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Old 26-06-2023, 17:50   #1
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We had new cushions made. They're nice, but have turned out to be too firm for sleeping comfortably. My wife purchased a foam pad. It's quite comfortable but not very durable. What has worked for you?

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Re: V-Berth Foam Padding

Went thru the exact same drill......
Original foam was thin and shot. Just like sleeping on the plywood.
I bought new thicker foam and made new cushions, which seemed great originally but after a night on it, it was too firm. Added an “ egg crate foam topper” but that’s a pain in the neck.....moves around, too hard to make up the sheets, etc.

Went to the “original mattress factory” store in the area and they duplicated the cushions I made...tapered edges, proper foam mattresses made just like a home mattress and you get to choose the thickness, firmness, etc.
Worked out better than any foam I ever had.
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Went thru the exact same drill......
Original foam was thin and shot. Just like sleeping on the plywood.
I bought new thicker foam and made new cushions, which seemed great originally but after a night on it, it was too firm. Added an “ egg crate foam topper” but that’s a pain in the neck.....moves around, too hard to make up the sheets, etc.

Went to the “original mattress factory” store in the area and they duplicated the cushions I made...tapered edges, proper foam mattresses made just like a home mattress and you get to choose the thickness, firmness, etc.
Worked out better than any foam I ever had.
How was the price compared to a conventional upholsterer?
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Re: V-Berth Foam Padding

We put high quality toppers on all our mattresses. It makes an incredible difference.

The trick is to get high quality foam that stands up. We usually use this company’s LuxHQ convoluted foam. 1.5” thick.

If you find it still too firm, try the softer 2.5” in HD36-HQ - but we found that too soft for outer tastes.

We cut it to size with scissors and tuck a sheet over the top.

It’s so inexpensive that if it gets ripped, stained or smells - we just buy a new one.

https://www.foambymail.com/product/e...am-topper.html
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Re: V-Berth Foam Padding

We put high quality toppers on all our mattresses. It makes an incredible difference.

The trick is to get high quality foam that stands up. We usually use this company’s LuxHQ convoluted foam. 1.5” thick.

We cut it to size with scissors and tuck a sheet over the top.

It’s so inexpensive that if it gets ripped or stained, we just buy a new one.

Guests universally say it’s the most comfortable boat bed they’ve ever slept in.

https://www.foambymail.com/product/e...am-topper.html
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How was the price compared to a conventional upholsterer?
It’s been a few years, so I don’t recall the actual price, but at the time I thought it was well worth it. What they made was an actual two piece mattress that fit the v berth.

I don’t think an upholstery shop could do the same thing.
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Re: V-Berth Foam Padding

I found good quality 100% latex foam to be very comfortable and cooler for sleeping versus memory foam or gel. The 3 inch topper was easy to cut and has been very durable.
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Re: V-Berth Foam Padding

I also used too firm of foam (fine on settees though) which turned out too hard for vberth. So just got some memory form and cut to shape. The combo is perfect.
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Re: V-Berth Foam Padding

Thank you everyone for your input!
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I found good quality 100% latex foam to be very comfortable and cooler for sleeping versus memory foam or gel. The 3 inch topper was easy to cut and has been very durable.

This is what we have ... it came with the boat. Very comfortable although I understand not cheap.
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