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Old 04-12-2013, 21:41   #1
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Cockpit Cushion Foam

What's the best cockpit cushion?

Thickness? 2", 3", 4"

Foam? Ensolite, Dry Fast, another foam, some combination?
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Old 04-12-2013, 22:33   #2
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Re: Cockpit Cushion Foam

High density reticulated foam. If possible you want to go sit on some, since different people have different comfort levels, but we went with a 2" high density and love them.

It is expensive, but worth every penny when you come up on deck after a good rain, and the cushions are already dry.
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Re: Cockpit Cushion Foam

Your looking for closed cell foam
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Re: Cockpit Cushion Foam

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Your looking for closed cell foam
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I hate closed cell for a variety of reasons. Mostly because it's as hard as the fiberglass, so why bother.
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I hate closed cell for a variety of reasons. Mostly because it's as hard as the fiberglass, so why bother.
We have closed cell bottoms with soft uppers. Very comfortable. Will post images in a day or so.
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Re: Cockpit Cushion Foam

So then robert sailor wasn't quite spot on?
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Re: Cockpit Cushion Foam

We use some BottomSiders cushions on our bow and cockpit. They are closed cell foam, that has been vinyl sprayed or dipped. You can get them in a lot of colors and any size you want. BottomSiders cockpit cushions for powerboats and sailboats
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Very comfortable and hard wearing as well...
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I hate closed cell for a variety of reasons. Mostly because it's as hard as the fiberglass, so why bother.
Yeah, I would never use the stuff. Even through some away! Just don't leave cushions out in the rain
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Re: Cockpit Cushion Foam

I have a set of reticulated foam that's been out in all weather (except hurricanes) for two years. Still in like new shape.
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Re: Cockpit Cushion Foam

I found some neoprene closed cell foam sheets on E-Bay that was designed for floors in a horse trailer. Cost less than a hundred to do the cockpit. It is only three quarters thick but it makes a nice seat pad and it is flotation, water and gas or oil proof and closed cell so no water. I like the thinner material as you don't have to sink in it for confort. They have big sheets and cut it down for you if you give them block sizes. I covered mine in Sumbrella and it stays outdoors 24/7 with no problems. Good luck on your search for the truth and answer to your problem.
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