Windshield Sun Shade

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  1. Riptide III

    Riptide III Member SILVER Sponsor

    407
    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC Twin 135 Mercs
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    I was getting ready to order some phifertex material to sew up a sunshade when I had a thought. Well, actually, my wife had the thought. Is there a shop out there that has the pattern for this and sells them already made? I'm not sure if it was an option when my boat was produced. I like the idea of saving myself the work. I have a sailrite machine and will sew one up myself if his option doesn't work. What I won't do is go to a local shop and pay the local price for a "custom" one.

    I just finished replacing all the strataglass. These machines pay for themselves!
     
  2. flyboycj84

    flyboycj84 New Member

    18
    Feb 20, 2014
    Merritt Island FL
    1997 185 BR
    4.3
    You sewed your own Strataglass panels? Awesome! Mind sharing some pics?
     
  3. Riptide III

    Riptide III Member SILVER Sponsor

    407
    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC Twin 135 Mercs
    :
    Sorry only have pictures of finished product and mess on garage floor. It is actually quite easy if you reuse the panel unstitch the old glass and use it as a template. It took about two hours per panel. The hardest part is pulling out all the old thread. I still have to do the large piece at the stern. I will try to take and post some pictures when I do that.
     
  4. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I’d love to pick up one of those machines used for a good price and give it a go. My kids 18’ Bowrider can use some new canvas and vinyl seating. That would be the perfect boat to practice on.
     
  5. TALON

    TALON Member GOLD Sponsor

    143
    Sep 3, 2014
    NorCal
    '95 400 Express Cruiser,
    2003 C10X Caribe
    Twin 454 Mercuisers,
    15 HP Yamaha
    I just ordered some sunshade from Sailrite myself, and I'm going to make my own too! At the first of this year my wife, and I replaced our old tired blue canvas, and Strataglass using our Sailrite sewing machine. Saved a bunch of money. Made new covers too!

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  6. Riptide III

    Riptide III Member SILVER Sponsor

    407
    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC Twin 135 Mercs
    :
    Nice job.
     
  7. flyboycj84

    flyboycj84 New Member

    18
    Feb 20, 2014
    Merritt Island FL
    1997 185 BR
    4.3

    Ahhh.....I see.....so you just reused all the old canvas pieces/trim? Cool. I need to glass too and was thinking of picking up a machine.
     
  8. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Nice job Talon.
     
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