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Old 06-28-2020, 07:25 PM
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Blew a seam

Took the boat out this weekend and my observer seat seam in the middle, for about 2 in has ripped open. I'm going to call a local upholsterer on Monday but I'm guessing they're probably packed full. Anyone use one of the glues that are on the market to fix the seam until I can get in to have it stitched up?

Or should I pull out my threaded needle and visit YouTube University for a few hours?

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Old 06-28-2020, 08:19 PM
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a curved needle, some nylon thread, and needle-nose pliers will be faster than trying to find an upholsterer
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:23 PM
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a curved needle, some nylon thread, and needle-nose pliers will be faster than trying to find an upholsterer
This^^ it's a fairly easy band aid and will get you through the summer.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:37 PM
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This^^ it's a fairly easy band aid will get you through the summer.
Do I sew it from the top, without taking the skin off the seat? Or should I try to tackle pulling it off and completing a correct blind stitch from the inside?

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Old 06-28-2020, 11:15 PM
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I knew the end was near for my interior. A few high traffic cushions were coming apart at the seams and the foam was toast in those same cushions. Because I knew it was a band aid, I stitched from the top. If you make nice, tight stitches, it's not so Frankenstein-ish.
If it's all in great shape and you don't plan on replacing the interior, pull the skins and make a quality repair.
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