Saturday, July 3, 2010

Propane tank coverup

The propane tanks on Eolian are aluminum, and can stand the sun and rain. But then there is the salt spray, and the effects of sun and rain on the hoses, fittings and the propane solenoid valve. A cover was called for.

I laid it out, and Jane sewed it. It was made out of some Sunbrella scraps we had, so there were some unusual effects - like the nicely-made seam at the bottom. The only tricky part was the tapered top. I laid this out as if it were a mast boot, cut in half, with a straight section inserted between the halves. There is a drawstring in the bottom to keep it in place in a blow, and it is slit up the back to accommodate the propane hose.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice. Lulu has also become a stitchin' fool. She's made covers for the tiller, the propane bottles, the milk crates we use for various stuff, even the jerry jugs for our extra diesel. That was a tricky construct! Nice to have someone on board who can take a sewing machine and a bolt of Sunbrella and turn out goodies.



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