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Old 08-20-2019, 09:43 AM
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The time has come to replace the V Berth cushions in my Fortier. It has been a good run since 1978 but blue vinyl is apparently no longer in fashion.

Anyone have a local suggestion for boat upholstery? I'm in metrowest boston, but happy to travel. I have the originals for use in templating the next set. Ideally, looking to go with sunbrella type fabric. Given the time of year I have no rush. A reasonable price would be nice as well..

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On the Northshore - Call Lorraine @ Sea Coast Canvas in Newburyport

On the western shore of MD - Catherine's Draperies in Deale

anywhere else I haven't a clue
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I have had good luck with Belmont seat cover 617-484-6663
Short ride from 128, just off Rt 2 on Rt. 60
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Why not call Fortier? They probably have someone that does theirs
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I used Stitches in Lawrence as recommended here by another member. mine was only to repair cushions but they do it all there.
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There’s a guy who advertises on Craigslist in bridewater. The add has a picture of his Viking in it.his name is peter. He my Bertram seats and all new curtains, it’s a mop pie. Great work and super reasonable. Pm if you want and I can dig up his info
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I just did my own a month ago or so. Are yours on a wood backer, or simply cushions with a zipper (removable fabric for washing)?
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Thanks everyone for some great leads. I'll start calling around tomorrow

INPLiberry:. Those look awesome. I'm just after simple cushions with zippers and a foam interior. (And have originals to template from). Want to do another set this winter?

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Originally Posted by 02535 View Post
Thanks everyone for some great leads. I'll start calling around tomorrow

INPLiberry:. Those look awesome. I'm just after simple cushions with zippers and a foam interior. (And have originals to template from). Want to do another set this winter?

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These aren't zippered, they needed plywood backs so they are stapled (MUCH easier to make). I have 3 aft cabin cushions that were foam wrapped fabric with no zippers and that I paid to get done. It was just a local woman who is on disability and does some sewing work at home. She did a good job. Might be worth asking some friends and family if they know anyone.
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Originally Posted by cbritt View Post
There’s a guy who advertises on Craigslist in bridewater. The add has a picture of his Viking in it.his name is peter. He my Bertram seats and all new curtains, it’s a mop pie. Great work and super reasonable. Pm if you want and I can dig up his info
Do you mean Bridgewater? Can't seem to find him, do have any additional info?

Thanks for any help!
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Columbia Seat cover in Lawrence https://marine-upholstery-services.c...at-covers/585/ did my leaning post cushion and combing pads. They do a lot of classic cars there and (obviously) have a selection of marine vinyls.....but blue, not sure B^)
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Peter in hanson. 508-245-8147
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IMPLiberty - did you replace the foam or just recover it? I want to re-do the cushions in my cabin soon. Right now it's looking like Sailrite is the only place to find foam. I drove all the way in to Freddy Farkles in Watertown after they told me they had what I was looking for in the store and was told "oh we have to order it, we don't keep it in stock". I was ticked, never again. I miss Saftler's, they had everything.
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Thanks for the tips!
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Originally Posted by cbritt View Post
Peter in hanson. 508-245-8147
Caught my eye,It's my first and last name,lol
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LOL! Hanson, I wondered about that. We have a town nearby that is "Hanson" too.
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Caught my eye,It's my first and last name,lol
Can you give me a quote on some new bolsters?
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Can you give me a quote on some new bolsters?
For You,I'll make them out of seal skin stuffed with spanish cedar wood shavings and stitched with 800lb blue flouro,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Originally Posted by 02535 View Post
The time has come to replace the V Berth cushions in my Fortier. It has been a good run since 1978 but blue vinyl is apparently no longer in fashion.

Anyone have a local suggestion for boat upholstery? I'm in metrowest boston, but happy to travel. I have the originals for use in templating the next set. Ideally, looking to go with sunbrella type fabric. Given the time of year I have no rush. A reasonable price would be nice as well..

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Try Rogsr Sail Loft in Swansea. Just up the road from Fortier Boats

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