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Messages - timtheboatguy

I make my polls from electric conduit cut to size and put a rubber chair leg tip on one end. Cost about 1.50 per poll. May not be a good idea in the salt water environment though.
General Discussion / Re: Another cover and top
August 01, 2014, 04:11:32 pm
Very nice Mike,

What fabric is that?
General Discussion / Re: Machine Problem...Help!
July 25, 2014, 05:43:12 am
I have the same machine and have had the same thing happen a few times. I grabbed the wheel with a death grip and work it back and forth a few times until it broke free and then I was able to get the thread jam out. Be sure to eat your spinach first!  Probably not the approved method however.
Quote from: Judy_Boat on July 22, 2014, 09:23:12 pm
snap spacing along the sides should be about 18"
Is that about right?

Personally, I like to use more snaps that that, usually about every 12" and more around corners and openings like for the bimini frame. I had a pontoon boat come in last year for a cover that had snaps every 8 to 9" in the boat! It was a workout putting all those snaps in!
Glad I'm not the only one here that doesn't understand them, thought perhaps I was just a moron. :)
General Discussion / Re: A couple of travel covers
June 27, 2014, 01:38:39 pm
It took about 22 yards. The Aqualon is 9.5 oz and slick on the top. I did not like it at first but it has become my fabric of choice for small boat covers. The shiny finish tends to amplify any puckering and wrinkles but it seems to smooth out and dull up a bit with a little time.
General Discussion / Re: A couple of travel covers
June 26, 2014, 03:10:16 pm
Yeah, if they raise the minimum wage here in the US I will be in violation of paying myself to little!  :-[
General Discussion / Re: A couple of travel covers
June 25, 2014, 03:24:35 pm
Thanks for the encouragement folks. The fabric is Aqualon.
General Discussion / A couple of travel covers
June 25, 2014, 05:36:16 am
Just thought I would share a couple of pics of some recent behavior. The big yellow boat took about twice as long as I anticipated.

I agree with the above comments. The best looking bimini tops I have made were patterned and not copied off the old. I have made some tops using the old as a pattern only when the old top fit and looked correct and then I would mark the old top up anywhere it needed some adjustment.
General Discussion / Re: doo cover
June 16, 2014, 05:38:27 am
Last one I did I was able to use the old cover for a pattern. A big help as these covers are pretty heavy on the details.
General Discussion / Re: doo cover
June 15, 2014, 05:55:39 am
Nice work as usual Mike.  Did you pattern off the ski or were you able to use the old cover?
Be sure to pre medicate with some Ibuprofen so you'll be able to do things like unzip your pants or ties your shoes when your done. :)
It's because us business owners are just sitting around on a huge bag of money with nothing to do. 
General Discussion / Re: It's been a While...
May 19, 2014, 05:47:21 am
Very nice.