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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Yes - I was looking at that fabric on the internet this morning.
    I want to start looking at different fabrics and I like ProFabrics/Point North - I ended up buying most of my materials from them and fully intend using them in the future.
    I didn't see that reduction in price though.
    So, thanks for posting that comment.
    Great job.
    Was reading the start of this thread the other day as I'm looking at making a flybridge cover, nothing up to the standard you've done, so I may delete the images you posted from my memory before I start.

    Is that all done with the same material you posted at the start?
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    At this rate you will wear the Sailrite machine out!

    Seriously what a cracking job saved you £1,000s
    Next step is to set up a pop up shop in the cockpit of Jenny Wren

    Can’t wait 👍🏻👍🏻

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapisM View Post
    You bet. I'd call it shocking, rather than just interesting...
    I would have gone nuts before finishing the simplest of the covers you made - congrats for your commitment and patience!

    One question about external cushions covers: are you leaving cushions outside all year round, just covering them whenever the boat is not used?
    I am asking because in my boats I always had a light cover for summer usage, quick and easy to fit and remove.
    But in the winter, we always brought all the cushions inside, filling one of the guest cabins with them.
    In fact, swmbo always assumed that by leaving them outside, even if covered, humidity and salty air would have prematurely stained/ruined them.
    Should you confirm that you didn't experience any problems leaving them outside, we might reconsider that...
    It depends - if I were out in (say) June and going home for 2 or 3 weeks, I would probably leave the cushions covered.
    But, actually that hasn't happened for the last 4 or 5 years.
    I tend to go out for the summer and stay until October so the cushions stay out anyway.
    I do, however, cover cushions when we aren't using them - the flybridge ones for example.

    Cockpit ones are different but since making this cover this cover, the cockpit ones stay out.



    That said, I do remove the cockpit cushions when washing the boat - the flybridge overhang tends to drip when lots of water is sprayed over it.
    Last edited by Hurricane; 17-10-19 at 20:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James L View Post
    Great job.
    Was reading the start of this thread the other day as I'm looking at making a flybridge cover, nothing up to the standard you've done, so I may delete the images you posted from my memory before I start.

    Is that all done with the same material you posted at the start?
    https://aemarket.co.uk/collections/f...=6497688715292
    Yes but there is a problem that I need to investigate.
    The initial supply was for 10m.
    I then ordered 50m.
    There is a significant difference in the weight and colour from the first delivery to the second.
    It may be that I ordered different fabric - I need to check.
    I'm not really disappointed - the second delivery fabric is much nicer to sit on.
    And the first delivery was better as a heavy canvas.
    I can't believe that I didn't notice whilst I was working on it.
    I will check but I think it is time to move on now to better fabrics having learned from this cheap stuff.
    The cheap fabric seems to discolour (fade) a little in the strong summer sunlight.
    I will report back after I've checked.
    If it is billed as the same stuff, the quality between the two is too extreme.

    Anyway, as I say - time for me to move on to better fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Yes but there is a problem that I need to investigate.
    The initial supply was for 10m.
    I then ordered 50m.
    There is a significant difference in the weight and colour from the first delivery to the second.
    It may be that I ordered different fabric - I need to check.
    I'm not really disappointed - the second delivery fabric is much nicer to sit on.
    And the first delivery was better as a heavy canvas.
    I can't believe that I didn't notice whilst I was working on it.
    I will check but I think it is time to move on now to better fabrics having learned from this cheap stuff.
    The cheap fabric seems to discolour (fade) a little in the strong summer sunlight.
    I will report back after I've checked.
    If it is billed as the same stuff, the quality between the two is too extreme.

    Anyway, as I say - time for me to move on to better fabrics.
    Good to know, thanks.
    Unfortunately I don't need to worry about strong sunlight 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbad View Post
    At this rate you will wear the Sailrite machine out!

    Seriously what a cracking job saved you £1,000s
    Next step is to set up a pop up shop in the cockpit of Jenny Wren

    Can’t wait ��������
    Maybe when we are out next together, we could measure your passerelle for a cover and knock something up using that cheap grey material - I still have some left!!!
    I think your dinghy cover would be a step too far and I need to do one for my Novurania first.
    Like yours, my Novurania is covered at the moment with a cheap Ebay cover adapted to fit.
    We bought/adapted two when we bought the RIB - the first one fell apart earlier this year so the second one id on at the moment.
    So my Novurania cover is OK for the next year or so - after that I WILL be making a proper one for it.
    The Novurania cover is a good example of DIY covers - we don't use the cover when we are there so it doen't really matter what it looks like as long as it actually covers the RIB.

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    Good going Mike
    Your Sailrite now has 10x the mileage of mine
    I like the little red/green markers. I always spec that on my covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfm View Post
    Good going Mike
    Your Sailrite now has 10x the mileage of mine
    I like the little red/green markers. I always spec that on my covers.
    Ha ha
    Those red/green markers were on the first cover I made.
    When the Sailrite arrived, I just HAD to do something with it.
    So, I made the cover for the flybridge helm seat.
    I did a terrible job
    At one stage, I needed to unpick my work.
    In haste, I put the seem ripper ripper clean through the material.
    So when I finished the cover, I had a small slit in one corner.
    I had some red tape in my box of off cuts so I stitched a red patch over the slit.
    Then I thought about it and I also had some green tape in my box of off cuts.
    The rest is history!!!

    So, you can see that all the good ideas come from mistakes!!!

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    thanks for posting Mike !! gives me lots of idea's,
    for many years, we have been making measurements and even patterns, and had the covers made in Belgium,
    (all with silvergrey Sunbrella iirc)
    but I'm sure that swmbo can do a good job herself, as we still have many more covers to make or to renew....
    we have been using a domestic machine for some repairs and patterns, but have to invest now in a sailrite

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    Just for info' if this hasn't already been mentioned. I bought an unbranded Chinese Sailrite copy off Ebay for a fraction of a genuine one and it is brilliant. Walking foot etc. etc. Plus, a brand new motor and foot pedal are also available for around £15.
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