Matt's Geronimo

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Yes not required as far as I know either in NH :roll:
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Probably a good idea to get a new nylon strap for the winch every few years too.
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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.
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I stapled to the bottom and covered with a mesh material. Materials were from Sailrite as well.
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Biss wrote:
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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?
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Also, I finally got insurance for the boat. State Farm took care of us without any issues.
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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.
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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.

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My wife is making custom Geronimo koozies with her fancy Cricut machine.
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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!

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Upholstery done!
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Congrats!
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Congrats! I found the upholstery a tough, but fun, challenge. Looking great!

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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.
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Looks good Matt. Nice work.
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