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Reupholstering cushions

All cushions have the 36 year old original upholstery. It’s keeping up pretty well considering its age, but does have some ‘boat smell’ to it and also some holes after a previous owner tore out all the buttons from the cushions in the salon. The foam is still very good. So, after spending about USD 1,000 in material and two weeks at the sewing machine off and on, they all look like new. I used an old Pfaff 138 machine (has both straight and zigzag).



Sewing studio


All new cushions in place. Now the old curtains really have to go…


Sewing practice; covers for wheel, windlass and companionway

First projects with our newly bought sewing machine (Pfaff 138); a cover for the wheel (the old one was of such poor quality that it had worn out already after 35 years…), one for the windlass. and one for the aft companionway. The latter being one of those small things which really make a difference; previously we had always had water entering the aft cabin, both when it rained and when we had the occasional sea entering the cockpit.


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