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General Discussion / Re: Enclosure Top Divots
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:15:11 PM »
Looks like you either need a dart on the mid bow,or when you made the pattern, the marking was off as you came around the shoulders. I canvas fit, so when it comes to patterns I won't be alot of help. The curves look to need to be pulled tighter.
Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Machine service in Phoenix
« on: August 20, 2013, 07:24:27 AM »
John, give Irv Wilke a call. He works for henderson sewing and lives in Arizona. 800-932-0507

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General Discussion / Re: Needle Holes in Bimini Top
« on: August 02, 2013, 06:49:22 AM »
Another option. Take clear marine silicone caulk,appy a very fine bead and spread with your finger into holes. It will hardly be seen, do this on inside. Tell customer what your doing, that it will seal holes, and offer a $50.00 discount, or whatever you feel.
If he accepts, this will save you from having to redo, especially if your busy.
Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Cockpit Cover
« on: July 27, 2013, 09:47:15 PM »
If making a full mooring cover, go over rails. Use darts if needed. Just because they didn't originally, does not mean you can't.
Your the canvasmaker, you design the correct solution, don't copy bad canvas.
Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Cutting Sunbrella for cushions
« on: July 17, 2013, 07:36:57 PM »
I'm using Webroot Security as my Anti-virus/spyware program.

When I click on Mike's pics above, I get a warning that says "This website contains malicious content that is a known threat, and has been blocked".

Anyone else getting a similar message?
I'm running avast. Not seeing any problems.

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General Discussion / Re: Binding Tiny Cut Outs
« on: June 29, 2013, 05:21:26 PM »
Depends on cutout. However, just bind as normal, fold opposite side of slit over so back is facing up. When you get to the point where you are going to change direction, wheel the needle down at that point, ( you can adjust stitch length by using reverse while wheeling by hand). At this point spin panel and flip the previous folded over side, back to right side up, and bind down that side. If this is unclear, and it could be, I will take a picture.
I never use bias cut binding, unless I wanted to bind a smile. And even then, I never use bias cut binding. Bias cut stretches. Use what works for you.
Also You may have to add 1 stitch at the top of slit, while coming around.
I would do a 2" slit by hand, otherwise I have binder.
Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Your Work Hours
« on: June 14, 2013, 06:12:20 PM »
I went through this today, in referance to gene's post. Customer was price only, I called to follow up, but price won. He would not tell me there price, I did extract that they were a $1000.00 less, if not more. Saw the new frame work for job, welded and then ground off no polish. Even stainless will rust if not polished to a fine surface finish. So, I can't wait to see canvas. It should be just as spectacularly craptacular.

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General Discussion / Re: Question on cockpit enclosure...
« on: June 13, 2013, 06:17:27 AM »
I would sew zippers to keder, with match on panel. Your option #2, seperate zip for each panel.

Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Cutting Sunbrella for cushions
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:41:12 AM »
I use furniture grade and hotknife edges.
Eric

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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Books ( Accounting )
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:39:53 AM »
Quickbooks, I do everything until end of year, then accountant receives copy. He takes everything from there.
Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Best cell plans
« on: June 06, 2013, 11:56:10 AM »
4 phones. 2 smart with data-2GB each, 2 dumb. Unlimited texting, I think a 1000 minutes talk. $169.00/month.

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The "GREEN" Room! / Re: outboard cover
« on: June 06, 2013, 06:05:36 AM »
Mike, explain how you pattern it please.
Do you ever make them, where the motor is left tilted up all the time?
Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Fixture for rod holder
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:26:05 PM »
Mike, I'm looking to afix to the rod holder in hull. Then zipper (bimini aft curtain) to existing top, allowing him to sit in rear seat with coverage. They do not want me to screw mounts for a camper frame into boat, that is why I am looking at rod holder option.
Thanks Eric.

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General Discussion / Fixture for rod holder
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:03:48 AM »
Boston whaler conquest. Would like to make a frame that mounts to the rod holder. Does anyone know where I might find an attachment that installes into rod holder. Then transitions the angle to be straight up and down, that I can install tubing into to make a rear bow for a simple bimini?
Thanks Eric

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General Discussion / Re: Canvas Training
« on: May 09, 2013, 06:47:16 AM »
I've been to northcoast. Camper and upholstery class. Informative, well taught. This was 5 years ago though.
Eric

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