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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. sewing patterns

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello! I was wondering if anybody has collected some sewing patterns along the years for clothes found to be practical while leaving aboard in the middle latitudes and sub-tropical climates. Not only fool weather cloths, but also practical daily cruising clothes for adults and kids. Thanks...
  3. DIY Cabin Cushion Covers

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm very happy to announce today that my cabin cushion project is finished. They turned out great! I used 8 yards of 46" Sunbrella True Blue furniture fabric and 7 yards of beige woven vinyl underlining plus the various sundry supplies: zippers, Seam Stick, thread, piping cord, etc. from...
  4. 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...
  5. sewing sunbrella

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, My sunbrella sail cover has a few tears and I thought about purchasing a sewing machine to patch it up as well as doing other small projects for the boat. Would a 200$ sewing machine be up to the task? Florent
  6. 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...
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