Friday, June 21, 2013

Fabric slot top cover for Creamcheese

Slot top cover for a Michalak AF3
For our spring cruise this year, I made a slot top cover to keep the rain out of the cabin while sailing.  The project made me learn about new fasteners and new techniques.

As usual, Sailrite videos helped a lot.  In particular I learned how to make the boot top by copying from a  mainsail cover.

Mast boot

Finished product

Installation details
With the cover on, it is difficult to get into the cabin.  I think my next project will to make a new version  which is more like a dodger.  It will be fitted around a fiberglass hoop and have a vinyl window forward so that someone can sit up in the cabin and see forward.
Future project - a dodger