Originally Posted by dirtbagkayaker
Nice work! I like the AIRE landing pad's position of the valve. Did you double up on PVC material around the valve? Like a doughnut patch on the inside? I'd think that one could glue a pad together too if they didn't want to weld with the heat gun. Good thread!!
Thanks! I just glued the material together to make a tube, slid in the foam and then cut out the holes for the valves and carefully carved out the foam to make space for the internal piece. I didn't even think of doubling up, but with the flexing at the corner, I may regret it. I probably need to put on some corner patches like Jack's does.
As to the discussion of memory foam, I may do another one with two inches of medium/firm foam like I have and either one or two inches of softer foam. I would glue the two sheets together, likely with some 3M adhesive or maybe I'll call an upholstery place and see what they use. I've thought of memory foam, but I'm not sure. It would make rolling it easier, and I'm not super worried about a little bit of weight.