Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

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Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by PershoreHarrier » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:31 pm

I bought one of the then new adjustable fishing chairs aimed principally at Carp Fishermen in the 1980s which have now become very widely used.

With a lightweight frame and adjustable legs it has served me very well for over 30 years and many hours have been spent sitting and napping on this essential piece of kit. But horror of horrors the canvas has failed and enormous tear has appeared due to the material finally rotting so patching is not an option.

The easy solution would be to buy a complete new adjustable chair and throw the old one away but besides the obvious waste it has a sort of sentimental attachment

So to the solution - with the original canvas cover as a pattern where can I find a suitable length of replacement canvas to have a new cover made + any advice if there is someone out there who could make it.

For the time being the Efgeeco Packaseat has been dusted off and pressed into action and being a late version it used some sort of reinforced plastic covering rather than the canvas on the early variant.

If you can help I will buy you a day ticket to fish one of my local day ticket waters as a thank you.

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:06 pm

PershoreHarrier wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:31 pm
I bought one of the then new adjustable fishing chairs aimed principally at Carp Fishermen in the 1980s which have now become very widely used.

With a lightweight frame and adjustable legs it has served me very well for over 30 years and many hours have been spent sitting and napping on this essential piece of kit. But horror of horrors the canvas has failed and enormous tear has appeared due to the material finally rotting so patching is not an option.

The easy solution would be to buy a complete new adjustable chair and throw the old one away but besides the obvious waste it has a sort of sentimental attachment

So to the solution - with the original canvas cover as a pattern where can I find a suitable length of replacement canvas to have a new cover made + any advice if there is someone out there who could make it.

For the time being the Efgeeco Packaseat has been dusted off and pressed into action and being a late version it used some sort of reinforced plastic covering rather than the canvas on the early variant.

If you can help I will buy you a day ticket to fish one of my local day ticket waters as a thank you.
I wonder if Ellen Lawrence could help you?

Cheers
Steve

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by PershoreHarrier » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:37 pm

I thought about that Steve and sorry to be a nuisance as I am sure this information I am about to request has been posted before

but

do you have an e.mail address for Ellen Lawrence so I could make an enquiry?

Thanks.

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:53 pm

No problem:

ellen.lawrence345@btinternet.com

Good luck

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by Bjp » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:54 pm

take it to an upholsterers i would think they would be able to do it, there are also car seat trimmers around as well

http://www.actrim.co.uk

that one is in worcester

regards

bjp :Hat:

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by Leigh » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:56 pm

Keith, I have mine at a local sailmakers being repaired and modified.

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by Olly » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:01 pm

I use an Army supplier outside the gates of Sandhurst.

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by PeteD » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:40 pm

I have used these people before for canvas

https://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk

They do all sorts of different weights and types and I am sure they will have something suitable.

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Re: Help - New Material for Seat Cover required.

Post by PershoreHarrier » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:43 pm

Gentlemen - many thanks for your kind assistance I will start making phone calls on Monday and will keep you posted on the outcome.

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