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Title: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: Grebo on June 02, 2010, 07:26:56 AM
I know we all have to learn but....
Some attempt was made to follow a frame line, but I don't know those frame  :P
Shame it seems to be nice material, I just cut the middle out to make the customer a stowage bag for his new bimini curtains  ;)
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/grebo2/Posting/th_IMGP1619.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/grebo2/Posting/?action=view&current=IMGP1619.jpg) (http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/grebo2/Posting/th_IMGP1617.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/grebo2/Posting/?action=view&current=IMGP1617.jpg) (http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/grebo2/Posting/th_IMGP1618.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h158/grebo2/Posting/?action=view&current=IMGP1618.jpg)

Some one paid for this !
Mind you makes me feel so much better  ;D

Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: JuneC on June 02, 2010, 07:46:00 AM
Someone probably saw zips starting "off fabric" for an enclosure and thought it would be a good idea for a bimini.  For tight enclosures, having a 1" tail can be invaluable, but for bimini's, no so much...  The turned-under edge on the strap cutout isn't such a good idea either, given the shape, but I've seen that trick loads of times.  Does it not have a rain flap at all?  Looks like the bimini ends at the frame.

June
Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: PDQ on June 02, 2010, 08:12:48 AM
Looks like one of mine.  :P
Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: JuneC on June 02, 2010, 08:34:06 PM
Looks like one of mine.  :P
Well, then.... I think I happened across one of your old enclosures.  Pics tomorrow  :-X

June
Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: Grebo on June 03, 2010, 01:51:51 AM
Hi June, no rain flaps at all.
It's just so messy  ::) It has four short pockets for the pole & only two on each pole line up with it ??? the end pockets have not been cut to the right curve & are rucked up in the corners to make the bend.
And note the nice wavy edges  :-X   Don't they have straight edges in the Balearic's  :o

I think we could start a new section on how not to do it  :D
Or nightmare canvas   :P
Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: Mike8560 on June 03, 2010, 12:02:42 PM
I get to see some cheesey binmini on some oem deckboats. no flaps and they have me make forward top extentions that zip together. cost is a thing so we add no flap either not right but thats what they pay for
Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: hdflame on June 03, 2010, 08:24:53 PM
>>I think we could start a new section on how not to do it, Or nightmare canvas  

I kinda like that idea!  Think of all the interesting pieces of junk that everyone comes across.  What better way to learn the right way, than to see a crappy example next to the way it should be!

What do you guys think?  Should I create a folder next to the "Green Room" for the "Junk Room"?  Might replace the Friday Funnies! ;D  Anyone want to put in some pics of what "NOT" to do, not just canvas, but anything?



Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: Grebo on June 04, 2010, 03:22:36 AM
>>I think we could start a new section on how not to do it, Or nightmare canvas  

I kinda like that idea!  Think of all the interesting pieces of junk that everyone comes across.  What better way to learn the right way, than to see a crappy example next to the way it should be!

What do you guys think?  Should I create a folder next to the "Green Room" for the "Junk Room"?  Might replace the Friday Funnies! ;D  Anyone want to put in some pics of what "NOT" to do, not just canvas, but anything?


Yeh I like that, junk room.. sewing nasties.. How not to do it .... :D

Title: Re: Nasty old bimini...
Post by: Eric on June 18, 2010, 05:10:58 PM
Pictures of someone elses  canvas, and the customer is happy.
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj147/customtrans/th_IMGP1014.jpg) (http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj147/customtrans/IMGP1014.jpg)
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj147/customtrans/th_IMGP1012.jpg) (http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj147/customtrans/IMGP1012.jpg)