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Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by Air O'Nautical, Oct 30, 2008.
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When my wife and I bought our 400 EC last May we new the canvas was shot! So we bought a Sailrite LS-1 sewing machine, black Sunbrella, vinyl backing, 40 gauge isinglass, zippers, thread, and lots of snaps then went to work.
This was a huge new undertaking for us, but my wife said that see could sew anything having a pattern to sew from. I think the canvas project turned out great, and looks awesome. Not counting the cost of the sewing machine($800), we saved around $3,500.
Excellent work! Gives you a new appreciation for upholsterers, doesn't it?
That is quite an undertaking, and the results look great. The thing I like about doing it yourself is that you can more easily tackle some extras that you wouldn't normally pay someone else to do. You've got a lot of canvas on that boat and it looks great. Congrats.
Not sure about upholsterers, but it does affirm how much profit the boat canvas shops build into their product.
I did the same thing on my 400EC, I already had the camper frame and I bought the sunbrella and materials and built my own. My savings were around $4,000 over what the local canvas shops quoted. And there was not $4,000 of labor involved.
Nice Job. I like the black out panels for privacy.
Any screens in the rear section?
By the way, did you do a renaming ceremony when you changed her name??
Thanks everyone, and yes we had a renaming ceremony to the god's!
Rear screens are next on the list after the new carpet!
Speaking of projects. I just put Infinity woven vinyl on the floor in my cockpit. This photo was taken before the edges were surged.
Looks great, looking forward to more photos. How did you deal with seams if there were any?
Not being happy with the looks of my 23 year old OEM four spoke steering wheel...
... I picked up a used newer style three spoke steering wheel off ebay with some repairing needed...
... I then took it to Wheelskins and had them wrap the wheel with a two color leather wrap...
...and here's my newly leather wrapped steering wheel installed.
Nice steering wheel mod. I'm going to try to remember that one for later on.
I did have a seam in the middle of the floor as you can see in the following pics.
And here is my new dash. New panels, chart plotter, VHF, and behind the scenes is a new NMEA2000 network that is linked to my old SeaTalk.
Looks great Titan! I am envious.
I can't tell from the picture, did you do the switch panels too?
No, I didn't. They aren't that bad and I don't know how I would cut all of those small switch holes. They have to be more precise than anything else. I wasn't actually intending on replacing the main panels at this time either, but when I took the dash apart to work on my electronics, I could see that there wasn't much I could do to install the new electronics and use the old panel. So one thing just let to another. I've stopped at this point for now. I think I'd need some kind of CNC to cut the holes for the switches.
I think there are some precut panels available from some of the companies making aftermarket panels.
It is always amazing how one thing always seems to lead to another.......