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Repair Mills Bimini
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posted 11-13-2005 10:17 AM ET (US)
I have a 2004 170 Montauk with a Mills Bimini.
I took the boat on a rough day and had the top folded down to front of the boat. I guess when the top is down to the front it's too close to the front cleat and with all the pounding the cleat made a small hole in the top. Does anybody know how to repair the hole??
posted 11-13-2005 10:35 AM ET (US)
I do not know how to repair woven Sunbrella fabric.
posted 11-14-2005 09:23 AM ET (US)
Any good canvas shop should be able to sew on a patch for that area. If it is an ongoing wear point, have them double the thickness in that spot to prevent future chafe through.
posted 11-14-2005 03:49 PM ET (US)
Think outside the box on this one. I went to a few local marine canvas shops and was quoted anywhere from $75-100 to patch a small hole (with MY fabric). A local shoemaker here in the Bronx did a great job and sewed 2 patches on for $10 (and fixed a zipper).
Another source for repairs is awning shops. As soon as you say "marine" the price increases by a power of 10.
If your color is the medium blue, I have some Sunbrella fabric I can give you.
posted 11-14-2005 05:14 PM ET (US)
Only drawback to using a shoemaker is the thread. I'm guessing that they don't use a thread that can withstand the elements as well as a canvas man's thread (although I don't know that for a fact).
posted 11-15-2005 07:31 PM ET (US)
Thanks, called Mills they will send me a remnant piece (free)in couple of days. Thanks again.
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