Tackling patterning variations

September 1st, 2012

At Hood Canvas we have two variations of our patterning technique. The first is our one-step process in which we make our entire pattern in one trip to the boat. The second is our two-step process that we use for larger bimini enclosure patterns. Our two-step process utilizes elements of the one-step process to fabricate […]

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Patterning a Navy top with side curtains

July 1st, 2011

We made a trip to my brother Chris Hood’s business, CW Hood Yachts, in Marblehead, Mass. Chris was refitting an older Wasque 32 and needed a frame, Navy top and side curtains made up. We took some photos and thought it might make a good article to show Marine Fabricator readers how we pattern a […]

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Making an upholstery pattern

March 1st, 2010

You got the upholstery job on the customer’s boat, and the new material is in the shop. All you have to do now is make the patterns. You may be doing a restoration of an older boat, and your customer wants it to look like it did in its glory days. This can be the […]

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