Where to buy foam for pontoon seat?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Thomas Williams, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    I am constantly having to repair leaks in my seat cushion of my creek co voyager. They are sending me a new one but I think I'd like the foam so I can stop worrying about it. Does anyone know where I can get a thick square piece of foam for my seat similar to what the fishcat has? Thanks.
     
  2. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    A craft store or Amazon.com
     
  3. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    It needs to be pretty thick I doubt a craft store would carry it but I can give it a shot.
     
  4. PT

    PT Physhicist

    Are you looking for something like Styrofoam or the foam that would be found in a couch seat? If it's the latter, I can help.
     
  5. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    No that type of foam is too soft and absorbs water. I need it to be very buoyant. If you've ever seen the foam in a fishcat seat that's the type I'm looking for.
     
  6. PT

    PT Physhicist

    How thick? Give dimensions of what you're looking for. I still might be able to help.
     
  7. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Home depot sells a canned spray that will harden. I do not know if it will get hard enough to work but it is out there.

    You could build a small cardboard dam to spray and let it expand into the shape you want.
     
  8. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    This is the type of stuff I'm looking for. Ill measure my pontoon seat tonight and give you dimensions.

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  9. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

    Did you ask Creek Co? They have replacement foam for some of the float tubes and would probably know if it would fit the Voyager.
     
  10. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    Creek co actually sent me a replacement cushion but I'm thinking the foam would be better since I won't have to worry about patching it on the river. I'm not too impressed with creek co bladders and inflatable products. Not very strong or thick.
     
  11. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Thomas - what you are looking for is closed cell foam that will not absorb moisture. Check with stores like Best Buy, Lowe's, etc. as they often have lots of this material that is used for packing. Dumpster Diving is hip these days, so no worries about loosing street cred :D.
     
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  12. Skyler Evans

    Skyler Evans Active Member

    I dont remember the name of this store but off 109 across from I hop there is a hardware store that has tones of foam to choose from. I used them for my deployment box on taking my electronics across the pond. I think they may have what you are looking for. foam2.PNG
     
  13. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

  14. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

    Your butt won't appreciate the change! The stuff is firm...but it floats.
     
  15. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    That's exactly what I'm looking for, thank you
     
  16. PT

    PT Physhicist

    I have a block of what would be considered Ultra Foam in the above link. You'd have to cut it to shape. If you're interested, pm me an email address and I'll send you some pictures. It's at my shop in Kent.
     
  17. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    PT that would work well I believe. How thick is it? I may have to stack two pieces together. What are you asking for it?
     
  18. PT

    PT Physhicist

    Free. You will have to work with this piece a bit. Odd shape but it's only glued on pieces that need to be removed. Then, cut what you need and glue together.


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  19. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

    I'm pretty sure I have the foam seat for my ODC 420. Ill talk to the wife tonight and if its still in my garage, you can have it.
     
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