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Old 10-07-2015, 11:57 PM   #121
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Hatch cover

Now you just fold over the gusset with the bungee cord and start sewing. Try to follow the mark you made on the big piece.
Then when you get almost half way around, stop about six inches or so from the v notch. You did put one of those on the other side right?
Now turn the project over, and start sewing from where you originally started and sew that half, also stopping about the same distance from the v notch.
Now you need to sew the ends of the gusset together so that it fits nice. This may seem like a pain, but when you sew around corners to make a curved fit the gusset will always end up either too long or maybe even too short.
The picture I took for this step didn't turn out, sorry.
Now that you have sewn the gusset in, it's time to topstich. In this picture you can see the topstich is done and if you look close you can see where the gusset was joined as Discribed above.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:00 AM   #122
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Maybe this pic will show a little better the sewing of the gusset.
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So now, I just take my weller gun with the flat tip and sear the edges of the raw finish. I don't have a nice heat iron, and trying to cut the material initially with the weller is a PITA.
So I just melt it all together at the end, just be careful with the iron or you'll be starting over.
And the finished product. This took me a little over an hour.

If you take your time and do the easy projects first, before you tackle the full enclosure, you'll enjoy the results. And don't get bummed if you make a mistake. We all do!
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:15 PM   #125
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Thanks for the tutorial on the hatch cover. I know you put a lot of work into that, and it is very much appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:18 PM   #126
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Oiling the Sailrite LS-1

My new LS-1 came with a bottle of oil, which to me kind of implies that it is supposed to be oiled. But I cannot find any instructions in the user manual which indicate where those oiling points are. Sailrite does sell a DVD for $19.95 which purports to give maintenance instructions, and I suppose that if I have to then I can buy that. But it seems to me that the basic oiling instructions should be in the user manual.

So I am just venting!
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:21 PM   #127
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:42 PM   #128
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Just flip it over and oil everything. Well, anywhere pieces touch. Mostly just pull all the lint and threads out of there. I've had my LSZ-1 for 16 years and it's a workhorse with little maintenance (oil every now and then and clean out the lint and threads often.)
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:56 PM   #129
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Just flip it over and oil everything. Well, anywhere pieces touch. Mostly just pull all the lint and threads out of there.
Agree w Lollygag...pull the cover off the had ...left end...and flip the whole machine up....run it slow and clean and oil all moving parts.
Generally I notice a quieter operation when done.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:35 PM   #130
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My new LS-1 came with a bottle of oil, which to me kind of implies that it is supposed to be oiled. But I cannot find any instructions in the user manual which indicate where those oiling points are. Sailrite does sell a DVD for $19.95 which purports to give maintenance instructions, and I suppose that if I have to then I can buy that. But it seems to me that the basic oiling instructions should be in the user manual.

So I am just venting!
My theory, and what the Navy taught me was, if it moves, oil it. We did weekly PM on all machines back then, you use your best judgment on how often. By taking the covers off you can hand turn it and see what moves. Try and blow everything with an air nozzel first. If you know the machine is gonna sit for a long time clean her up good oil every thing and then coat a rag and wipe everything down. Especially if your leaving the machine on the boat.
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Thanks for the tutorial on the hatch cover. I know you put a lot of work into that, and it is very much appreciated.
LOL, yep! It took longer by far to do the write up and post the pics than it took to make the darn cover.

Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement.
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My new LS-1 came with a bottle of oil, which to me kind of implies that it is supposed to be oiled. But I cannot find any instructions in the user manual which indicate where those oiling points are. Sailrite does sell a DVD for $19.95 which purports to give maintenance instructions, and I suppose that if I have to then I can buy that. But it seems to me that the basic oiling instructions should be in the user manual.

So I am just venting!
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I checked my LS-1 manual when I got back home and note I have 2 pages (pg5 & 6) of photos of oiling points.
If you want I'll scan and post.
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I checked my LS-1 manual when I got back home and note I have 2 pages (pg5 & 6) of photos of oiling points.
If you want I'll scan and post.
Not necessary, but many thanks for the offer. Just color me stupid, I guess, because after I read your post I looked in my Guidebook that came with the LS-1 and it has the info I need in a section called "Ultrafeed maintenance." Pages 21-24 in mine -- perhaps it is a newer version of the manual. Anyway, it has all the info, with lots of pictures.

Again, thanks a lot.
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End of zipper - does it come off?

I am ready to pull the first panel from the wrap-around side canvas on the boat, so that I can clean it, resew with Tenara, and then put back up. So went down to the boat today to take it off. But although each panel seems to be separate, and has a top zipper which holds it to the bimini top which,when unzipped, will detach it from the bimini top, there is also a zipper running from top to bottom which holds it to the next panel.

I can unzip that top to bottom zipper, except that it only goes to the top and then stops without completing the unzipping process. I feel that surely it must detach completely, but am afraid to try forcing the issue without knowing more about it.

So am attaching a photo of what I am talking about. You can see where the zipper at the bottom would come up to the top and then stop. Does the little piece lettered "YKK" somehow come off there? Anyone know? (The photo is sideways -- the zipper goes from top to bottom)
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Hi,
That looks like an ordinary coat zipper, only larger.
Should work the same.

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That looks like an ordinary coat zipper, only larger.
Should work the same.
So you think that just pulling down firmly on one side of it at the top would pull it out? I tried that, and it does not come out, so did not want to try again without finding out more about it. I speculated that perhaps the "YKK" piece just comes off from both of the sides perhaps.
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Separating Zipper

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Looks like a std YKK separating zipper to me.
see Sailrite site #10 YKK zip zoom in on the end pieces. You should note one side has a hollow or hole in the end - that's the side that's fixed - the solid side is the removable one and the end piece is slightly longer than the fixed side.

One side will stay w/ the top piece marked YKK and the zipper pull.
I can't tell for sure which one but I'm guessing it's the top side in your photo that detaches... you may be able to tell w/ a closer inspection - one side is fixed to the YKK top piece (and has the hole or hollow recess at the end view) and the other slides into it.

First unzip the top zipper on the side you think will come out of the other (top side in your photo if my guess is right) and leave the other side attached at top zip... then Raise the verticle zip pull all the way to the top against the YKK piece then pull gently on the right side panel - if it sticks try lifting the bottom panel slightly using the zipper pull and try to pull the top panel down.

Hope the description isn't too confusing - take a closer look at one of your other zips that you can separate and the pieces & operation should be clearer.
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So you think that just pulling down firmly on one side of it at the top would pull it out? I tried that, and it does not come out, so did not want to try again without finding out more about it. I speculated that perhaps the "YKK" piece just comes off from both of the sides perhaps.
Yes, just wiggle it a little when you get to the bottom. The canvas does shrink some so it might be very tight. It should come off. does it move but not want to unhook? Maybe try some Vaseline?

OR, check to make sure there isn't a stitch across the zipper from the perpendicular seam.
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Thanks, Don. That should give me what I need on it. I'll do a full report after I get back down to the boat. Which, unfortunately, will be next week -- out of town obligations coming up. Back when I was married, I thought that I had obligations. But turns out they were nothing compared to what I have as a single guy.
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YKK Separating Zip

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Here is another shot of a YKK separated - this sould give you an idea of how they go together / come apart...

Note the right hand side piece is slightly longer and is separated from the left & zip pull and the YKK end piece stays w/ the left side & the pull.
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