Category Archives: Seamless Sailors

Sport-A-Seat Covers–Part II

You’ll recall a recent post on my Sport-A-Seat cover project.  About the same time our friend, Prue Preston on Exuberant, was planning to do the same project.  We each had different approaches so we thought we'd see what worked best from each attempt.  Prue did an excellent job and gets high marks for fit and finish.  She admits to some cursing and seam ripping but don’t we all! Prue selected this lively stripe from several very nice Sunbrella swatches to go with their recently redone cockpit cushions and the boat’s color scheme.  They have a very pleasant Hylas cockpit used, besides the obvious passage-making, for happy hours and late morning Christmas mimosas (in champagne flutes no less). She did a great lay out to maximize Read more [...]

Stand Up Paddle Board Cover

Seamless Sailor is pleased to present a guest post by Carolyn Shearlock of The Boat Galley and co-author of The Boat Galley Cookbook.   Carolyn and her husband, Dave, recently bought a catamaran, Barefoot Girl.  In her travels she takes her iSUP stand up paddle board with her.  In true Seamless Sailor style she jumped in to solve the problem of how to store and transport the board in a workable cover.  With some creativity and sewing know how she tackled this cover.  Love the solution and so will you if you have a SUP!  Thanks, Carolyn. I got a request for how I made the bag to take my Tower Xplorer SUP on a plane. The board is just barely inside the limits for not having to pay oversize fees on most airlines, so a bag that Read more [...]

Solar Panels–You Light Up My Life

While in George Town, Exuma the Captain attended a beach seminar on batteries and energy power for the boat.  A lot of cruisers attended and the seminar created a lot of buzz.  By the time we arrived George Town we hadn’t been in a marina for several weeks.  Not a big deal,  saved us money and no docking “events.”  You get the drill, but not being in a marina also means our battery bank had not been “topped up” via shore power – ugh.  So the discussion at the seminar was all about how to “love” on your batteries.  Maintaining them is important.  Not that I can technically explain it, but over time you need to fully charge the batteries and the last percentage is the hardest to add.  The Captain came back from the beach Read more [...]

Seamless Sailors Meet Up

Anthony and I had the great pleasure of meeting a fellow Seamless Sailor, Drena, and her husband, JR, from S/V Journey in Cocoa, Florida. We had a delightful happy hour aboard Magnolia and dinghy'ed ashore for a sushi dinner at Thai Thai.  It was great to meet in person after several email exchanges and following each others blogs.  What fun to exchange sailing and sewing stories as we are all relative newbies.  They are making their dream happen with their cat, Leo, aboard their O'Day . Drena is sewing aboard with a Husqvarna Viking machine.  I sewed on these very nice machines in high school Home Ec classes (dating myself again).  She has written some posts about her sewing projects and has moderated a Monkey Fist topic Read more [...]