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Re: Sun Pads

Postby Wayne162 » March 1st, 2016, 9:28 pm

Thanks Viper,
I plan to shop around a bit before I make any decisions. A lot will depend on the craftsmanship between the numerous shops near the marina and their willingness to work with me on the project.

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Re: Sun Pads

Postby Viper » March 1st, 2016, 9:48 pm

If it's anything like up my way where you are, do it soon as the guys that specialize in marine fabs get booked up pretty quick approaching Spring time. Hey, did I just say Spring time? :down:
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Re: Sun Pads

Postby jmm48m60 » June 30th, 2016, 5:30 pm

I'm working on closing on a 2002 Carver 356....Part of the inventory was SunPads but were missing. Thanks for the discussion it helped me with the approximate value and where to get them.
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Re: Sun Pads

Postby Wayne162 » June 30th, 2016, 7:06 pm

I had searched for bow sunpads for my 1997 405. I found that carver still makes them. Their price was estimated at around $1000 for the pair.
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Re: Sun Pads

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Re: Sun Pads

Postby buster53 » February 13th, 2018, 7:57 pm

Ok, someone tell me this can't be done...
Any local upholstery shop can easily make the pads for a couple hundred dollars, right?
The problem is the snaps and locating them on the pads.
Why can't the boatowner just make a template of the bow snaps and give it to the upholsterer?
Am I missing something here?

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Re: Sun Pads

Postby Viper » February 13th, 2018, 8:26 pm

Couple of hundred?? Must be that American dollar ;-)

If there are snaps already on the deck, it's best to fabricate the pad then lay it in place and mark the position of the snaps. Usually something they can do on sight. Besides, if they measure for the snaps and they don't lineup, it's on them, if you provide a template and they don't line up, it's on you. There's no substitute for having the actual pad there to mark the snap locations.
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Re: Sun Pads

Postby Lyndon670 » February 13th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Any local upholstery shop can easily make the pads for a couple hundred dollars, right?


Nobody is even going to walk near their machine for a couple of hundred dollars on this. I bet a pair of pads the correct size will cost $600-750US.
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Re: Sun Pads

Postby Viper » February 13th, 2018, 8:50 pm

That's about right Lyndon. A client priced one out recently at $1K CND. Mind you, that's using marine rated materials, big difference.
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Re: Sun Pads

Postby buster53 » February 13th, 2018, 9:31 pm

Viper wrote:Source of the post Couple of hundred?? Must be that American dollar ;-)

If there are snaps already on the deck, it's best to fabricate the pad then lay it in place and mark the position of the snaps. Usually something they can do on sight. Besides, if they measure for the snaps and they don't lineup, it's on them, if you provide a template and they don't line up, it's on you. There's no substitute for having the actual pad there to mark the snap locations.


Ok, not a couple hundred, but considerably less than what Carver wants.
To have someone do snaps onsite, either the boatowner has to do it and find the equipment to do it, or hires someone to do it for them, probably negating any savings from buying from someone other than Carver.
Personally, I feel confident that I can come up with a very accurate template, something I'm sure more than a few boatowners are able to do.

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