Where to buy foam for pontoon seat?

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  1. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    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 Active Member

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    A craft store or Amazon.com
  3. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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

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    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 Habitual Line Stepper

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    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 Physhicist

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

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    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 Habitual Line Stepper

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    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 Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    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 Habitual Line Stepper

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    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 Not to be confused with Freestone

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    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 Active Member

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    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
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  14. jersey livin' the dream

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

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

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    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 Habitual Line Stepper

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    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 Physhicist

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    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 Active Member

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    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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