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by boatmanscm
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 62 holiday interior gold
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

I have been searching for the gold pleated vinyl . 1963 Holiday , so far sms auto in Oregon is the only reply . I sent them a picture of said color. anouther source would be legendary interiours on web. Although I found it very hard to even find the color and gave up. Auto based I will share any inf...
by boatmanscm
Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Post war seat springs
Replies: 12
Views: 5193

coil springs

Ok, I'm off the topic, but . Marshall springs are a brand. And In my oppinion not strong enough to hold up to stepping on or even sitting . THEY are a pre made set of coil springs. 13 gauge is the heavest they make . These are made for furniture and such. They have 7 or so cliped in rows but are too...
by boatmanscm
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Bimini replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

bimini

My experiance is the tops come in different sizes and you can buy the complete kit or just the top. I use Keyston Brothers for some tops . How it works is you measure the width at the base points ( connects to deck) . Then from the hinge @ deck up to the inside of top for height of ploes. Now whith ...
by boatmanscm
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Riva - General Discussion
Topic: seat upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 3535

seat upholstery

Does anyone know where to find some good seat pictures of aquarama lungo ? Looking for the inside center of aft backrest.
Question on the transission from horizonal to vertical . A sharp turn or rounded. any help would be great.
Have the 2 set Riva books but not any good shots of aft seats .
by boatmanscm
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Post war seat springs
Replies: 12
Views: 5193

I just completed a 1940's Chris Craft and it had the no-sag springs . Which is correct for the year and model. My first question is what does the wood base look like ? A wooden, open frame is no-sag , wooden boards with braces on inner top of wood is springs. They did use both types of spring you de...
by boatmanscm
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1960 Constellation Cabin Interior Upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

Cotton canvas was used in the day sunbrella is a acrylic and not made till late 50's or so. older boats used a cotton duck of even vinyls. Good luck.
by boatmanscm
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Replacement Interior Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 6853

My brother and I actually went to his home and looked at what he had. There was nothing we saw that gave us any hint of patterns. Some vinyls but nothing old. We passed on the whole shop. My guess is he had some dimentions and made the early boats from those. Sure wish he was better orginized . We j...
by boatmanscm
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Cleaning ribbed flooring in runabouts
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

I would try a good cleaner , Malco plastic and vinyl cleaner. I know degreases work but being a petrolium based product it is harmful to the vinyl flooring . May not show it , but time will tell. Malco is so good when used with a soft nylon brush then rinse with water. If using it on seats and such ...
by boatmanscm
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Looking for 1954 Riviera Seat Cushion Source
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

I COULD POSSIBLY HELP , JUST SOME DETAILS TO MAKE SURE . THE THICKNESS OF THE BAND THAT RUNS AROUND THE CUSHION, EARLY YEARS ARE THICKER ABOUT 3" DO YOU NEED THE OUTER SKIN OR JUST THE BLADDERS? THE EARLY YEARS HAVE INNER BLADDERS MADE OF CLOTH WITH KAPOK HAND STICHED TUFFS. THE LATER MODELS USED A ...
by boatmanscm
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kraftex Rainbow, Color No. K726
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

I can offer a suggestion .
If possible look under a section of trim or behind some shelves for the original color . most boats were assembled so there should be able to find some original color.
Good luck.
by boatmanscm
Sun May 01, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Flamingo upholstery material needed
Replies: 2
Views: 3685

Try the sprit of 76 vinyls and Uniroyal they have some awsome reds to pick from. Do not settle for just the samples that a shop may have . They usually only carry a small percent of the actual vinyls sold.
If need more info let me know and I' ll post some pics.
by boatmanscm
Sun May 01, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Lancer Interior
Replies: 3
Views: 4054

I belive the shop in Portlan, Oregon. SM Fabrics will make pleated vinyl from any stock yardage . Could be worth the look . do not have # but sure someone knows it. good luck.
by boatmanscm
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Holiday Vinyl Deck Material
Replies: 8
Views: 6654

Check the vinyl for thickness if its upholstery vinyl it will never stand up to foot trafic. Flooring is much tuffer than upholstery vinyls. I have used the new stuff and I do not think much of it. It showed every imperfection in the wood base floor. It glues well but too soft for flooring unless yo...
by boatmanscm
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Installing Nautalex
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

I have used butcher paper for a template then cut the flooring a bit larger for shrinkage. Stainless steel staples are a must.
by boatmanscm
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kapok cushion
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

