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We sew a new bimini top and do a different kind of sailing.

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Honest opinion? It doesn't look very good at all.

The hard thing about sewing isn't learning how to run the machine, it's learning how to make things fit right.
Dodgers, biminis and other curved surfaces are the most difficult.
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All things considered, I think that looks pretty good!
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All things considered, I think that looks pretty good!
Look at the screengrab I posted. It doesn't even fit right....
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Look at the screengrab I posted. It doesn't even fit right....
I watched the video. It's their first time making a bimini top. They made it for themselves, and they seem happy with the results. I too would be happy with a similar result if my wife or I did this for our own boat.

Sure, it's not a professional finish, and it isn't perfect, but all things considered I think it looks pretty good!
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Re: We sew a new bimini top and do a different kind of sailing.

Your first Bimini with no instruction - I'd say it came out pretty damn good.

If you're like me you already have ideas on how you want to tweak the design. If you make another top at some point it will be a lot easier to do.

One thing you might consider is adding a window that will give you a good look at the shape of your main when you're at the tiller.

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It's better than my first try at sewing Sunbrella!
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All of my pant legs are different lengths. It looks fantastic to me...
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Re: We sew a new bimini top and do a different kind of sailing.

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Honest opinion? It doesn't look very good at all.

The hard thing about sewing isn't learning how to run the machine, it's learning how to make things fit right.
Dodgers, biminis and other curved surfaces are the most difficult.
Lazerbrains, Thanks for the honesty, and I appreciate the input. I know it didn't come out perfect, that's why I made a comment about the ripples. That's also why I sewed this top for our cheap aluminum frame. The project was an experiment and meant to be a practice round for when we can afford to sew a new bimini and dodger from sailrite kits. I'd rather make the mistakes I did on this bimini than on the kits that are almost $1000 retail each.
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Re: We sew a new bimini top and do a different kind of sailing.

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Your first Bimini with no instruction - I'd say it came out pretty damn good.

If you're like me you already have ideas on how you want to tweak the design. If you make another top at some point it will be a lot easier to do.

One thing you might consider is adding a window that will give you a good look at the shape of your main when you're at the tiller.
I thought about the window, but opted to keep it simple. I might try sewing one on sometime in the future though as practice for the next one I do. Thanks!

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