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  1. Canvas steering wheel cover

    Maintenance/How-to Videos
    Hey everyone— I decided to start making how-to videos for some of my boat projects. Here's the first one. Let me know what you think!
  2. Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

    Gear & Maintenance
    There's a good deal of cloth on a boat besides the sails. We take it for granted until it needs to be repaired, renewed or replaced. Then we need smelling salts at the first price quote. A great deal of cloth, indeed: Covers for mainsail, hatches, winches, binnacles, grab rails, dinghies...
  3. Sewing Machine: Long Arm worth the extra $?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm looking at making at a minimum: - jib - mainsail - 8 large cushions - large custom dodger If those projects are fun and turn out well, I'll do some future work on the side and try and make it a hobby with positive cash flow (unlike the boat). I like Sailrite's machines. Question: should I...
  4. To Dodger or not to dodger

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all, I recently bought an islander 30 mk ii ( last fall) and it came with a stainless dodger frame but no actual dodger. Everytime I walk in my barn I look at it and wonder if it is worth the time to make one or have one made. I can't make the decesion because I've talked to people who...
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