Thursday, October 27, 2016

Seeing the Light

Cloudy Window Panels

When we purchased Eximius, the Dodger side panels (wings) were decidedly cloudy, making it nearly impossible to see through them. Having gone through getting new Canvas panels made on Joint Decision, our Catalina 250 that we sold over a year ago, I know the process is expensive! With that in mind I purchased a Sailrite LZ1 sewing machine nearly a year ago based on the concept of the cost of sewing projects would easily repay the cost of the machine.

So, upgrading the Dodger side panels is the first real sewing project even though it really counts as a repair.



And here's how they look after replacing the clear window fabric

Here's the carpet covers that protect the new clear window fabric from being burnt from contact with the stainless steel dodger tubing.

Sorry about the quality of the Videos, did them quickly due to excitement of getting the side panels installed (Yep, that's the kind of thing that excites me every day :) 

See you on the water.