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Author Topic: Fitting the cloth hatch cover on a Sealight Puffer  (Read 5281 times)

oldiron

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Re: Fitting the cloth hatch cover on a Sealight Puffer
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2014, 10:01:54 PM »

Very realistic. :-))       A VERY clean boat.

Thanks. The covers like this are quite easy to make. i like the wrinkled effect you can get from this method.
Here are a couple of other applications. The drying rack on the stern of my Smit Nederland, and the life boat covers on my SS Master

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Re: Fitting the cloth hatch cover on a Sealight Puffer
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 07:01:48 PM »

On my Sealight I used a spot of super glue where the wedges go, so to give the cover a few wrinkles. I then super glued the wedges in place, I figured it would only be held where the wedges were so for that reason I did not glue it all the way around its edge. I also built a false corner in the hold to have the cover turned back and reveal barrels and crates, I doubt they would have done this on a full size boat due to the very low freeboard.

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Re: Fitting the cloth hatch cover on a Sealight Puffer
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2014, 10:25:22 PM »

I've got my hatch cover fitted - it looks pretty good so far.

Only thing to do now is cut/taper/stain/fit all the wedges :D

will post a picture or two when I've finished -

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Re: Fitting the cloth hatch cover on a Sealight Puffer
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2014, 04:08:30 PM »

I recently used a white handkerchief for the cover for an on board dinghy. Cut roughly to size and painted lightly with matt dark green Humbrol paint and trimmed when dry and a little stiff. It looks like canvas and cost pennies, which should make it popular for a Scottish ship.
Worth a try maybe!  Chris G
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Re: Fitting the cloth hatch cover on a Sealight Puffer
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 11:56:25 PM »

 :-)) [very helpfull...
 
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I have used P.V.A. Bond on several of my boats.  I used a piece of curtain lining dyed dark green.  After gluing down it was coated with a couple of coats of Ronseal matt exterior varnish it has lasted over ten years on one boat and the others are still fine.  The varnish tends to roughen the surface of the lining making it look more like canvas.

Joe   :-)) :-)) :-))
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