Designing & Making a New Forepeak Tent
|Our old fore peak tent was made from white polyester material that resembled a |
heavy sail material. The white color didn't really match any of our canvas
and it was badly soiled with bird excrement, even
though it doesn't show in this photo..
|The fore peak tent is comprised of four panels that had to be sewn together.|
|We had a large stainless steel belt fitting and some heavy yellow belt material |
left over from another project--we made the attachment point for
the topping lift using this material. This hook looks like
it could be used to lift the entire boat!
|We purchased used fiberglass battens to reinforce the forward edges and |
sides of the fore peak tent. In this photo Maggie is sewing the
batten pockets on the outer edges of the fore peak tent.
|We had to make a few minor adjustments to the forward attachment point to keep the |
fore peak tent taught but it turned out great and provides much
more protection from the sun and rain.