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The "GREEN" Room! / Bayliner
August 15, 2011, 12:23:03 am
My second attempt at marine upholstery on a old bayliner. used mostly the old foam steamed some parts to make it look better all in all everything considered came out pretty nice.
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Coments welcomed
General Discussion / Re: Boat cover questions
August 12, 2011, 10:00:37 pm
Thanks to all that responded we will see what happens going to measure this weekend
General Discussion / Re: Boat cover questions
August 11, 2011, 08:34:59 pm
Yeah I know whatyour saying Mike. Thats the way its been on interior work lately. no way are customers willing right now to pay what that labor time shows. Guess ill shoot from the hip dont think they would be willing to spend at 16hrs even at 50.00 an hour and 350 in materials. Maybe on a real nice boat that the cust actually cares about.
Guess ill throw it out there and see if he bites definately not giving away my labor like on the last full interior I  just did just not worth it

Thanks for all the info guys
General Discussion / Re: Boat cover questions
August 10, 2011, 04:43:11 pm
Thanks for the ideas you guys know what works.

Last question looking on labor hrs to make a cover for an 18ft bow rider I found on marine fabricators labor times not sure what a pass means but looks like any where from 8 to 16 hrs is that right? I know will take longer on the first bunch I do. How do you guys figure labor hours I have my labor rate justlooking for hour rates
General Discussion / Re: Boat cover questions
August 10, 2011, 03:43:41 am
Mike i mean where a tent pole would fit into the underside of the cover to tent up the cover near the back of the cover so water will run off
General Discussion / Boat cover questions
August 10, 2011, 02:50:25 am
First would be what is the best way to make a pole pocket or do you need to? The cover I need to make will require a pole. Note this would be my first attempt.

Thread i know everyone recomends tendra what size 92 or 138?

Ive had more calls for covers than interiors lately figiure its time to learn. just need to make some adjustments to my sewing table and we will give it a try

Thanks Jeff
General Discussion / sungaurd 92
June 27, 2011, 05:51:09 pm
Anyone else having issues with this stuff lately. Honestly first time using the stuff dont like it. The stuff seems thinner than other poly 92 thread and just dont work right at all. Tension problems etc. What thread are you other marine guys using?
General Discussion / Re: Using sew foam
June 14, 2011, 01:30:38 am
Thanks for the replies ill try just sewing next time the only reason i used that foam on the outside back cause i was too cheap to replace the foam. Also modified the seat by removing the useless headrest so the sew foam is hiding some foam work should of just replaced the seat foam HaHa.
Another thing I found by glueing the vinyl to the foam was that I may have streched the vinyl slightly because after adding the foam to my cut out pieces to be sewn found that my parts grew slightly throwing off my patterns
General Discussion / Re: Using sew foam
June 13, 2011, 05:02:45 pm
Yes im using a singer 111w the wrinkles are out in the middle of the piece like maybe when i folded the material to sew it is that normal and just need to steam them out? the piece was pretty large so folding was a must to get it all sewn up. What glue do you use i used some 3m 77
thanks again
General Discussion / Using sew foam
June 13, 2011, 04:06:11 pm
Ok trying to get better results by using sew foam. First of all which way is right? material side to back of vinyl or foam side? I did a rounded back bucket seat from my boat this weekend in which I gluded lightly the out side back foam side to the back of the vinyl. By the time I was done sewing it togeather it was wrinkle city. The foam I used was 1/2in on the outside back and 1/4in on everything else the 1/4in looks good.
Thanks Jeff
General Discussion / Re: Bayliner capri cushions?
June 08, 2011, 06:36:11 pm
Yeah thats what it looks like mike. To locate the dart (no exp. with darts) just lay vinyl over cushion good side down and pin the darts to fit corners? Do you stop short of what would be a top plate on a boxed cushion or all the way up?
General Discussion / Bayliner capri cushions?
June 07, 2011, 07:00:04 pm
Ok these cushions have no boxing :o to them just when you think you have it all figured out. Any tips or tricks for patterning this type of cushion?
Gregg had the answers maybe not the one i was looking for seems parts exceed value of machine guess ill replace it
thinking of a 111w155
or a consew206rb 3 dont know witch one yet
I experienced a small failure last night a set screw came loose on the feed cam and ripped up a bunch of stuff. Local shops told me Im out of luck parts no longer made or are they just trying to sell a new machine. Anyone have a line on parts for these machines?
General Discussion / canvas suppliers
December 24, 2010, 05:28:24 pm
anyone know a supplier that carrys  a kakki or tan miltary style canvas I want to cover some bucket seats and some door panels I have for my Jeep.
Thanks And happy holidays to all