrial floor polisher. Basically open cell. Anyway, saw it recommended in an article in one of the sailing mags years back and took heed. It doesn’t rot, dries easily, and has retained its shape well. Also it feels good under the arse. Ours are covered with fabric that came from the PO. Nice covers. But I didn’t like his foam. We keep the fabric coated with 303 after each washing.

    David
    Blue Moon

  • #224085

    rdugger
    Participant

    We purchased C Cushions 12+ years ago. Closed cell foam with a vinyl coating. Great product.
    Rick
    Eclipse

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