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Replacing bridge isinglass windows
« on: December 01, 2017, 06:22:25 PM »
Boat canvas and dock canvas doesn't last very long in the California sun, nor do isinglass windows. Can't imagine what happens in Florida.

Last time around, when we replaced the bridge curtains and the aft (cockpit) curtain, we went with smoke windows and black canvas, which didn't match some of the prior tan canvas stuff we had made. Not an issue until today ...

We decided to replace the isinglass (actually, Strataglass) that had seriously deteriorated during the summer. We have a "weather window" for the next 10 days, so today they removed the bridge curtains and installed the 'tonneau cover' we previously had made at the same time as tan canvas. It looks a little odd (tan v black), but will help protect the bridge while they replace the shot Strataglass with new Isinglass.
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Re: Replacing bridge isinglass windows
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 06:48:34 PM »
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... dock canvas doesn't last very long...

We recently replaced the dock canvas over my bass boat for the second time. This time we opted to go with a vinyl cover instead of canvas. The vinyl gets heat-seal seams, whereas canvas gets the option of stitched or heat-seal seams. Our prior stitched seams rotted in the CA sun. Chris could have re-sewn them with one of her industrial sewing machines, but the canvas had become brittle. So, we opted for replacement.
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Re: Replacing bridge isinglass windows
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 08:16:53 AM »
A woman with an industrial sewing machine! I hope to meet the two of you some day.
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Re: Replacing bridge isinglass windows
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 08:30:24 AM »
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A woman with an industrial sewing machine!


LOL Chris remodels boats and home interiors.
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