Saturday, April 23, 2011

Boat cover: day 22

Fin, finito, finale, the end. Hurray! It's done. 22 days of work. My home sewing machine did a surprisingly good job working the stamoid. We ran out of material so the helm station is covered with some sunbrella fabric that came with the boat. The two bow sections are covered although it doesn't look like it. The fabric is heavy and lays quite flat on the deck. The cabin top is not covered - not enough fabric - but Dick thinks maybe it won't need to be covered.

Around the bottom edge, there's a hem with polyester line at the edge. Dick then laced heavy fishing line at various points and laced underneath the boat so it doesn't flap around in the wind. There's a rope strung around the boat stands, part of the lacing structure.

In the end, Dick decided to tie an sail cover over the cabin top to cover a couple of hatches that could possible leak.

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