The Complete Canvasworker's Guide: How to Outfit Your Boat With Cloth Paperback – May 22, 1992
by Jim Grant (Author)
***** $10.00 (plus postage ~$3)
***** Here is what I think is one of the best books on saving a fortune while cruising by doing your own canvas work.
When you find out that a simple bimini cover for your cockpit can set you back a thousand bucks or more - getting a sewing machine that can sew canvas (like the ones at "Sailrite") pays itself off in one or two projects - (not to mention doing your own mending and repair of your sails - but that's a different book). ********
Now completely revised and updated, and expanded by more than fifty percent, The Complete Canvasworker's Guide, Second Edition, brings you Jim Grant's thorough step-by-step approach to constructing a nearly endless variety of attractive and functional gear for your boat. Grant, with his wife, Connie, has taught sailmaking and canvaswork for more than 20 years, and he brings an often intimidating craft within the grasp and budget of anyone from an all-thumbs beginner to a would-be professional.
Forget that canvas always used to be made of cotton. Today it is far more commonly woven of synthetic fibers: acrylic, polyester, or nylon. Here is all the information you'll need to make use of them all. Grant's no-frills approach, refined over years of answering the questions of puzzled students, is for any boatowner who wants to take needle to fabric. And as tens of thousands of proud boatowners will happily testify, it really works.
Size: 8-1/2″ x 11″
Topics in The Complete Canvasworker’s Guide Include: The Principles of Canvaswork; Sea Anchors; Awnings & Enclosures; Sail & Ditty Bags; Bimini Boat Tops; Boat Covers; Bosun’s Chair; Cushions & Covers; Companionway Dodgers; Flags & Pennants; Trapeze & Safety Harnesses; Sail Covers; Small Covers; Spinnaker Socks, etc.!