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Old 03-29-2016, 01:13 PM
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Boat: Tristar 190 1987, Ford 351
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Reupholstery foam - 1987 Tristar 190

Iím in the middle of a complete restoration of an open bow 1987 Tristar 190. Iím doing the re-upholstery myself. When I inherited the boat, the bow cushion was MIA. We cut a base out of marine ply, threw some Joanne ďMarineĒ foam over it and covered it with marine vinyl. Being inexperienced with marine upholstery at the time, we did not drill a drain hole or use underlayment to keep the wood off the fiberglass. It was a mess.

Being a Tristar, the bow is always wet, and after a change of location, it gets covered while itís still wet. The replacement cushion will be Dry-Fast foam, over a marine ply base with drain holes and slightly canted to drain toward the back. I canít figure out if I should glue the foam to the base. I am concerned it will block the drainage.

Also, how much does Dry-Fast foam compress?
Any suggestions for sources of reasonable Dry-Fast foam would be appreciated.
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