S/Y EFAKI is a Mirage 28 built in 1977 by Thames Marine (UK) 


S/Y EFAKI is a member of the Piraeus Sailing Club (I.O.P.)


Home Up

I had decided to renew the upholstery of the boat since the old one after so many years and so many temporary repairs had became an awful sight. This happened mainly because the old upholstery was glued upon a layer of batting. By the years and because of humidity, wetness and extreme heat both the upholstery and the batting  had both come apart and begin to ware (chafe).

So I removed the upholstery  (which will be used for a pattern for the new one) and most of the batting but the remains of the batting especially those little areas (specially in corners) with glue were the hard part.


 I had to remove all these spots because they continually were chafing and filling up with dirt the boat while they could create problems later while installing the new upholstery. It was quite difficult removing all these little spots and initially I used two manual scrapers.


These tools were not adequate for the job involved and needed very effective (almost brutal) force applied. Then on the last bulleting of the Snapdragon and Mirage Association I read a comment about the Bosch electric scraper which I did buy. This tool is now part of my collection and certainly worth it's money (65 Euros from the Praktiker DIY stores). 



This Page was last updated: May 15th 2003.