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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:16 pm
by billy c
Yes not required as far as I know either in NH :roll:
In this part of the woods you never see any without.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:46 pm
by hoodman
Probably a good idea to get a new nylon strap for the winch every few years too.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:14 pm
by hoodman
The materials for my upholstery came from Sailrite. The wife was instrumental in picking the right shade of "white." It's not a perfect match for the hull paint but it is really close. I am wondering how some of you did your cushions. Did you make a box cushion and velcro it to a plywood base or did you staple the edges to the underside of the plywood base? I have enough vinyl for either option. I am tired of my butt going numb from the throwable boat cushions.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:43 pm
by Biss
I stapled to the bottom and covered with a mesh material. Materials were from Sailrite as well.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:17 am
by hoodman
Biss wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:43 pm
I stapled to the bottom and covered with a mesh material. Materials were from Sailrite as well.
How do you keep your seat back closed?

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 am
by hoodman
Also, I finally got insurance for the boat. State Farm took care of us without any issues.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:18 am
by mrintense
Sailrite also has some blind snap in fasteners that you attach to the back of the cushion which snap into a female piece on the seat.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:59 pm
by Biss
I was going to use some sort of door magnet, but turns out my seats fit tight enough that they are staying in place just fine.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:08 pm
by hoodman
My wife is making custom Geronimo koozies with her fancy Cricut machine.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:53 pm
by Denon Osterman
I'm back!

I elected to box the cushions fully and velcro the back - when building my boat I wanted as much removeable as possible so if anything ever did need replacing I could replace the least amount possible. I.e. if my foam goes, I can just undo the zipper and replace the foam...if the upholstery goes, I can just recover the foam and re velcro the backrest, etc. I also didn't like the idea of staples being visible from behind - the way it is now my backrests are beautiful wood, with nothing showing how the seats are attached, which I like.

Getting close now!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:48 pm
by hoodman
Upholstery done!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:05 pm
by Milhouse
Congrats!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:38 pm
by Denon Osterman
Congrats! I found the upholstery a tough, but fun, challenge. Looking great!

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:21 am
by hoodman
Me too, Denon. I wasn't sure if I was going to get the hang of Mom's old Singer but it worked out okay. I learned a lot and if I have to do it again they will be a lot better next time. As is, they turned out pretty good and a vast improvement in comfort. We just ended up stapling to the plywood instead of making box cushions.

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:45 am
by DrBryanJ
Looks good Matt. Nice work.