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AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart One: A Few Fundamentals1. The Sewing Machine2. Tools and Hardware for Canvas Work3. Sewing Terminology and TechniquesPart Two: Topside Projects4. Color Considerations5. Fabric for Exterior Projects6. Canvas Bucket, Ditty Bag, or Rigger's Bag7. A Simple Duffel Bag8. Ready Bags and Sea Sausages9. Spar Bag10. Life Jacket Bag11. Sheet Bags, Tool Bags, and Lazarette Shelves12. Sailboard Bag13. Bicycle Bag14. Building an Awning15. A Dodger, A Bimini, or Both?16. Riggin a Rain Catcher17. Secure Your Ship with Weather Cloths18. Hatch Dodgers19. A Simple Wind Chute20. Deck Cushions21. Sail Covers22. A Cover for the Yacht Tender23. Building a Winter Cover24. Windshield Cover25. Hatch Covers26. Custom Covers for On-Deck EquipmentPart Three: Interior Fabric Work27. Design and Color Considerations in Interior Fabric Work28. Fabrics for Interior Projects29. Interior Cushions30. Sheets and Quilts versus Expensive Upholstery31. Curtains32. Locker-Mounted Laundry Bag33. Galley and Navigator's Strap34. Lee Cloths35. Creating Storage out of Open Shelving36. Protective Carpet Runners37. Fitted Toilet Seat Cover38. Tablecloth, Napkins, and Placemats to Fit Your Table39. Canvas Insert for Pipe Berths40. ScreensAppendix 1. Care and Cleaning of Clear Vinyl and Acrylic CanvasAppendix 2. Glossary of Interior Fabric TermsAppendix 3. SourcesIndex

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"It passed what is for me the acid test of a how-to book: The Big Book made me want to get at some long-neglected projects and even to trys ome that I never thought I could manage." Sail "You'll find this book of the utmost practical help." The Ensign

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