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Old 11-20-2009, 05:03 PM
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Marine Interior Question

I decided to have someone else do my boat interior because I'm super busy at work. Nevertheless, on my boat there are interior cushions that wrap the Vbirth and sitting area, plus it has the V cushion in the middle which is removable when the table comes up. Currently I'm having the interior redone and the upholsterer made a mistake which I need some advice which way to proceed.

Initially we did a couple test cushions, one lower cushion and one back cushion. On the lower cushion he used piping on the entire perimeter of the cushion which was not the original way the interior was done. It made for a nice update and the piece looked very tailored.

I gave the guy the job and when I picked up a couple of the now finished lower cushions, he did not pipe them on the perimeter. I explained to him the difference and he could not remember the way he originally did it. He did explain though that he thinks that it would wear better without the piping vs. with the piping. He has no problem redoing the original cushion.

My question is this....

1. Do you feel that indeed the cushions will wear better WITHOUT the piping? I think I like the look better with the piping, but if it will wear better without, I will opt that way.

2. Do you think if the piping is ran around all the cushions, including the V cushion, that it would become intrusive on your body when you go to lay down for the night? If so, I will opt without the piping.


Attached below is a picture (not mine) of a cushion setup almost identical to what I'm working with. There is no piping in the picture on these cushions. Just imagine it with piping as a comparison.

Please advise.

Thanks.

Doug
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I reupholstered my own cushions without the piping, and first thing I noticed, was, it was way more comfortable. Not sure about the wear factor yet. It's only been a year and a half, but so far, so good! And I like the looks either way. Good luck!
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I reupholstered my own cushions without the piping, and first thing I noticed, was, it was way more comfortable. Not sure about the wear factor yet. It's only been a year and a half, but so far, so good! And I like the looks either way. Good luck!
Did you do a top stitch or just a single stitch from the back?

By the way, I saw you're from Harleysville? I grew up in Hatboro.

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Old 11-21-2009, 05:41 AM
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Not sure of the sewing terminology! My first time as a 'seamster'! Hey... P.M. me for my phone and I can explain it better! Need any more boats??? BOAT= B-ust O-ut A-nother T-housand! (sure you heard that one and a million others!) As for Hatboro, where is that?? ha ha! I grew up in Warminster, but lived in Hatboro every other night! Cops nicknamed me "darkhorse". Drove a quick black small block '69 Mach 1, with 5.14's, shifting at 8600, that every Chevy guy around, big and small block, wanted to beat... BUT COULDN'T!!! Marchoviches Speed Shop, had a bounty out for my a**!! Even though I built fast Fords & Chevys! Sorry guys, Mopars... just can't be made to go fast!! (here we go!!). They just HATED being beat by a Ford! Man, those were the days! Thanks Doug, for the memories!!
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Small world. I lived in Warminster from '81 to '88 back in Stover Mill (york/bristol rd). I moved to Hatboro at that point. I always hear stories how Hatboro used to be one of the cruising spots back then. It's too bad I never got to experience it. Sounds like you had a bad *** car back then. Any pics?

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the seats will be more comfortable without .. think about 110 deg.- bathing suit- 4-5 hours of bouncing around pulling skiers....piping leaves a mark,, and hurts after time,, and all the girls in there bikini's ,,,,legs look better without a bunch of horizontal stripes...
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the seats will be more comfortable without .. think about 110 deg.- bathing suit- 4-5 hours of bouncing around pulling skiers....piping leaves a mark,, and hurts after time,, and all the girls in there bikini's ,,,,legs look better without a bunch of horizontal stripes...
Well these seats are in the interior, not exterior, so I think the items you brought up shouldn't be an issue. We typically just use the interior to sleep and watch movies at night. Otherwise, we're on the top deck most of the time.

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