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Dd i get your hopes up for something exciting Tony, sorry lol.

 

Well this week, First off got a mooring all sorted and paid for as of today :) Found it last week and finalised it today. It on the Lancaster a Cabus Nook. Cheap as chips and as i like them. Quiet.

 

Work on the boat, well i got a xmas pressie just in time to make this job easier, no pics as it is boring, it is a Makita Multi tool. that could be the last tool i need ( who am i trying to kid )but for a mobile table saw maybe.

 

I have trimmed back the edges of the ply lining ready to be plined out so just now needs a quick sand over and get rid of all the dust to do so. First though it will be varnished inside. I fettled the canopy frame so its good to go, well the welds need to be neatened up a bit , Still not easy to Tig weld with bad fingers and elbows, now the welding mas is on its way out.

 

I made a few Iroko risers for the front canopy mounts but these will be replaced with either SS or Ally when i get around to it. Its not a priority to launch.

 

 

So when folded down the frame all lies down level. Also i moved the riser mount further back so this gives a better access to get on and off the boat. 

 

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Now you see this area, i have made and yet to fit in place once i get the weather. 90 deg angles to get a better contact for the canopy to fit to instead of the steep angle for the turn button to attach on to.

 

I got a length of 65mm square down pipe and used that as a mould. 

 

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I used some basting tape that arrived for making the canopy ( fine double sided tape ) and used tinfoil for releasing. 

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Blending combo matting together as using off cuts, feather edges to get a more level finish.

 

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Can barley see the join ;)

 

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That job a said will be done soon enough, but asap as i need it done for the canopy patterns to be made.

 

And as we speak look what arrived at last :):)  8m of Top Gun canvas and windows with size 10 zips, and 1oz 450m of V69 thread.

 

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So time to practice my sewing on this. Will be `trying` to make a canopy for this with cheaper but same weight canvas. I knocked up this frame up Friday morning. 

 

 

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Now i wish i didnt, but doing corners are a pain in the arse to sew but atleast there will not be any on the boat canopy. 20mm SHS 1.6 wall and a dozen slits and it bent just nice.

 

 

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And there we go, one thing, well another, i should of painted it first but weather was against me. Darn masking tape would not stick to well to the rusty frame so when i went to amend the pattern the masking tape come away with the basting tape on the pattern material. 

 

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So 25mm masking tape then 10mm basting tape.

 

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etc etc

 

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All that was easy enough to do, And would of been easier if i didnt rush it and think more of how i wanted the thing to be finished. As in hems and joins and wot not. 

 

Sooooo my sewing. Its ok could do neater lock stitch`s but this is the first panel, and ok the corners are a mess here. Enjoying it though.

 

This cheap canvas at £6pm towards the Top Gun at £25pm, no way am i going to waste that on this practice.

 

I am over the moon with the sewing machine, easy to set up and use and can do seven layers of this canvas with ease, 

 

front trailer cover panel done. The rear will have a zipped door roll up type.

 

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Atleast these corners will not be seen, but then the top and sides will need to be better as these will come around  the corners to overlap these.

 

Piggin nora...why did i do a radius

 

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I have done a few more small jobs like faff with the engine lid and look for materials for this and that. All boat related stuff is a step ahead. 

 

 

Captain Faffer :):)

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