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  1. #41
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    who are you having stitch it all together or are you doing it yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5:00 View Post
    who are you having stitch it all together or are you doing it yourself?
    Myself, unless it goes horribly wrong..
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    You are a brave person. I have tried it but hasn't gone so well. I hope it works for you. You are going to save some serious scratch. I will have to learn. Mine is due and may try to squeeze one more year out of it.
    You will have to post a tutorial. Can't wait so see the rest of the progress.
    2007 XLV Gravity Games
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    1,180 in front ski locker
    OJ 1435 prop, 325 EFI Indmar Assult.
    Racks added for surfing and kneeboarding.
    Rack for hydrofoil

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5:00 View Post
    You are a brave person. I have tried it but hasn't gone so well. I hope it works for you. You are going to save some serious scratch. I will have to learn. Mine is due and may try to squeeze one more year out of it.
    You will have to post a tutorial. Can't wait so see the rest of the progress.
    What did you have problems with? I'm pretty much taking each seam apart and using that as a template, then sewing them...At least that's the plan...

    This makes the piping really easy, and I picked up some double sided sewing tape..We shall see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    What did you have problems with? I'm pretty much taking each seam apart and using that as a template, then sewing them...At least that's the plan...
    Back when I was in college, I used to do my own boat interiors and they came out pretty good. I wasn't doing anything too crazy or entering any shows, but it was fun for me. Just try to hide most of your seams and stay away from real intricate styles.

    The one thing that I learned was you need a commercial grade sewing machine for the marine vinyl, I ate up four different standard home type sewing machines before I finally got access to a real commercial unit.

    And definitely make your own piping! Good luck!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    What did you have problems with? I'm pretty much taking each seam apart and using that as a template, then sewing them...At least that's the plan...

    This makes the piping really easy, and I picked up some double sided sewing tape..We shall see...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Oh that's easy, I sucked at the sewing part. I have a machine but can't seem to get good straight lines. Probably user error. May have to try it again.
    2007 XLV Gravity Games
    1,100 in each rear locker
    1,180 in front ski locker
    OJ 1435 prop, 325 EFI Indmar Assult.
    Racks added for surfing and kneeboarding.
    Rack for hydrofoil

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    Saw some tips of adding tape near the foot to help you keep it lined up.. In gonna try it

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    Default Re: 2002 LSV Re-upolhstery & Hydroturff

    1st attempt, I tried to "fix" a few seams only making them much much much worse..

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    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    1st attempt, I tried to "fix" a few seams only making them much much much worse..
    Parrot, don't try to "fix" seams, its a one way pass thru.

    Mark the backside that you have up facing you with chalk or lightly with ball point pen (can cause big problems with ink bleed through on lighter colors), hand start your seam and go a nice constant speed and just follow your line. Let the machine do the work. I used to mark with a dashed line with white chalk.

    And most of all, practice a bunch with just two pieces of vinyl until you get comfortable, you will need to get the muscle memory down first. I sat down at a machine about a year ago after not doing it for about 15 years, stunk at first, then picked it back up after about 20 minutes. So just start burning through some practice pieces and when you are tired, stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricU View Post
    and when you are tired, stop.
    That's great advice for just about any involved project right there. I've screwed up more stuff and gotten injuries from pressing on when I should have walked away for a day. Put a drill right through my hand one time when I did this.
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