At EXE Sails & Covers, we are very keen on taking on and assisting with any special project you may be taking on. We have a wealth of knoweledge at our disposal and we love a new challenge.
Below are a few of our latest projects:
Austin Toast Rack
The brief was to provide canvas sides for an Austin Toast Rack, a car over 100 years old that has belonged to a local family since new. They provide the car for weddings and other events so it is essential that it can be enclosed ensuring the bride doesn’t get wet!!
We came up with a neat solution that almost looks original, it was inevetible that the appearance of the car would change dramatically the customer was exceptionally pleased with the results.
Wayfarer Cruising canopy
As an illustration of just what is achievable in terms of special projects or one-off items, the project below gives a good example. If you have a dinghy you’d like a Cuddy for, similar to the one below, don’t despair. The measurement can be done remotely and the finished item sent through the post. All enquiries welcome.
This was a special project to produce a flexible waterproof canopy for a cruising Wayfarer dinghy. The requirement was for a cuddy/tent combination which would keep crew sheltered when resting and yet be easily collapsible and have no frames. Viewed from the front.
It was an interesting challenge making a cuddy in two pieces which split down the middle, and was able to be undone instantly allowing access to the mast for dropping sails. The kicker position had to be changed for this to work.
When stowed the canopy lashed down to it’s track, being handily out of the way, yet ready for use.
There is also a rear extension which zips onto the back edge of the cuddy forming a total boat tent, though this doesn’t really do much but keep the rain out, and creates limited space inside. For proper camping, a roomier Boom tent is a lot more practical. However, you can’t cross the Channel with a boom tent set up.