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Old 04-04-2017, 12:42 PM
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no answer? Come on..what's the difference? Is there one?
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:17 PM
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no answer? Come on..what's the difference? Is there one?
Does mikes answer carry more weight than someone that is an end user? I posted just above his with an answer.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by wamc0206 View Post
Does mikes answer carry more weight than someone that is an end user? I posted just above his with an answer.
Not really, but I'd expect a vendor to know the differences, if any. I may be going SeaDek route fthrough Topside Customs here in Charleston area. Just curious as to what the deal is
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Ok I can shed some light for these who really want to know.

1. All the raw foam form all companies is manufactured overseas (we know exactly where all the companies get their specific materials).

2. All companies specify the density / hardness of the raw materials. In addition they also specify the UV protection and that is also impacted by color. They also specify the thickness of the sheets.

3. Most companies, not all use 3M adhesives to laminate sheets as well as peel and stick.

So in the end will you notice the difference? ...... probably not. However we can tell them apart.

OK so with all this discussion and questions I will let everyone know. we will be releasing our own product in the immediate future. We have been approved by 3M as a certified converter and be up and running in the next 2 months. Our color selection will be slightly different as we will have some that others dent offer. In addition we will have brushed (wood grain look) as well as two other patterns. If anyone os looking to do their entire boat at this point I would hold tight. We are going to offer a THT special on the release.

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Thanks, Mike

I really want to go back to traditional coaming pads due to the comfort when bottomfishing all day, but in the end, it may be a product like this.
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
Thanks, Mike

I really want to go back to traditional coaming pads due to the comfort when bottomfishing all day, but in the end, it may be a product like this.
We have been getting more and more requests for these. I had about 4-5 this week alone. The guys I have spoken to like the ability to do the install themselves and not pay the cost of traditional upholstery.

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We have been getting more and more requests for these. I had about 4-5 this week alone. The guys I have spoken to like the ability to do the install themselves and not pay the cost of traditional upholstery.

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That's my angle now...cost and ease
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineMike View Post
Ok I can shed some light for these who really want to know.

1. All the raw foam form all companies is manufactured overseas (we know exactly where all the companies get their specific materials).

2. All companies specify the density / hardness of the raw materials. In addition they also specify the UV protection and that is also impacted by color. They also specify the thickness of the sheets.

3. Most companies, not all use 3M adhesives to laminate sheets as well as peel and stick.

So in the end will you notice the difference? ...... probably not. However we can tell them apart.

OK so with all this discussion and questions I will let everyone know. we will be releasing our own product in the immediate future. We have been approved by 3M as a certified converter and be up and running in the next 2 months. Our color selection will be slightly different as we will have some that others dent offer. In addition we will have brushed (wood grain look) as well as two other patterns. If anyone os looking to do their entire boat at this point I would hold tight. We are going to offer a THT special on the release.

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Old 04-05-2017, 07:09 AM
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Will you be selling roll stock for DIY people or strictly template/custom cut?
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineMike View Post
Ok I can shed some light for these who really want to know.

1. All the raw foam form all companies is manufactured overseas (we know exactly where all the companies get their specific materials).

2. All companies specify the density / hardness of the raw materials. In addition they also specify the UV protection and that is also impacted by color. They also specify the thickness of the sheets.

3. Most companies, not all use 3M adhesives to laminate sheets as well as peel and stick.

So in the end will you notice the difference? ...... probably not. However we can tell them apart.

OK so with all this discussion and questions I will let everyone know. we will be releasing our own product in the immediate future. We have been approved by 3M as a certified converter and be up and running in the next 2 months. Our color selection will be slightly different as we will have some that others dent offer. In addition we will have brushed (wood grain look) as well as two other patterns. If anyone os looking to do their entire boat at this point I would hold tight. We are going to offer a THT special on the release.

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This is going to be awesome.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:23 AM
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How compressible and thick is a coaming pad made of Seadek like material???
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Originally Posted by arctic_f250 View Post
This is going to be awesome.
Yes it is. We will be selling sheet goods to end users as well.

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How compressible and thick is a coaming pad made of Seadek like material???
The density is the same as all the other material. It won't be as soft as a traditional coming bolster but not hard at all. This is a hard question to answer.

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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineMike View Post
The density is the same as all the other material. It won't be as soft as a traditional coming bolster but not hard at all. This is a hard question to answer.

Mike
That's my hangup...definitely not as soft/comfortable as traditional upholstered bolsters, but not as hard as fiberglass. Wish someone would make something like a gel impregnated material. Maybe you can look into that
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That's my hangup...definitely not as soft/comfortable as traditional upholstered bolsters, but not as hard as fiberglass. Wish someone would make something like a gel impregnated material. Maybe you can look into that
IMHO, the way Mike is going to laminate them, I think they will be just the right durometer (how you measure soft/hard).
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OK update. I just got an email from our foam manufacturer. Our first container is shipping on Monday. We may be ready sooner than I originally thought. The first order took longer then usual as we have some colors that will be exclusive to us. This took extra time to develop.

Please Note: We are not taking orders or pricing this as of yet. We are still waiting on two pieces of machinery to be in full production. While we already have about 90 percent of the machines in place it requires all of them to fully produce the product. I estimate about 45 days.

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Old 04-06-2017, 07:18 AM
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Some "interesting" choice of colors....
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Some "interesting" choice of colors....

Special order from new client
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again... that would be "interesting" to see....

Now seriously... Mike.. are you guys planing to do the Teak faux color?
How popular is that one..?
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