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Catalina 22 Spreader boots

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  1. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,505 posts, 319 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    Making Leather Catalina 22 Spreader boots

    My rubber spreader boots had definitely seen better days.
    I had wrapped tape around them until I got around to getting, or making, new ones.

    Old Rubber Boot.jpg

    What to use now ?

    In addition to the traditional leather, and the typical rubber ones available, I discovered that there are some newer designs, made of woven cloth, that allow moisture to drain & evaporate.

    https://shop.sailboatowners.com/prod.php?5338

    Taylor also makes some like that, but none of the local suppliers list them or have them in stock.
    I figure I'll make or buy some of these, but I wanted a quicker solution.

    I have some Moose hide, and some thread I used when working on my boat cover, so I decided that I'd try make some leather ones.

    Using "Inkscape" (an open source vector based graphics program), I created a template, based on an image I found online.
    I then used some old blue jean material to make a test version, to see if the dimensions were right.

    It was then a simple task to trace and cut two copies from the Moose hide, mark and punch the stitching holes with a awl, and stitch them onto the spreaders with a "herring bone" stitch.

    Stitching was a bit of a hassle initially, but it was easy once I did one side.
    I used a large curved needle, and the same UV protected thread I used on my DIY boat cover.

    $60 for leather spreader boots ? How about ones in true Canadian materials for Free ? LOL

    FWIW: Thrift stores are a good source of pieces of leather. A single cowhide jacket would supply enough leather for multiple little projects.

    Moose Hide Boots.jpg Installed Boots.jpg

    A PDF version of the template is below.

    Printing instructions on the template

    Thread holes on template are a location guide, and don't need to be as big as shown. As long as your needle and thread fit through the hole it is fine.

    C22 Leather Spreader Boot Template.pdf
     

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    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  2. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,429 posts, 929 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    I'm ya huckleberry ...
     


  3. kclancy

    kclancy

    Joined Jul 25, 2016
    112 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Sacramento
    Me too, please!
     


  4. gkmoore

    gkmoore

    Joined Nov 12, 2015
    58 posts, 8 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Lake LBJ
    I'd be interested.
     


  5. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    659 posts, 237 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    So what is the import tariff on them, I wont tell the big orange haired guy if you wont.
     


  6. Track4ever

    Track4ever

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    24 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Smithville Lake
    Add me to the list too please.
     


  7. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,505 posts, 319 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    hehe. I figure you can scuff the PDF up a bit so it appears like it's old. :laugh:

    I just got back from working at a music festival. Should have time to do the PDF tomorrow. :)
     


  8. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,505 posts, 319 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    Template posted in first post !

    Let everyone know how it works out for you.
     


  9. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,429 posts, 929 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Thanks!!:thumbup:
     


  10. Track4ever

    Track4ever

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    24 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Smithville Lake
    Thank you. It looks great.
     


  11. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    477 posts, 96 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City
    Thanks for posting, I think I'll give this a try as I have some leather laying around the shop some where.
     



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