I finaly got the bugs worked out and make a second one and filled my leather seat cushion . It looks good, and it keeps it shape after use. I have only seen this once before and the skin covering it was a remake so I thought someone put lawn furniture cushions in. Again thanks for your help. http://...
by boatmanscm
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kapok cushion
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Kapok cushion

Thnks for the information and pic. I made a mock up of the pad you had. I made this one for , time and effect sample. Once I get it in the leather skin I will post a pic.
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by boatmanscm
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kapok cushion
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

thanks for information I will make a note . But the cushions i had in mind were originaly filled with kapok inside a plastic bag. what year and model is that one from if I may ask . I may be confused do you know where I might find a time line on such information. Thank you for any and all your help.
by boatmanscm
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Kapok cushion
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Kapok cushion

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE CORRECT THICKNESS ON THE KAPOK CUSHIONS FOR LATE 30'S . My notes say 2" was told 1,3/4" . thanks for the assistance.
by boatmanscm
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 56 capri seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Thanks for the details that narrows it down. I belive picture 1 IS RIGHT. HAVE KAPOK CUSHIONS , JUST THE BASE WAS DONE WRONG SOME TINE BEFORE.my next question is , was the cover done with welting (grey photo) or just folded at corners with no welt. The only sample close to your year is this blue/gre...
by boatmanscm
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1936 seat springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

So that means the wooden base in photo 1 is wrong also. I am redoing from the wood up new springs and pad back to original. I have used the Marshall spring units before but they were too soft. Have you noticed if they come in different gauges ? Plan on reinstalling the old leather once padding and s...
by boatmanscm
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 56 capri seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

You may be able to remove some tacks from vinyl edges and get a look under the skins for details on if they are correct and original . Originals do not have staples they used tacks . Some times if they are covers you can see the original imprint in the padding .Under the padding you should find tack...
by boatmanscm
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Soft Top for 1955 Continental
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Maybe to late but, you can order pre bent tops from most upholstery shops they come in a couple of lengths and widths. They are able to be cut down to almost any heiht and width . As they come split in the center for shipping.
Much easier than trying to bend stainless steel .
by boatmanscm
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 1936 seat springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

1936 seat springs

Looking for the correct seat spring configuration for a 1936 19' delux runabout. Currently have a wooden frame with zig-zag springs . Boat lost points for this in show. Was told it had coil spring but that would require a solid plywood base for springs to sit on . I guess the wood frame could be fro...
by boatmanscm
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Source for 1976 Lancer Carpeting
Replies: 1
Views: 4662

You can try any upholstery shop that gets supplys from Keyson Brothers. They have a very large selection of marine carpet comes 72" wide about 32.00 per yard up the roll. If you can post a picture of the color I may be able to help more. As I have samples . Good luck. stan
by boatmanscm
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: CC Capri 56 19'
Replies: 7
Views: 3455

Mint green vinyl

Hello, just wanted to add my 2cents . I have a sample from I belive a 57 Chris Craft . I found it behind tha aft backrest covering the 2 key holes that slip over the back hooks to hold unit in place. not sure what the exact color it is. Have not completed my search of the boats details . Maybe it wi...
by boatmanscm
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: 22' Custom Sedan dash
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Dash 1950's

I am not sure if these pictures will help you but here you are . I upholstered this boat in 2008 want to say it was 20' 1950 custom seadn could be wrong.
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by boatmanscm
Sun May 30, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: flooring material for 1936 19Ft Deluxe Runabout
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

For flooring I would check out Sierra Boat Co. on the web or call Carl in parts good guy and helpful . I know they carry a few styles. Not sure if its what you need , but a start . Good luck.
by boatmanscm
Sun May 30, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: original headliner material
Replies: 6
Views: 3806

After thought , you can try WWW.Legendary enteriors on the web they deal with old car vinyls from the early 60's .
by boatmanscm
Sun May 30, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: original headliner material
Replies: 6
Views: 3806

Came across a couple of samples that may help. should be able to purchase from any shop.
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by boatmanscm
Tue May 25, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Capri Seatback Supports
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

From my experiance there is a block of wood attached . The ones I recall were hung from the vertical braces, many break or rot over time . Due to water, new screw holes when backs are removed , screws breaking off in block . just remember not to screw thru the sides. I have used a mirror at bottom t...