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ShopTalk Exterior

This custom Makrolon
enclosure is on a Dix 57 steelhulled sailing sloop restored
by the author's friends over the
past 18 years. Photo taken in
Smiths Cove, Gloucester, Mass.

Track-to-track
enclosure fabrication
By Mark Hood, MFC

A right-hand
zipper foot
is a must
when working
with Makrolon®.

t Hood Canvas, we fabricate
rigid panels frequently. We have
devised a method of fabricating
these panels that is more mainstream
than our usual method of fabrication
where we face zippers to hide them.
In this article, we will fabricate a pair
of sample enclosure panels start to
finish using Marine 5 Makrolon® and
Stamoid Open®.

A

of our lines, we punch holes so we
can mark through them. When all
pieces are attached, the panels should
match our pattern exactly. The holes
represent the edge of the Makrolon.
The ¾-inch cutback on the vertical
edge will be added back in later
steps using folded strips. This allows
our vertical zipper to be installed
between the edges of the Makrolon.

Photo 1 (See next page)
Here our pattern has been completed
to finished size. For our sample pattern
we are using blue Mylar® polyester
film, but normally we use Tyvek®. We
draw lines with a permanent marker
as to where we want our fabric to
attach to the Makrolon. At each end

Photo 2 (See next page)
In this photo, we have placed the
cut Makrolon onto our finished-size
pattern. We have marked through the
punched holes in our pattern onto
the Makrolon for the top and bottom
edges. The sides are marked in ¾ inch
from each vertical edge of the pattern.

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