Joined: 16 Aug 2003 Posts: 1507 City: Severna Park
Posted: Jun 27, 2005 5:20 am Post subject:
Have you ever done any tubing/conduit bending - you'll prbably need to get it done or be able to do it yourself....the canvas (Sunbrella) can be bought fairly easily here in the States -dunno about UK supplier? sewing can be done with some home-owner sewing machines...fittings can be bought from marine supply.
I've built them for sailboats and will build one for my boat (someday)...you can initially use conduit (inexpensive) to bend up some tubing to see if your design "works". use heavy craft paper to get full-size templates/patterns for the canvas. Work out your edge details as far as finishing the canvas and how to attach to the frame (usually frame slips through canvas sleeve)
Go have a look at "real" ones noting how they are put together...take pics to refer to different attachment details.
Wes _________________ just broad reachin' thru life...
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