Originally Posted by Randyonr3
nice job, and love the supreme with the interior
color.. not many go to that extreme..
The Sunbrella Supreme was selected both for the "waterproof" characteristic and for the soft interior
flocking. The planned usage included making this sunshade to blot out the sun. The sunshade may be installed over the Strataglass or w/o the Strataglass, so I needed a smooth material to not scratch that plastic.
The Linen interior is much better than the Captain Navy
, making the interior much brighter.
Part of the challenge w/ the two-tone fabric
was deciding which color binding to use. The Captain Navy
binding is used for everything visible from the outside, so some Captain Navy is visible from the inside. The Linen color binding is used when it cannot be seen from the outside.
The boat stays much cooler w/ the sunshade. This keeps the interior dry, w/ the Strataglass in-place or stowed. It is also much quieter, attenuating almost all the sound from the front.
It is great for at the dock
The fit is pretty good, I am satisfied w/ the fit. This is huge, about 40' tip to tip and 11' at the center, so it was a butt pain to pattern and a butt pain to sew. The wife helped moving the fabric
bulk around while I sewed, saving me hours. (I'm going to keep her!)
The forward visibility is reduced, so I need to operate more slowly w/ this in-place.