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Search: Posts Made By: TejasSailer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

I typically use MR needles sewing canvas with both bonded polyester and Tenara, and have had no problems sewing with either.

"If fabricators have problems with skipped stitches, Singer's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

The other PTFE thread you mention might be Solarfix. From what I've read on other forums, Tenara tends to twist and knot more than Solarfix. Personally, I've never had a problem with Tenara, but at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

Before taking the cover to any shop, you might want to clean the cover. Even canvas shops might charge you for cleaning before sewing. The reason is to protect their machines.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Link 2000 and or charging problem

We have a Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor that shows .2 amp draw for apparently monitoring the batteries and for preserving radio presets. This worked fine when we were connected to dock power, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Need a knot for...

I have precisely your application, with a Yosemite bowline through the grommets, round-turn and two half-hitches to stanchions, and clove-hitch and two half-hitches to life-lines -- two-years, no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sailboat for the med?

Probably almost anybody who responds has a better idea than I. We've sailed the Med on several two-week trips on comparable 30' boats, and have thought of extended sailing as you have.

We'd never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: composite wood Toe Rails

Beneteau has switched to synthetic teak toe rails for at least some boats.

This might be the source.

Synthetic Teak Boat Toe Rails | PlasTEAK Inc....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

From the Interlux Guide Previously mentioned.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/boat-painting-guide-14-usa-eng.pdf
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Page 37 of the Interlux guide has an estimation table.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/boat-painting-guide-14-usa-eng.pdf

Our Beneteau First 36.7 takes 7 of the 3/4 quart cans to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Site for sail measurements?

Perhaps this is Web site you mentioned.

Sailrite Sailplan Database (http://fabric-calculator.sailrite.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: sewing sunbrella

There would be four layers sewing a flat felled seam. Sewing a semi-flat felled seam (aka : faux flat fell or faced edge seam) would be three layers and seems to be more common for boat canvas than a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: sewing sunbrella

A significant limitation of home sewing machines, even those called semi-industrial, is not only the space under the foot but the ability to sew layers of material. When the pressure foot is lifted,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,887
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Although I voted "navy," the color is actually "Captain Navy."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: TeakGuard...one more time...???

We also used oil but had severe mildew problems and now use Semco and apply it once a year. However, since there is still a minor mildew problem, we also keep the teak covered to avoid morning water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sewing machine corner

A Juki 563 in good condition with a servo motor for $500 is a real deal. Here's a refurbished one for $1265.

Refurbished Juki LU-563 on Stand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sewing machine corner

If you have room and the time to wait, sometimes a Singer 111W155 becomes available on craigslist. The 111W155 is an industrial compound walking-foot machine. My earlier post on compound walking-foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Best boom brake?

Our experience with a Dutchman has been good. The documentation for installing a Wichard explained the angles better for me than the Dutchman. We tension the Dutchman with block and tackle.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sewing machine corner

You might want to ask this question on the Sailrite forum. I'd read through some of the threads there because I think I recall similar questions have been asked.

Sailrite Sewing Machines -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sewing machine corner

Seam-tape can gum-up the needle. However, seam-tape seems almost essential for long, internal runs, including sails. Two ways to help mitigate gumming the needle is to apply the seam-tape offset from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sewing machine corner

Alex W,

The Ultrafeed is a walking-foot machine but not a compound walking-foot machine.

Looking carefully, the action in the video shows the alternating presser-foot but no needle-feed -- the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sewing machine corner

For those considering a straight stitch machine for marine canvas, some information on types of machines might be helpful. Almost all folks who sew marine canvas for a living use a rotaty-hook,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,402
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sewing machine corner

I think perhaps obvious, that another tip would be having the user manual, and if you can find one the service manual, if not for your specific machine then a generic service manual for that class of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Genoa 150

You might want to try sail plan measurements in google. The following link among several describes terminology -- LP is the measurement that corresponds to the percent.

Sail Measurement Assistance...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Ropeclimber intro

My wife and I are great fans of flotillas, and we think that it is unfortunate that flotillas are not as popular with Americans as with Europeans. We've been on four flotillas in the Mediterranean --...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,506
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Ideas for cockpit shade

If you are considering making a shade you might want to consider Phifertex mesh that is a screen-like material. This is what I used. If you are interested, I could post assembly details.

Phifertex...
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