Originally Posted by Boatwithnoname
Where to buy materials for sewing (sprayhood, bimini
, covers, cushions) in UK/EU? Usually available from sailmakers and marine trimmers. However, SailRite (US based) also sells these. They have a very good customer service ethic, and dealt very fairly with me. Foams are usually available from foam and bedding places.
, foam, clips, etc.
Also I would like to know where to buy the steal parts
of the sprayhood. There are various stainless steel products (push snaps, clips) but also the s/s tubing. Tubing usually requires professional bending to look good. Available unbent from people who sell s/s products.
I would like to find a place to buy these materials from a supplier in english, and ships to Finland
Having them ship to Finland, there will be importation fees
. I would think it might be less expensive in the long run to source what you need locally. Your own friendly sailmaker
may be willing to import
what you need for you. Either way, you'll pay those fees
I would highly recommend you use one of the ptfe threads if what you are making will be exposed to the sun, as dacron thread only lasts about 4 years of high sun degradation. It is not necessary for indoor use. But outside, even things you cover (like zippers), should be sewn with ptfe thread, imo.