I am now re0fitting my 1978 NC33 and need to get new cushions and cushion covers. Can anyone recommend anyone to do either / both? I have done the former in the past and could again if necessary but need a professional to make good covers.
I have just had a new set for the wheelhouse and Galley dining area made by Comfort Afloat here in Gosport. They are 4″ foam and are very good, but very very expensive. I’ve just done a bit of research and you could buy an Industrial sowing Machine for less.
The biggest problem is that I did not do the forepeak at the sametime and now that looks very tatty.
Hi Richard, Thanks for the update. I had a quote for the “L” shaped seats in the wheelhouse from Aquamarine in Ringwood. The final cost depended a lot on the material used – Sunbrela being the most expensive. My quote was about £200 or so for labour and then something similar for the material and £100 for extras. This was based on 6″ foam and piping. A matress with only standard matress covering would be cheaper and so I am having full covering in the pilothouse and saloon but just mattress covers in the aft and forecabins and we will simply cover them with standard bed covers when not in use. I am waiting for a full quote but I estimate £1500 for the lot. How does that compare?
Order of magnitude sounds about right, but still stunningly expensive. Will post a few pictures of what I had done. Having said that I had a proper sprung mattress made for Discovery III rear cabin by ship shape bedding. Still the thing I think was the best value. Sleep better on the boat than I do at home. I used to get back ache before.
We have decided to do away with the semi-fixed back rest so that will be one saving. We have gone for loose cushions because the allow the seat part to be wider and much easier to use as a bed. I will talk to Comfort Afloat at the boat show.