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    Posted: 07 July 2009 at 3:05pm
Any good suggestions for the design and construction of a steerring wheel and binnacle cover for a sailboat?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2009 at 8:17am
Hi Bob,
The best instructions for Binnacle covers is in "Canvas Work" by Jeremy Howard Williams. Unfortunately this book is out of print so you will need to track it down at a library. This is a project Sailrite will be doing in video form within the next year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jim grant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2009 at 7:12am
The Canvas Worker's Guide that I wrote several years ago has instructions for a binnacle cover but I am not really happy with them. The drawings do not make measurements clear. But the general principles are there and that should help you figure things out -- just ignore the measurement instructions.
 
As Matt has indicated, we will be undertaking a complete rewrite of that chapter via a video. Hopefully we can get to this project in a month or so.
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Jim,
 
Thanks.  I own the book, I had looked for something on the subject, and I still could not find it.
 
Now I see it on page #153.
 
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Jim:  Any update on the video?  I'd like to see/purchase that one!
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Hi Pete,
Cold weather has slowed down our boat canvas video work. We will be back on it as soon as possible.
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I made one using the video.  Looks good except I have discovered that one should leave 'plenty' of plush in the measurements.  Mine is snugger than it really should be so I hope it doesn't shrink too much.  I am going to make one for a bud, but he wants the zipper on the binnacle side rather than the wheel side as the video shows.  Is there any strong reason for putting it on the wheel side?  Or to put it another way,  are there any gotcha's if I do it that way?
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( by the way, for me the tricky part was patterning and marking the base of the pieces.  I had more trouble with that than any other.)
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The zipper can be placed anywhere. I agree that making the patterns on the large side is always a good idea. But don't be concerned about Sunbrella shrinking. It is very stable.
 
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Thank you Matt, I appreciate it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote suziQ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2012 at 4:38am
I made one cover with the zip on the side opposite the wheel mainly because there was more room to stand in front of the pedestal to put the cover on than behind the wheel. It works fine & the customer is happy with it.
Just be sure that the zip is not going to rub on compass glass or instruments.
 
Cool Jim, another happy customer here. I like your winch covers & bags Thumbs Up
 
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Edited by suziQ - 01 February 2012 at 4:42am
If it aint broke, don't fix it !
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