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General Discussion / Am i alone ?
April 25, 2019, 09:31:59 pm
i leave work  by 330 and comenhome sit and watch judge judy or let the dog out back and sit and lfall asleep. Rhis never happened even a few years ago
General Discussion / merry christmass all
December 24, 2016, 01:45:45 am
today I install a bimini on a sailboat and called it a day ater lunch I came home and did some work on my own boat I did all the upholstery put in a new motor and today address the old faded 99 dash 

I removed the bezel and sprayed it satin black and dyed the dash vinyl and wheel to match the new upholstery vinyl

General Discussion / Florida
September 15, 2016, 03:26:07 am
florida really isn't as bad as they all say with the mosquitoes  snakes roaches
but on a rare occasions I SEE THESE GUYS  this gator swam in my canal behind the house yesterday   the very water I fell in last month

worked all weekend to get it done a 42' silverton bridge enclosure

General Discussion / some personal projects
June 13, 2016, 02:34:16 am
last month I gought a boat lift dover frame it was 16' wide by 30' long I cut anf spliced each bow down to 12' wide and shorten the top to 26' long

mocked it in the side yard

after measure for the cover I installed it on my lift pillings working from in my 20 fishing boat. I had to slide the fame back and forth tp assemble it

then I cut and sewed the canvas using odesey 3
that was fun installing it with grometts and ball bungys to secure it
and then before I could get back to installing the new motor into my crownline deckboat I bought a used elevator boat lift online so I didn't have to use the old pia davits I have on the seawall

were I got it

I installed the lift myself using a pump to jet the I beams intro the canal. the hardest part was threanching 150 feet of 220v cable.  now my covered lift is ready for the deackboat once the motor is in

the davit are a pain musling the arms in with the boat hanging on them

today I rented a mini backhoe to install the motor in the deckboat this morning got it done before the afternoon rain.
General Discussion / sewing related
May 22, 2016, 02:57:44 pm
I  bought a used boat lift frame 30 x 16 had to cut it down to 12 x 26   mounted it sewed a new canvas 40 yards of odesey3 solarfix thread and stainless grometts secured with Ball Bungee Ties now my back is killing me from yesterday install

cut it down and mock up

frame installed

canvas installed

General Discussion / my boats upholstery
April 22, 2016, 01:54:11 am
this winter I got a coujple new boats the first a deckboat all new upholstey

I sti;; new a new cover and top on plus I got a new invoard to install if I ever get a break at work.

then I got this center console that needed a top
and new cushions  

well last year I redid a new to me fishing boat. and before Ive even used it yet I got a second boat for the fleet.  I wasn't planning too but I came across a deal I couldn't pass on nobody was buying this deckboat  with its upholstery so I scooped it then I pulled it home with my truck with my logo on it.  so this was before

almost done vut for the side wall panel where the throttle is. heres  the afters.

General Discussion / my deckboat upholstery
February 01, 2016, 03:04:56 am
last month I picked up a 99 deckboat. it wasn't selling do to the condition of the seats so I got  a steal of a deal I didn't let if known I was in the bis till after the deal when I took my truck to go tow it home.   
anyway I always plat it safe and go white with stripes ect. but decided to fo tans like the new boats. and went lighter color where I would be dark and darker colors were I would be lighter playing it safe. im happy with the look. so I worked Saturday and sunday and got most don't cut the captiand seat one seat bottom and the coaming panel by the helm.  I was thinking of maybe flipping it .
but well see





General Discussion / hatteras project
January 14, 2016, 12:27:30 am
pretty much done waiting for the painter to install a bow seat and one more bridge seat.

the owner had the windows rolled up and stuff in a locker. while the boat was being painted. and I took such good care of them.  he just threw them half on with the current cold weather.

we did the back  of the hard top also but more pait aand the rear rail is removed

here one bridge bench seat one free stanging unit to build and a bow set to install after the roof paint is finished

General Discussion / anyone seen JuneC
September 20, 2015, 04:56:50 am
I havnt seen june latly around I hoping she doing ok
General Discussion / recient work
August 28, 2015, 03:13:24 am
here was a sailboats dodger

here was a mooring cover on a everglades over the t top

then made canvas window onto the hard window t top

then a snapless 5 window enclosure on a regulator

General Discussion / heated car seats and vinyl?
August 19, 2015, 02:27:25 am
im inquiring for someone else who want to reupholster some car seat and was concerned in there was a problem using on a heated seat vinyl rather then leather?  so I come to the experts
General Discussion / Sailboat Dodger
August 15, 2015, 02:31:47 am
 don't get to do many sailboats but I just doa classic ketch being restored.  ill have more cover and cushion in the future.
General Discussion / few jobs from this summer
August 02, 2015, 12:36:14 am
pontoon upholstery and top

some covers

General Discussion / did some work for me today
June 28, 2015, 12:51:23 am
I wanted to work on my own boat today so sunday I need to make a mooring cover pattern sunday at the shop , but today was for me. I made a aft curtain mainly to keep the rain water weight out of my boat when its on it boat lift. the boats 5500pound dry and with the amout of rain that can fall in a short time in the summer here I thought it best. plus my coaming pads will stay nice. I made it to fit with my aft flyshade also .
Its a large cover so I used recacril so I wouldn't have any future streach sag. most customer I see have shrinkage . I have a  wide span with no snaps at the stern across the motors with its own slack so I didn't want any extra.

the shade top attaches to the top with LTD's so the aft curtain is under it with straps and sidere;ease buckles to the grabrail on the arch. makes for good air ventilation at the top with some overhang of the hardtop to keep the rain out

the rear shade is supported with boat hook straps for support are optional.
also installed and snaked the cable for a new 8 foot vhf antenna on the port side arch
Nust when you get some extra money in season. ....

Last. Week the switch in my clothes dryer door went out so i called a repair man.
$100. Then same day came home from work and the ac want working.  Called a emergency repair  a snale fried bimself on a coild i sode the outside unit. $300. Then my 2 dogs hD.  Vet Pointment this morni g for shots and heartwork medicen. $570.
As rosane rosanadan said it it aint one thing. Its Another. 
General Discussion / my boat restore project
March 17, 2015, 01:09:50 am
all but the little things


tore out the headliner

head hull and new cushion upholstery

repaired a soft spot in the floor and refinished with a wood floor

General Discussion / spraying glue
February 26, 2015, 01:23:40 am
ve always used canned sprayglue   or used weldwood by brush and ro 5 ller but im redoing the hulliner in my boat and want to try spraying and got a cup gun with  the glue.

I think I remember reading that you don't need to cleam the gun after each use cant be right. ?