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Old 09-02-2017, 07:09 PM   #1
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Marine upholstery fabric choices

I'm starting down the road of re-upholstering my boats interior cushons.

The issue at hand is what material to use.

The application is all indoors. two settes, and the helm seat.

The interior of the boat is dry of course, but we do boat in a very rainy enviroment. We also have dogs and keeping them off the furniture is not a viable option.

What I want is something durable. I do not want a dog claw to ruin my hard work. I also want some spill resistance. It's not like we spill stuff on the cushons, I just would not like a small spill to ruin a cushon.

What would you use? Vinyl or fabric? Which material? Cost is not really an issue but a fabric that is fairly to work with is. I have even considered leather because of its durability, but gosh the stuff is plenty tough to work with, and it has no elastic properties at all.
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
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