Tag Archives: Phifertex

Sail Bags

I entered these bags in the Sailrite Project Photo Contest.  The winner is determined by votes on their website by August 17, 2015.  Would you vote for my bags!? http://www.sailrite.com/Contest --------------------------------   It's been awhile since I've made any Bowline Bags.  So I thought I'd update my bags.  After surviving a "creative disaster zone" while sewing on the boat, a recycled sail  backpack and small cross body bag appeared. These are pretty simple bags.  I designed pockets out of Phifertex for my phone and pens across the back panel of the backpack. And I added a key fob to hold our rental car keys.  (Now that the condo and cars are sold, we have very few keys!)  Ladderlock buckles allow for adjustments Read more [...]

Mesh Snorkel Back Pack – Time for the Beach

I wanted a bag to carry all my sandy snorkeling and beach paraphernalia.  Last year during hikes to snorkel sites in the Exumas I didn’t have a light bag to throw over my shoulders to lug my fins and mask, bottle of water and towel. It would be a bonus if the bag would handle wet, sandy items on  the return trip. We have a dry pack but I didn’t want to have to deal with getting sand out of it.  So, with some extra mesh fabric and Phifertex Plus I came up with a fairly simple back pack design with a drawstring top. If I were to remake it, I’d make the shoulder straps adjustable.  You might find that Phifertex than Phifertex Plus used for the 10” base would be fine if not maybe a bit better for managing sand.  I used materials Read more [...]
Magnolia Saloon 2013

New Settee Cushions = Bighter Saloon

Sometimes this Seamless Sailor decides a project is beyond her skill set or available time.  I had decided that the plaid settee covers on Magnolia, while still in good shape, didn't represent the look we wanted to create for our new home.  We wanted to make our imprint on our boat.  I wanted Ultraleather settees - sleek and durable.  The captain agreed to my extravagant choice.  After we had a positive experience having our enclosure remade by Captain Canvas, we had him redo the settees.  Again he did a fabulous job. We wanted a tough fabric that could be easily cleaned.  The trade-off - cost.  Ultraleather is pricey.   We look at it as an investment in livability on the boat.  And at the time we were both working. To decide Read more [...]
swim noodle seat

Swim Noodle Seats

Seamless Sailor, Julie Sandler Lambert, sent a note a few months ago with a great idea for a fun project that I couldn't wait to make - a floaty seat using those toy swimming noodles.  She wrote a post on her blog, S/V Second Star, with excellent instructions on how to make a noodle chair.  Simple and easy to make.  She suggested a guest post on Seamless Sailor, so I've added her post here.  Thanks, Julie! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "That's Using Your Noodle" By Julie Sandler Lambert - May 2013 In preparation for our upcoming weekend cruise I spent the day getting prepared.  Did I plan out our provisions?  Nope.  Did I replace the secondary bilge pump so that we would Read more [...]

Sun Shade Solutions or How to Have a Happy Happy Hour

You’ve arrived at your anchorage in the late afternoon.  A great sail behind you.  A great dinner to come.  The barbecue is fired up.  The appetizers and wine come out.  Wait...Blinded by the light...sorry Bruce.  Granted I’m glad that its sunny.  But let’s not bake during happy hour.  Answer – get out the sun shades. Here’s an easy Seamless Sailor sun shade solution. Materials: - Phitertex - Sunbrella - Grommets, snaps or fasteners of choice Measure area where you want to block sun, like across the back and side of an enclosure.  Determine how you will attach shades.  Do you have handles to tie to or snaps on the enclosure you can use? A shroud or stanchion to attach to?  We made a sun shade for the Read more [...]