We just released our new Make Your Own Full Boat Enclosure DVD, and it highlights some tips and techniques we think you’re going to love. A full boat enclosure offers great protection from sea spray, cold air, and bugs and insects, but it can also make your cockpit feel a bit stuffy. Adding a U-shaped window to your enclosure will allow you to let the breeze roll in when you want it and keep the cold air out when you don’t.
Installing a curved zipper may seem tricky, but the secret is knowing when to baste and sew each part. Since we know many of you are working on projects right now, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of our DVD and share with you steps on how to install a basic curved zipper.
This video demonstrates a complete curved zipper installation including: sewing the binding, sewing the zipper, adding zipper stops, and attaching a strap to secure the rolled up window. For those looking to customize an existing window, a detailed materials list is included at the end of the video.
This video outlines the most basic smile zipper installation, but the DVD set explores several different ways to install a curved zipper window in your enclosure. Video instructions for adding a stationary, roll up, or removable screen to an enclosure curtain panel are available on the Make Your Own Full Boat Enclosure DVD or on our website.