This is my project
, a new custom enclosure for my 2000 380 SeaRay Sundancer.
This was my first time ever using a sewing machine
. My wife and daughter both attempted to dissuade my attempt, telling me that I didn't know how hard it was to sew, but I could visualize the effort and the result, so I knew I could do it. The wife sat silent, watching me cut and sew, until I finished and installed the first piece, the aft top cover, then proclaimed that I could sew after all.
The result is acceptable to me. The factory canvas
did not fit and leaked all over. This custom enclosure fits and does not leak.
I selected is the Sunbrella Supreme, Captain Navy
exterior and Linen interior
. The binding is navy
on everything visible from the exterior and linen on everything else. I used 0.040" Strataglass for all the windows. The linen interior
was selected to reduce the passsenger heat gain and to make it lighter when closed-up.
A sunshade was designed and created to cover all the forward glass and Strataglass to blot out the sun while tied up at the dock
, another was made to cover the rear windows. The soft Sunbrella Supreme interior flocking protects the Strataglass from abrasion.
This was a long, hard slog to complete this enclosure, but the final results are worth the effort.
Complete Enclosure Forward Exterior
Forward Sunshade Exterior
Forward Sunshade Interior
Aft Curtain Exterior w/ Sunshade
Aft Curtain Interior