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gene pluhar
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: boat top Reply with quote

does anyone know of an islander that sews boat tops, i have all the materials but need a sewer? might be a good winter project and boat is on the island! thanks!
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Cindy Childs
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The canvas used in Boat tops requires a commercial machine. Not the kind most own for home sewing. I'd look in yellow pages for canvas or tent repair places.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Gene, contact Curt Plaunt, if anyone knows who or where .. he would..
Good Luck BTW That is Plaunt Transportation 800 752 8687
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gene pluhar
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:44 am    Post subject: boat topk Reply with quote

thanks for the info, i'll look in that direction!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried a shoe repair store? They repaired a canvas tent for me a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone doing re upholstering could handle it... probably less $$$ than someone specializing in marine canvas.

Burt Lake Marina (INdian River) has a canvas shop. I am sure there are several in Cheboygan,

http://www.upholster.com/howto/readers5.html (upholstery and marine)

I just googled "marine canvas cheboygan" 4-5 popped up
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gene pluhar
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a good start, if i could get someone to sew it using the old one for a pattern then i would add the snaps and fit it myself! trying to save the cost of taking boat off island, it all add up. thanks again!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thought:

I went through this 6-7 years ago. Bought a nice heavy duty canvas mooring cover from either Overtons or West marine for about half of having one sewn custom. If you have the exact boat dimensions, they can probably fit your boat. Or better yet measure the cover you have... you know that fits!

worth a look, see what they have?
www.overtons.com
(just looked WOW! Covers for about any boat ever manufactured!, by make,year and model!)

www.westmarine.com
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gene pluhar
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks to you guys things are looking better, will make some contacts tomorrow and see what i can accomplish! thanks for your time and effort!
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