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Messages - timtheboatguy

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General Discussion / Re: Pontoon Support Poles
« on: December 14, 2013, 09:56:49 PM »
I use the boat vent II on all my covers and for poles I have a set of adjustable poles to use while I build the cover to determine exact size then I cut the final poles from 1/2 electric conduit and put rubber chair stops on the floor end. Adjustable poles tend to slip with the weight of snow.

As far as cutting the holes, I have a small cup that is just the right size that I trace around and then cut the hole with my seam ripper or scissors. Also, I don't use sunbrella for pontoon covers, but typically Aqualon or Top Gun.

General Discussion / Re: sewing machine training videos?
« on: October 02, 2013, 05:13:42 PM »
Not sure if this is what you need, but here are two videos, one for maintenance and one for basic sew tips and tricks etc.



General Discussion / Re: boat people of Friday
« on: August 31, 2013, 03:59:44 PM »
That's pretty cool Gene. Most of my customer's are from the "If you can't tie a knot tie a lot" crowd!

General Discussion / Re: Needle Holes in Bimini Top
« on: August 02, 2013, 10:47:42 AM »
Thanks for tips. Think I'll try Mike's idea and see if that will appease him. Perhaps use the silicone too.

General Discussion / Needle Holes in Bimini Top
« on: August 01, 2013, 07:06:25 PM »
I made a bimini top for a pontoon boat and accidently stitched one of the frame pocket zippers on in the wrong direction. After correcting this little mishap, I now have a complaing customer who is worried that the holes are going to be a problem later. The zipper is 24" so I have a nice set of holes about that long.

The fabric is 11 ounce Harbor Time which is very similar to Top Gun. I was thinking that if He (the customer) would just leave the top up for a week or two, the holes would close up. I also thought about trying to steam them. Any ideas other that replacing the entire panel?

Yeah, my favorite is "My boat was running poor last year when I put it away" and now he needs it by the week end because company is coming in from out of town! Well, I need hair to grow on my head and a million bucks in my checking account too!

I am currently working 60-70 hours a week trying to catch up. Not complaining though, better than the alternative.

General Discussion / Re: Canvas Training
« on: May 11, 2013, 10:25:11 PM »
I have the videos from both schools and there are things that I like and dislike about both. Also, I went to the Northcoast school for their sewing machine repair class and it was very good.

General Discussion / Re: Frustrating Day Installing Snaps
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:25:50 PM »
Sounds like bad fiberglass, perhaps there was an air pocket between the substrate and gel coat when the boat was built or a bad mixture of resin. Anyway, it wasn't your fault, the guy has a lemon!

General Discussion / Re: Auick fit pins. $$ realy.
« on: April 24, 2013, 07:08:22 PM »
Last year my wife came along to help me dart and fit a cover. She dropped three quick fit pins in the water in about two minutes! I made her sit in the truck! Okay, not really but I was starting to stress every time she said "oops"

General Discussion / Re: Hand power fine wire stapler
« on: April 23, 2013, 10:33:22 PM »
Thanks Sofadoc!

I looked all over the internet and came up with zilch!

General Discussion / Re: Your Opinion
« on: April 23, 2013, 10:29:36 PM »
A friend once told me to be successful; "Do one thing and do it very well". Although I have never followed this to the letter, the further I get away from this principle, the more stressed I get while NOT making more money.

Just my .02 worth, no pun intended.

General Discussion / Re: Hand power fine wire stapler
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:20:27 AM »
Your a smart man Darren, Now I see why you make all the money around here!  ;D

General Discussion / Hand power fine wire stapler
« on: April 22, 2013, 06:50:28 PM »
Does anyone know of a decent hand power or mechanical stapler that shoots fine wire staples? Occasionally I find myself in a situation where there is no electric or air and I need to staple stuff.

General Discussion / Re: I Need a Favor Ya'll
« on: April 22, 2013, 06:48:10 PM »
Liked Ya!

General Discussion / Re: Undependable
« on: April 18, 2013, 09:35:19 PM »
Happy Birthday Chris!

Sorry I could not be there, but I had to work for peanuts in a shop all by myself. ;)

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