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Custom Boat covers

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:38 pm
by Mflyer65
With winter setting in I shifted to making sail and boat covers. I purchased the material for the sail cover to match the sail color (no real reason) but purchased a boat tarp 14x28 for $150 off Amazon and cut it to fit the boat. Hacked it here and there and no one would pay me to make another but it works.

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Re: Custom Boat covers

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:49 pm
by riverron
Nice job! Did you use a sewing machine to sew any of it?

Re: Custom Boat covers

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:01 pm
by Mflyer65
I have a sailrite sewing machine I used for seams, hems and zipper installs. I also used their easy turn fasteners . Nothing too elaborate. Just clamped material where I wanted a seam , marked it along the fold, cut away the rest after allowing for hems and lived with the mistakes, resewing or remaking seams as I went along. I thing you could use any heavy duty machine for this material. Maybe a bit slow on the zipper area but would still work.
I plan on making cockpit cushions eventually but haven’t decided on just what I want. I’ll need more sailing time before I can decide I suspect.
Kept me busy with a project anyway.