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Picked up 10 finished pieces of boat upholstery today

April 5 2007 at 3:16 PM
Paul  (no login)


Response to Seat disassembly ( and discovery ) Part - I

Excellent quality work too, looks dead stock original as specified. I took original sales literature and lots of photos, pieces of the old upholstery, in order to be sure the color, weight, and sewing techniques were properly done.

They let me take a finished piece home and fit it up against the pocket in which it would nest. I photographed the results, took it back and asked them to add some padding so the piece would fully fill the void where it abutted.

All of the seat structures were either reinforced or rebuilt in their entirety. They used an overlay of 1/4" soft foam so the seats would have a soft touch, but would be firm to sit on. I'll post some photos later. These pieces will be stored until it is time to assemble the boat, which is still apart while the broken motor stringer is being repaired.

Once things are ready to reassemble, the progress will go fast.

Paul


 
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