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Interior work on Southern Cross 18 Oct 2007 20:40 #1

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This boating season, I was very busy re-vamping the galley and front V-berth of the Southern Cross. The Bayliner designers had done a nice job of combining fabrics originally, but the blue velveteen galley seating was very worn, faded, and stained after 20 years of use, and the V-berth cloth was beginning to break down and tear. Additionally, I didn’t like all the blue in such a small area, even though blue is my favorite color.

I decided to lighten up the place, so I chose an off-white (Ivory) Whisper Soft Vinyl (Hancock Fabrics) for the galley seating, matching heavy Ivory-colored denim for the curtains, and an off-white nautical tapestry cloth for the V berth and window valences. The tapestry is a very heavy upholstery grade cloth from Gary’s Upholstery, and will wear well. Here’s what we have done so far.

Galley seating halfway done, note original seat backs and curtains:

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Re-styled back 9 cushions into 5 cushions, curtains and valences installed:

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V-berth recovered:

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Interior work on Southern Cross 19 Oct 2007 03:54 #2

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If I send you a couple of seat cushions, would you do the same thing to mine????:kidding Nice Job.

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Interior work on Southern Cross 19 Oct 2007 14:54 #3

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damn thats a pretty job

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Interior work on Southern Cross 19 Oct 2007 14:56 #4

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Thanks, The bottom cushions were straight-forward, but the back cushions with all the weird angles about drove me crazy! It was like figuring out a 3-D IQ test, and I was failing! I totally respect upholsterers now.
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Interior work on Southern Cross 19 Oct 2007 20:02 #5

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I'm not sure I'd gone with white though. Looks good but would think it would be hard to keep clean :confused:

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Interior work on Southern Cross 19 Oct 2007 20:13 #6

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The galley seats take a spritz of Orange 409 to clean because they're vinyl. If they were cloth, they'd already be ruined. The cloth V-berth is scotch-guard treated, no problems with stains.

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Interior work on Southern Cross 20 Oct 2007 19:51 #7

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Looks great! I have been doing the deck seating on my 2150 and I know exactly what you are talking about with the upholsterers. I'll post pictures when it is done. Not tomarrow - supposed to get snow:mad:

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Interior work on Southern Cross 22 Oct 2007 15:46 #8

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Tastefully done. I want this boat when you sell it.

I am dead serious.

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Interior work on Southern Cross 22 Oct 2007 17:09 #9

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Hi Matt, thanks for the compliment. The lighter colors and simpler cushions make the cabin seem more spacious and airy. We are pleased with the results!

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Interior work on Southern Cross 26 Oct 2007 19:14 #10

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What is the story behind the underwater minivan in your photo album??

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Interior work on Southern Cross 27 Oct 2007 08:56 #11

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looks like somebody didn't set the parking brake...and everything got dragged in/under.

missrobyn...did your upholstery work require any special machines/tools? I might have to do this kind of work soon, could use a heads up. Ted

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Interior work on Southern Cross 27 Oct 2007 14:35 #12

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I just borrowed my Mom's heavy duty Phaff sewing machine. I also made heavy use of an electric staple gun. My cushions were an interior grade vinyl which is not as heavy as exterior grade, and I didn't use piping so I was never going through more than 4 layers to sew a seam.

It depends on if you are doing exterior or interior upholstery work. If I were doing exterior cushions with different color panels or piping, I'd want to use a heavy duty or commercial machine with a walking foot to facilitate sewing through 6 layers of vinyl.

edit: I found the material I wanted then shopped for the best price; the following internet sites were very useful:

garysupholstery.com - carries many different grades of marine vinyl, you can order samples from them which is very helpful for matching colors

yourautotrim.com - this site also carries many types of marine vinyl, and also has head liner and pre-made piping and hidem (a trim that hides staples), they also send out samples

marine snap & tool - this site has great prices on zippers, thread, tools, as well as awesome prices on sunbrella and phifertex.

Hope this helps
Robyn

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Interior work on Southern Cross 28 Oct 2007 15:25 #13

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Very nice !! looks great.

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