Saturday, March 28, 2020

October 1-27, 2019 Boat projects with Sailrite sewing machine

We spent October doing routine health care between medical doctors and dentists.  That even included a trip to Dublin, GA for a VA appointment for Dave. 
the after glow of our sunset
Pete and I spent a tourist day out on Jekyll Island.  It was his first time there.  It is always so peaceful to be near the water.  We enjoyed a hike on Driftwood Beach and a drink and appetizer at Tortuga Jacks.  It was great to sit outside and stare at the water.

Ongoing boat projects mostly revolved around sewing.  Dave took the chaps from our old dingy and remade them to fit our new dinghy.  He has also been working on replacing our Bimini and dodger.  That involved lots of “how to” videos from Sailrite, our sewing machine company.  They have great tutorials.  Dave had to measure everything using the bows we already have.  You can’t just use the old one as a template, because they stretch over time. 
Then he made patterns for each piece with plastic.  He used a long counter in the yacht club to roll out the cloth and cut his patterns.  Then the sewing could begin.  He spent a lot of time at our dinette table sewing.  I eventually started calling him Motel Kamzoil from Fiddler on the Roof. 


Dave also took time to dive the Hull.  He checks the zincs periodically, since there is a lot of stray current in marinas.

We researched and bought a new mattress for our bed in the v-berth.  Of course, it had to be cut to fit the area.  What a mess!!

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