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Topic: Fabric choices
Posted By: Lhsrris218
Subject: Fabric choices
Date Posted: 30 September 2023 at 15:57
Hi.  Need to decide on interior and exterior fabrics.  My dealer says to just get the fabric material but I'm worried about staining from sunscreen or spillage or just salt spray.  I would prefer something that can be wiped down and cleaned easily.
What are people's experiences?

Posted By: Wayne's World
Date Posted: 30 September 2023 at 17:02
We chose leather for below and a dark grey Sunbrella type fabric material for the cockpit cushions. After 9+ years of fulltime living aboard both are in very good condition. But we are careful. The Sunbrella material can be washed which we do a few times a year. A good hose down with fresh water occasionally also helps. I think a vinyl type material on the cockpit cushions would be too sweaty in hot weather. 

Wayne W
Cruising, currently in the Caribbean and will head across the Pacific early 2024

Posted By: Lhsrris218
Date Posted: 30 September 2023 at 20:05

Posted By: S&J
Date Posted: 01 October 2023 at 12:21
I LOVE the leather interior.  Much easier to clean.
If you get a " speckled" fabric for cockpit cushions they won't show salt so much (a problem in the Med).

H458 #159 Primal Mediterranean cruising

Posted By: tobo2
Date Posted: 02 October 2023 at 10:15
Hi, I agree with Wayne: leather inside and the standard fabrics outside that are weatherproof after our experiences on the 508. Take your time to choose the right leather color to suits your wood type for the floor and the furniture. The 3D composer of Hanse is a good help!

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