Re: A boy never forgets his first time.
- --- In Michalak@y..., "vexatious2001" <cadbury@s...> wrote:
> I had been putting it off as long as I could.I had my first experience recently making a sail for my Piccup.
> I was worried about how I would perform.
> But I couldn't put it off any longer.
> I needed a cover for the cabin slot.
I tried the tape and found it to be somewhat problematic. I
defaulted to using straight pins to hold hems in place. Seemed to
work much easier when it came time to sew.
- --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, norman.wolfe@... wrote:
> When trailering I use a two piece plywood cover for the slot. At
> used no cover while trailering and lost some items from below decksdue
> to the wind. The plywood cover is in two almost identical sectionsto
> make for easier handling, and they have a camber to shed rain. Theyare
> tied down to three solid brass cup hooks per side, which also holddown
> the canvas slot cover.is
> There is no hole for the mast, so I lower the mast at night, which
> very easy since the mast is steeped in the bottom of the boat, sothe
> balance point is low. If it is raining while I am sailing, I pullthe
> cover around the mast as best I can, but it is a very poor fit.nights
> Solution: don't sail in the rain.
> In addition, I have made a mosquito-net slot cover for the warm
> on the Chesapeake, using the same shock chord over cup hook forSounds like you do a lot of camp-cruising. Cool.
> attaching it.
Thanks for answering my questions.