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The Big Book of Boat Canvas


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Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: A Few Fundamentals 1. The Sewing Machine 2. Tools and Hardware for Canvas Work 3. Sewing Terminology and Techniques Part Two: Topside Projects 4. Color Considerations 5. Fabric for Exterior Projects 6. Canvas Bucket, Ditty Bag, or Rigger's Bag 7. A Simple Duffel Bag 8. Ready Bags and Sea Sausages 9. Spar Bag 10. Life Jacket Bag 11. Sheet Bags, Tool Bags, and Lazarette Shelves 12. Sailboard Bag 13. Bicycle Bag 14. Building an Awning 15. A Dodger, A Bimini, or Both? 16. Riggin a Rain Catcher 17. Secure Your Ship with Weather Cloths 18. Hatch Dodgers 19. A Simple Wind Chute 20. Deck Cushions 21. Sail Covers 22. A Cover for the Yacht Tender 23. Building a Winter Cover 24. Windshield Cover 25. Hatch Covers 26. Custom Covers for On-Deck Equipment Part Three: Interior Fabric Work 27. Design and Color Considerations in Interior Fabric Work 28. Fabrics for Interior Projects 29. Interior Cushions 30. Sheets and Quilts versus Expensive Upholstery 31. Curtains 32. Locker-Mounted Laundry Bag 33. Galley and Navigator's Strap 34. Lee Cloths 35. Creating Storage out of Open Shelving 36. Protective Carpet Runners 37. Fitted Toilet Seat Cover 38. Tablecloth, Napkins, and Placemats to Fit Your Table 39. Canvas Insert for Pipe Berths 40. Screens Appendix 1. Care and Cleaning of Clear Vinyl and Acrylic Canvas Appendix 2. Glossary of Interior Fabric Terms Appendix 3. Sources Index

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"It passed what is for me the acid test of a how-to book: The Big Book made me want to get at some long-neglected projects and even to trys ome that I never thought I could manage." Sail "You'll find this book of the utmost practical help." The Ensign

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