Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bags to store extension cords

Our extension cords always just get thrown around and are in the way when not in use....I had plenty of the tan material left over from the Captain's seat cover......

So, I whipped up a couple of durable bags to store the cords.  Simple, easy and functional!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Another little jaunt to River Dunes

Nice weather for January!  We motored over to River Dunes....mostly to get some diesel and a pumpout.....but I use every opportunity I can to sneak in a nice lunch!

The view of Island Girl from the River Dunes clubhouse. 

Motoring down their lovely channel - note the glassy water!  Lovely!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Making my own Captain's Chair Cover

The Captain's chair on this boat is exposed to the elements and needs something to cover it....

I had bought this outdoor furniture cover at Walmart on a ridiculous clearance price of $5 many years ago.  I knew that the huge amount of fabric was worth a lot more than that and knew I would someday have a use for it.  So it's been in a closet waiting for just the right project!  You have that kind of stuff, don't you?

I cut it apart into large strips.  And here began the fittin process.

 My workstation in the cockpit!  I bought a spool of heavy duty thread to make it more durable.

First seams.

I  made a large hem thinking I'd put in a drawstring.  I pulled a "pilot string" thru - but found that the "rubbery" inside of the fabric made it too tough to pull a drawstring properly.

 So, I decided to sew in some cordage just to make ties.

And there we are - a Captain's chair that will be free from rain and sunshine when not in use!  All for about $7!

 And in case you guys think Duane is eating bonbons while I'm working.....he's doing some wonderful new plumbing!