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    Posted: 20 Jul 2011 at 6:43pm

Hello all,

 I'm thinking of re-covering my saloon cushions. I've asked CJ marine for a quote. The old cushions were very well made and a complicated shape. I've considered having a bash at it myself but have been pleasantly suprised that my wife  thinks the quote is reasonable, so may go the proffesional route. Any views on materials, buttons or not, and best companies gratefully received. Roger McD

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Having seen a few boats re-upholstered by the people at Sanders Sails I have just this week asked them for a quote. Many folk don't realise that they have an upholstery department, the quality of the work I have seen on four other Co32s is very high and they know Co32's well.

As for buttons, I'm doing away with buttons on the seat part as they tend to catch crumbs and dirt, they also make the bunks less comfortable to sleep on. I plan to have sewn rolls or buttons in the seat backs.

The upholstery on Concerto was recovered by the previous owners wife and she did a pretty good job but to be honest if you are going to all that trouble you may as well have new foam. My foam has had its day and that is the main reason for replacing although I have never been that keen on the colour.

Materials seem to have come a long way in the last 30 years and there are some really good stain resistant and waterproof materials that still feel nice to touch. I would suggest you chat about the options with Peter Sanders.

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Thanks for the information George.  Roger
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Hi
 
I had mine done 3 yeaers ago.  The chap doing it said don't button it, the reason for this was he could not be bothered.
 
It looked plain and the fabric hovered over the foam.
 
It is now buttoned and I'm pleased with it,  I would not go there again,
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Hi George,

I am looking for a Contessa 32 to buy in the next month. I anticipate having to re-upholster. I noticed your post ref Peter Sanders doing a good upholstery job. Did you have yours done by them and any tips from your experience ?

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Mine really needs to be redone so I had the nav seat covered, as a tester,  by a local, non marine,  chap.   I understand the doubts about buttoning but I rather like the traditional look so I kept them.  I had it hand stitch finished, as per original, as I am not fond of zips.   It is more or less impossible to find a dierct match for the original colour but there are a lot of robust and inexpensive vinyls available.  Again, I am quite happy with the original type vinyl which seems to be highly plasticised and not at all like the 1960s, rigid and cold  "Royal Blue with White piping" seen on lot of older boats
 
My local guy made a superb job and he pronounced the foam to be as "good as new" so I kept it.  His charge is £60+ ish per cushion, large or small, which I thought was great value.  Might go for it next winter.
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I believe that there are now some 'breathable' covering fabrics which are less sweaty to sleep on. I think Pete Sanders uses this type of material.
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I'm a long way from Sanders and am wondering if any of the Scottish Contessa owners have experience of a good upholsterer nearer to home.

I would like to replace the cushions in my fore cabin fairly soon.

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Gillian, whereabouts are you?  There are a wheen of suitable firms in Scotland.  Why not ask on the Scottish Contessa 32 F'book page for personal recommendations, I'm afraid mine are all hearsay.

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