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Old 12-11-2013, 04:18   #1
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Recommendations for an Upholsterer near Pangkor, Malaysia?

We have Rutea on the hard here and her shabby interior is kind of depressing. All of her cushions are threadbare. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:34   #2
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We have Rutea on the hard here and her shabby interior is kind of depressing. All of her cushions are threadbare. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Why not get it redone with ikat or batic,should be plentiful and cheap,not to mention totaly unique..good luck
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Re: Recommendations for an Upholsterer near Pangkor, Malaysia?

as a 'sometimes work in a canvas shop sorta expertish,'

Although Ikat and Batik are beautiful and would be cheap there, natural fibre is problematic in boat upholstery. Natural fibres mildew and would be bleached by necessary treatment. There are sound reasons why marine materials are solution dyed acrylics and other synthetic fibres

If you wanted the ikat look and easy washability, just do a slipcover.

Look at Outdura and Sunbrella Furniture Fabrics - they have some beautiful patterns that aren't the same old nautical crap

But most any SYNTHETIC furniture upholstery cloth will be fine for interiors
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Re: Recommendations for an Upholsterer near Pangkor, Malaysia?

OK, pardon the stupid question, but is flammability a consideration in marine fabrics?
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OK, pardon the stupid question, but is flammability a consideration in marine fabrics?
Only if you make it one
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Re: Recommendations for an Upholsterer near Pangkor, Malaysia?

I didn't know, it is on aircraft and I think cars. While I do not smoke and wouldn't let someone who did in my boat, there are other sources of ignition and thought the "self extinguishing" materials might be preferable. Don't put anything into that self extinguishing name, I'm not sure that's what its called, what I speak of is a material that won't continue to burn on it's own, remove the heat and it extinguishes.
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If you don't allow smoking on your boat, then a fire starting on the cushions is extremely unlikely. If your plastic boat catches fire, the fabric on your cushions will be the least of your concerns.
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There are very few of any actual legal requirements for recreational vessels in regards to fittings or construction
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I didn't mean legally, just wondered if the "Marine Industry" had adopted flammability standards on their own, sometimes industries do things like that, the "required" annual Scuba tank inspection has no legal requirement in the US for example, it's an industry standard.
I was wondering if there was any advantage of purchasing "Marine Upholstery" or not.
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I've learned to do my due diligence when purchasing "marine" products. Some are worth it others are a different paint color and a marine sticker. Just get a material you can live with and enjoy it
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