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Old 08-08-2018, 06:18 PM   #4301
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:29 PM   #4302
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Old 08-23-2018, 12:03 AM   #4303
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Gday folks.
Last day of holidays today. Looking forward to getting back to SOLSTICE. Just thought Iíd share a little visit I had to ďSARCA CentralĒ at Anchorright to see Joy, Rex and their family in Melbourne. Great to see behind the scenes. The quality really is second to none. Okie dokie back to holiday mode. See you all Monday

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Old 08-23-2018, 12:40 AM   #4304
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Didn`t realize Rex Francis actually makes them,thought by now it could be contracted out. Impressive that it`s not and Rex is still building them from scratch. Looks cold in Melbourne.
I`m gradually seeing more Sarcas in Sydney,and there are good performance reports. Odd that Whitworths don`t stock them, but some other chandlers do.
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:40 AM   #4306
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Joy Francis, Rex`s wife, must be elsewhere. We met her at a Sydney Boat Show along with Rex. I have a vague recollection there is a son who works in manufacturing. Impressive that a small specialized anchor design and manufacturer in Melbourne is exporting anchors to Canada(and probably elsewhere), as well as serving the Australia with world class anchors.
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Joy Francis, Rex`s wife, must be elsewhere. We met her at a Sydney Boat Show along with Rex. I have a vague recollection there is a son who works in manufacturing. Impressive that a small specialized anchor design and manufacturer in Melbourne is exporting anchors to Canada(and probably elsewhere), as well as serving the Australia with world class anchors.

Joy was there with Flic. They are exporting all over the world. Not just Canada.

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Hi all. This afternoon I began sewing the leatherette covers. Iíve commandeered the kitchen table and began measuring up. I needed a straight edge so I used my concrete screed. Coming up pretty good imho well not bad for a chippy anyway ;-)

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Hi all. This afternoon I began sewing the leatherette covers. Iíve commandeered the kitchen table and began measuring up. I needed a straight edge so I used my concrete screed. Coming up pretty good imho well not bad for a chippy anyway ;-)

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Is there anything that you don't master? Impressive skills you have!

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Old 08-24-2018, 07:42 AM   #4311
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Dunno about that mate. I couldnít have made it without a little help from YouTube, google and the sailrite videos. With the right tools anyone can make anything if they want to.
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Dunno about that mate. I couldnít have made it without a little help from YouTube, google and the sailrite videos. With the right tools anyone can make anything if they want to.

More darn good work ... me Mate!

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Old 08-24-2018, 07:53 AM   #4313
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Excellent work on those covers and the trim panels. With the skills you're building while building and finishing your boat, you should never be without fall back work. When I was in the upholstery business, just covering those trim panels would have been around $100US each and that was back in the 90's.
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Excellent work on those covers and the trim panels. With the skills you're building while building and finishing your boat, you should never be without fall back work. When I was in the upholstery business, just covering those trim panels would have been around $100US each and that was back in the 90's.
LOL, nothing on a boat cost $100. Everything costs MORE>
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:48 PM   #4316
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Awsome awesome awesome. ..walking foot machine? What material you using? Are you concerned about the foam backing failing or degrading?

I do have a billion questions for you master...lol
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Excellent work on those covers and the trim panels. With the skills you're building while building and finishing your boat, you should never be without fall back work. When I was in the upholstery business, just covering those trim panels would have been around $100US each and that was back in the 90's.


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Old 08-24-2018, 07:52 PM   #4318
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Awsome awesome awesome. ..walking foot machine? What material you using? Are you concerned about the foam backing failing or degrading?

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Yeah mate itís a sailrite machine. The material I used for the window shroud/frame was HMR MDF, Epoxy resin and glass mat, spray glue was Probond SG400, the foam is from Dunlop, the leatherette is Nordic marine grade vinyl and the thread is UV resistant dabond 2000. Not concerned at all about the foam. It comes with a 30yr warranty
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Couple more hrs on the sewing machine this afternoon and I squared away 2 more shroud covers. These ones were a little tricky with extra French seams being added to the top and bottom sections and making sure they all lined up. I think they look great so far. Can wait to stretch the covers out and staple them in place. Should look the ducks. But first I have 1 left to make before I do that.

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