Hey there, I was just reading your thread on the bronze chainplates that you made. I am going to be doing the same project with my Roughwater 33 and was wondering how difficult it was to bend, did you heat it up with an acetalyne torch? I wont need any extreme bends, just 10-15 degrees or so.
I noticed your canvas work for sale and I was wondering if you would entertain some questions. I just bought a Necchi BU after reading one of the most recent good old boat magazines and need to repair some of my canvas. That seems pretty straightforward as it seems to be some small patchwork. I am also interested in getting into canvas making. How did you get into it and how did you start out?
Thanks for the nice note. I look forward to hooking up with you at some point down in Port Charlotte once we're settled in at Fishermen's Village. My direct e-mail address is "sander06 at charter.net" (you need to change out the "at" for "@" and remove the spaces since they don't allow e-mail addresses in posts) and we will have WiFi at the marina. You might be able to point me in the right direction for getting some odds and ends for the boat also. I've been doing a refit all last summer on my father-in-laws farm up here in northern Wisconsin, which isn't exactly the "boating capitol" of the world to say the least. The boat is currently in transit to Port Charlotte for delivery on December 5th.