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Title: A couple of travel covers
Post by: timtheboatguy on June 24, 2014, 11:36:16 PM
Just thought I would share a couple of pics of some recent behavior. The big yellow boat took about twice as long as I anticipated.
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m19/timsdockside/20140624_142943_zps2da773ed.jpg) (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/timsdockside/media/20140624_142943_zps2da773ed.jpg.html)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m19/timsdockside/20140620_124327_zpsb9247412.jpg) (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/timsdockside/media/20140620_124327_zpsb9247412.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: Old sailmaker on June 25, 2014, 06:20:54 AM
Wow, very nice job, lots of different shapes etc. looks like it was a nightmare to template! Rock on!
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: bobbin on June 25, 2014, 07:15:05 AM
I was thinking the same thing.  A good snug fit that prevents flapping at highways speeds is important, you sure nailed that one, Tim. 
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: Mike on June 25, 2014, 07:57:11 AM
Looking good tim what canvas is that ?
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: Mojo on June 25, 2014, 08:08:35 AM
Great job Tim. Looks great. :)

Chris
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: timtheboatguy on June 25, 2014, 09:24:35 AM
Thanks for the encouragement folks. The fabric is Aqualon.
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: Darren Henry on June 25, 2014, 05:33:36 PM
Great job Tim. I don't want to see your bar tab after that yellow LOL. What a bearcat!!!
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: JuneC on June 25, 2014, 07:17:01 PM
Nice!  They're time-consuming though.  All those reinforcing patches and sewing on straps.  Much more work than a simple drawstring or ratcheting strap.

June
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: timtheboatguy on June 26, 2014, 09:10:16 AM
Yeah, if they raise the minimum wage here in the US I will be in violation of paying myself to little!  :-[
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: Mike on June 26, 2014, 04:53:59 PM
tim the yellow boat how many yards was it ?
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: regalman190 on June 26, 2014, 06:25:30 PM
Nice. How is that Aqualon to work with? I've been wanting to try it.
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: timtheboatguy on June 27, 2014, 07:38:39 AM
It took about 22 yards. The Aqualon is 9.5 oz and slick on the top. I did not like it at first but it has become my fabric of choice for small boat covers. The shiny finish tends to amplify any puckering and wrinkles but it seems to smooth out and dull up a bit with a little time.
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: JuneC on June 27, 2014, 10:03:40 PM
Maybe I've done it wrong, but I like Aqualon with the fabric side out.  I'm sure the vinyl side sheds dirt better, but I like the matte finish to show - kinda like Seamark.  I do like working with Aqualon and will probably do our own boat full cover with it. 

June
Title: Re: A couple of travel covers
Post by: Mike on June 28, 2014, 11:34:37 AM
What is the warrenty with t?