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Pernicious Atavist
01-31-2004, 10:12 AM
Okay, this is a hard one to explain, so please bear with me.
I need to mount a seat cushion on my thistle that is both removable and can be stood upon while hiking. The cushion will cover the side benches.
I saw a seat component on a big p----r boat that consisted of a track, like a small sail track, that mounted along the meeting of the bench and wall - it fitted into the corner where the two met, and was pretty small in diameter - maybe the diameter of the plastic cover that goes over shrouds. A bolt rope sewn into the cushion slid into this "seat track," much like a sail would. The cushion could be slid sideways to install/remove, but wouldn't pull out of the track the "wrong" way. The front of the cushion snapped over the front of the bench.
So, any idea of where I can find this track? APS doesn't have it, neither does West Marine.
Thanks for your help! :cool:

Pernicious Atavist
01-31-2004, 10:12 AM
Okay, this is a hard one to explain, so please bear with me.
I need to mount a seat cushion on my thistle that is both removable and can be stood upon while hiking. The cushion will cover the side benches.
I saw a seat component on a big p----r boat that consisted of a track, like a small sail track, that mounted along the meeting of the bench and wall - it fitted into the corner where the two met, and was pretty small in diameter - maybe the diameter of the plastic cover that goes over shrouds. A bolt rope sewn into the cushion slid into this "seat track," much like a sail would. The cushion could be slid sideways to install/remove, but wouldn't pull out of the track the "wrong" way. The front of the cushion snapped over the front of the bench.
So, any idea of where I can find this track? APS doesn't have it, neither does West Marine.
Thanks for your help! :cool:

Pernicious Atavist
01-31-2004, 10:12 AM
Okay, this is a hard one to explain, so please bear with me.
I need to mount a seat cushion on my thistle that is both removable and can be stood upon while hiking. The cushion will cover the side benches.
I saw a seat component on a big p----r boat that consisted of a track, like a small sail track, that mounted along the meeting of the bench and wall - it fitted into the corner where the two met, and was pretty small in diameter - maybe the diameter of the plastic cover that goes over shrouds. A bolt rope sewn into the cushion slid into this "seat track," much like a sail would. The cushion could be slid sideways to install/remove, but wouldn't pull out of the track the "wrong" way. The front of the cushion snapped over the front of the bench.
So, any idea of where I can find this track? APS doesn't have it, neither does West Marine.
Thanks for your help! :cool:

Mike Vogdes
01-31-2004, 10:25 AM
Try a boat canvas fabricator. The tract you are refering to is used all the time for mounting side curtains on aftdeck motor yachts, dodgers, mooring covers, ect.

Mike Vogdes
01-31-2004, 10:25 AM
Try a boat canvas fabricator. The tract you are refering to is used all the time for mounting side curtains on aftdeck motor yachts, dodgers, mooring covers, ect.

Mike Vogdes
01-31-2004, 10:25 AM
Try a boat canvas fabricator. The tract you are refering to is used all the time for mounting side curtains on aftdeck motor yachts, dodgers, mooring covers, ect.

whb
01-31-2004, 11:50 AM
Ed,

Check out any old tent trailer that has been junked. It probably has a similar track along the roof where a tarp could be slid in. Both of ours did. I think some regular camper and trailers that didn't have retractable awnings also used this system.

Howard

whb
01-31-2004, 11:50 AM
Ed,

Check out any old tent trailer that has been junked. It probably has a similar track along the roof where a tarp could be slid in. Both of ours did. I think some regular camper and trailers that didn't have retractable awnings also used this system.

Howard

whb
01-31-2004, 11:50 AM
Ed,

Check out any old tent trailer that has been junked. It probably has a similar track along the roof where a tarp could be slid in. Both of ours did. I think some regular camper and trailers that didn't have retractable awnings also used this system.

Howard

JimConlin
01-31-2004, 12:41 PM
There's a heavy version used for multihull nets from www.multihullnets.com (http://www.multihullnets.com)

Probably overkill.

JimConlin
01-31-2004, 12:41 PM
There's a heavy version used for multihull nets from www.multihullnets.com (http://www.multihullnets.com)

Probably overkill.

JimConlin
01-31-2004, 12:41 PM
There's a heavy version used for multihull nets from www.multihullnets.com (http://www.multihullnets.com)

Probably overkill.