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Old 19-05-2013, 15:53   #1
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Lifeline Canvas "Walls" - Where To Get?!

Hi All!

I just saw something similar today, and I was wondering if you guys knew where to get these blasted things.

I think they look nice, especially for privacy, and might even keep a few gallons of water out in a breaking storm wave!

I saw one on WestMarine.com but that didn't offer me custom sizes or colors. Any idea? I'm assuming it's canvas or sunbrella.
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Re: Lifeline Canvas "Walls" - Where To Get?!

You mean the "lee cloths " as shown in my avatar? They are usually custom made.
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Re: Lifeline Canvas "Walls" - Where To Get?!

Go to a custom marine canvas maker and tell them you want some weather cloths. Learning to sew is also a handy option.
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Re: Lifeline Canvas "Walls" - Where To Get?!

To the OP,

I make the weather cloths for our boat, and Jim puts the s/s grommets in. They are easy, all straight stitching. It is wise to have them about 4-6" above deck level, in case you get a big "greenie", the water can get out without tearing the weather cloth. I usually use acrylic canvas; we've had good luck finding our color on e-bay. If you're going to use a home sewing machine, easiest to use UV treated #92 dacron thread with a size 18 needle. There is a wonderful satisfaction to doing most of your own canvas work, and if you and/or your partner have time or inclination, I recommend it. http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/flowers.gif

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Re: Lifeline Canvas "Walls" - Where To Get?!

Yes, they are called weather cloths. Lee cloths keep you from falling out of a windward bunk. They are a great addition to any boat. Block the wind which is an issue even in the tropics. Privacy is nice for those in the cockpit showers or just cutting down on laundry.

Any canvas shop should should be able to make them up for you. Expensive way to make them is to fold over the life line/rail at the top. Takes more material and have to cut outs for any lifeline stanchions, etc. Had mine made up so they lace to the life line. Fasten at the bottom with small padeyes screwed to the the deck every foot or so. Have seen them with a non stretch line running through grommets from stanchion to stanchion to fasten the bottom.
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We call them 'Dodgers' over here... and we have Sprayhoods not Dodgers...
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Re: Lifeline Canvas "Walls" - Where To Get?!

Thanks so much guys!! Know anyone who would be willing to do a custom job?!!??

P.S. Let's all just stare:

First. Sailboat. =] <333
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Ya might try Googleing Sail Makers, Canvas work, ect in your area as we don't know where ya are !! Any sail maker could do this for ya !
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Thanks so much guys!! Know anyone who would be willing to do a custom job?!!??

P.S. Let's all just stare:

First. Sailboat. =] <333
They're all custom jobs, but this one is about as easy as it gets.
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We call them 'Dodgers' over here... and we have Sprayhoods not Dodgers...
So whatca call a bimini?
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Thanks so much guys!! Know anyone who would be willing to do a custom job?!!??

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You should support the mast in the middle... something with a fender on top or similar.
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You should support the mast in the middle... something with a fender on top or similar.
Yes! You can use the tabernacle to hold it in place.

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