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General Discussion / Re: Need a refresher on v berth cushions
« on: June 07, 2017, 02:05:51 PM »
I will ad to paul the boxing along the hull side following the curve of the hull will be slightly "c" curve  shaped

General Discussion / Re: Quick Question for Marine People
« on: May 04, 2017, 10:36:20 PM »

In the awning business stretching is a bad thing. Especially with RV awnings. Sunbrella stretches, sometimes badly.

I also heard from some in the mill industry that they changed their fiber mixing to China as well as their chemical formulas.

Recacril used to be a great fabric but their quality went down hill big time. There have been a lot of claims from companies using it.

Tempotest is made in Italy and Sattler is made in Germany. Both are the best acrylics in the world. Sunbrella is rarely used in Europe and is considered junk there.

SUNBRELLA has never been a problem except once with striped awning canvas  I had th white stripes rot in a year.   yes it streaches but you can pattern for that its the shinking with snap on covers were the owner could no longer snap then is were recacril shined but they say tempotest is the same. BUT I DONT KNOW

General Discussion / Re: Bimini Help
« on: April 05, 2017, 09:59:39 PM »

chris I havnt been able to get with mike ( havnt tried hard) hes always travling.  did you say Docril  is in florida?

General Discussion / Re: Machine closing large cushions w/o a zipper
« on: April 05, 2017, 09:53:08 PM »
I'm trying to picture why you have to cram the cushion under the neck of the machine?

Can you not close it up with the cushion out to the left of the needle?
yes paul you can but you still have a good portion of foam in the way getting rthe seam close enough to sew shut  , I like genes idea of pushing the foam in the cushion back

General Discussion / Re: Digging out from Stella
« on: April 03, 2017, 03:22:27 PM »

I miss the snow in Michigan like I miss a colonoscopy. :)

  me tooo Friday afternoon
it sounds odd giving name to snow storms.........come on........

General Discussion / Re: Quick Question for Marine People
« on: April 03, 2017, 03:17:32 PM »
chris are you still using recacril? buying direct?  I used last week plack sunbrella binding on phifertex screening so ya I will mix.   

General Discussion / Re: Rush Jobs
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:16:51 PM »
I shouldn't but will take a big money job and get them what they want  that delays other smaller jobs longer then they should ive got one now id like to have done last month .
but I have one small job 4 cushions on a boat , a repeat customer. anyway he got the price then waited  10 days or so to get them to me and told me how soon he needed them.  I told him impossible he was going to call around    cool          so 10 more days pass and  the seats are dropped off   get them as soon as I can.

   I try to work at my own pace
god luck with that!   I can understand burned out I started marine canvas and upholstery 93  7 day a week in the summer for 11 years before relocating to FL to  have more time off but they still drag me in   

General Discussion / Re: Been there done that...
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:56:16 PM »
hey Liked Karen   im a day late and a dollar short   speaking of growing up ive tried to reverse that  this year

215hp supercharged

General Discussion / Re: tyred of the cold ? move to florida
« on: March 09, 2017, 10:37:41 PM »
Smart move Mike! ;)
Gotta have fun in your life! Are you really working too?
yes just did this last week

General Discussion / Re: Clear Vinyl Window Rot
« on: February 27, 2017, 07:44:42 PM »
5 years in florida is a long time I did a large enclosure 5.5 years ago. used strataglass.  he sold the boat and the new owner called me the bintyl was cracking on one window but the rest were ok the new guy has cheaped out and wanted regular vinyl

General Discussion / Re: Bimini Help
« on: February 16, 2017, 11:19:35 PM »
ii set up frames all the time on a 2x4 and build a top with the boat absent

General Discussion / Re: tyred of the cold ? move to florida
« on: January 30, 2017, 08:27:55 PM »
I too am good at numbers. If I take my shoes and socks off I can count to 20. If I drop my pants I can go all the way up to 21.

I am tired of the cold. I am allowing myself to be negatively impacted by the cold, i.e., I'm whining a lot about how cold I am all the time. I just do not like the cold any more.

If I should ever move to Florida, I would do so only to live there and not work.

id love not to work but i settled for work and play in florida its like half my life is back  half the year dormat in new England , me at play last week after work when it was 80 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Ajf0nUr8g

General Discussion / Re: now it's cold
« on: January 22, 2017, 07:18:32 PM »
there was a time I would have loved that  Darren

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