Re: Sewing machine recomendations
I'm no expert on sewing machines - but I've made, mended, bought and used a heap of different kayak spraydecks over a long long time.
Originally Posted by Kudzu
My favourite ones are neoprene with a thick band of shockcord on the upper surface - the neoprene is 5 to 7 mm thick and the shockcord about the half inch (12 or 13 mm) .
The shockcord is formed into a closed loop by a fabric tube visible at the rear - this is through stitched to the surface of the main part of the deck
- BEAST of a seam.
The body tube is formed from a cemented and blind stitched sheet of 3 to 5 mm which is then cemented and blind stitched to the main part of the deck.
I've never seen the machine that does the blind stitching - but doing it by hand is epically tedious.
Last edited by P.I. Stazzer-Newt; 06-02-2012 at 03:47 PM.
Complicated problems usually have simple solutions - which are almost always wrong.