Covid-19

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COVID-19
Regarding the Government announcement of the national lockdown from Thursday 5th November, we will continue to work on-site and remotely.
We are ready to support you with your enquiries so please phone us to see how best you can have your items delivered to us and safely returned to you.
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Courier

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Notes

Order Now: We no longer collect due to people not being at home. You send it to us and we will deliver back to you on completion of work and once payment has been made.

Courier Charges from £30.00 Nationwide Please ensure that all items are free from dirt and wildlife. Only dry products can be repaired.

If you require us to dry your product please advise us prior to delivering as this may lengthen the time we require to complete our work and return your item to you.

All items will be checked for wear and tear and our clients will be advised of any recommended maintenance work. No additional work will be undertaken without the prior agreement of the charge.

We have the facility to service/repair items from small-bespoke bags to Marquees including garden furniture, canvas and heavy leather products.

Clearly, indicate or take a photo (email) of the area for repair.

3-4 day turn around for those wishing to be back in their caravans for the weekend

Outdoor Revolution Air Dale 7 family tent review

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Air Dale 7 tent review

Follonica, Tuscany, Italy
38 degrees Celsius
We have had no issues with the tent at all. Due to our sheltered position from any wind, we have not even needed to tie it down. We have had a few large gusts of wind and the tent has not moved.
Air beam
Pumped up the day we arrived and they have not lost any pressure at all. With blistering heat the beams are standing up well and do not get softer at night when they cool down.
Lounge liner
Best investment one could do if you are heading to the heat. We could not go in the tent a few weeks ago in 30 degree back in Rutland, but now with the liner it is still hot but not radiating heat. When we put the liner up in the heat the difference was immediate.
I would also recommend Outdoor Revolution looking at a liner option for the front porch. This would work for the less windy camping spots in the heat.
Ventilation
The Airdale 7 only has one side door which means in this case due to the site we have against the hedge and it is not usable. Ventilation would be better with two side doors so for hot weather camping the Airdale 6 might be a better option.
In saying that the ventilation system work well and even better if you add the lounge liner.
Space
Massive, lots of room and kids have all there fretinds over and sit inside as everyone else is to hot in motorhomes and caravans.
The Airdale tent option is the best option for the heat over the caravans and motorhome unless you have air conditioning as a tent cools down at night.
We are very fortunate to find this campsite as every pitch come with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom making life so easy. Great site with swimming pool.

I would recommend the outdoor revolution tent airbeam system to anyone as it it easy and fast to put up and better than poles once up.
My father repairs tents for a living and he note a lot of people are still unsure about air beams in hot weather. He is now happy to tell his customers air beams work, BUT you must purchase a good tent from a good quality supplier and it must have the air release system to avoid the air beam blowing up in the heat.

Author: Bethmillersailing.co.uk

Cleaning your outdoor Camping and Glamping fabrics

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How to alter and repair awnings

Cleaning your outdoor Camping and Glamping fabrics

For many years OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS has repaired or refused to repair Awnings, tent and other covers that have been commercially cleaned.

Due to the heavy use of chemicals used in the cleaning process, we have people bringing in Awnings with rotting threads and brittle fabrics.

Commercial cleaning damage

MATERIALS

When too many chemicals or the wrong chemicals are used it turns the material very brittle and ages the fabric.

The fabric has the tendency to crack and tears from that point very easily.

The fabric seems to also rot earlier than one would want from a quality awning, tent or Glamping product.

THREADS

In the cleaning process, the threads just rot away quickly, far faster than the fabric its self.

REPAIRS

OSS will refuse to repair 1 out of 20 awnings due to the quality of the material.

Restitching is common for us to do if the material is still OK, but we do refuse to repair some items as we know it is very likely that the fabric around our repair is not in good condition and will possibly rip around the repair.


 

Canvas Cleaning for Caravan awning, tents and sails

Trees, birds, seaspray, car exhaust, mould and dogs are just some of the culprits for staining awnings, so as far as is practicable, protect your awning from trouble.

Cleaning services for canvas products is limited in the UK with many issues of damage and loss in the post items when people send their valuable camping items away for cleaning.

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS recommendation is as follows.

  1. Erect your tent, Caravan awning or sail at home and with a hose and cloth clean off any dirt you may have on the awning.
  2. Clean with Iosso in a bath and drip dry over the bath
  3. Treat with Wet & Forget by spraying on with your Garden Sprayer
  4. Reproof if required with reproofing such as Grangers Fabsil. There are many options for sale at your local outdoor shop or on the Internet. OSS do not currently recommend one product.

Do not ever water jet your outdoor materials as this will only damage the materials and remove any waterproofing the materials might have.

Cleaning

Always wait until the canvas is dry before dealing with mud or dirt when it can usually be removed with a stiff brush. Stubborn marks can be tackled with plain water, but anything stronger should be avoided if possible. If too unsightly, try soap and water but never detergent. Any area touched by the soap solution will have to be reproofed.

Windows with water and wiped with a soft cloth to remove drips.

Reproofing

Small patches can be treated with an aerosol proofer and should be applied when the awning is dry and in a well-ventilated place. Note the proofer contains solvents which are highly flammable. For larger areas, it may be better to use a soft paintbrush. Ideal conditions are a warm, dry day, but avoid hot sun which will dry the proofer out too quickly. Do not forget to protect vinyl windows, mud walls, grass and tarmac while using products which contain spirit-based solvents. Do not pack the awning away until the solvent has completely dried out.

 

Cleaning, removes mould and mildew

Colour & fabric safe! Removes mould, mildew, algae stain, bird droppings, spider droppings, tannin (leaf) stain, tree sap, tough dirt, grease and oil, some food and drink stains, blood stains and more! Recommended for use on awnings, tents, boat covers, canvas, cushions, carpeting, umbrellas, camping gear, inflatables, fabrics, vinyl, plastic and fibreglass. It is non-chlorine, biodegradable and has no harmful vapours.

Just add water!

 

  1. Just put your fabric in the bath, agitate for some time and leave overnight for better results.
  2. Drip dry over the bath
  3. Erect outside to dry.

 

Anti Mould and Mildrew

This treatment will prevent Moss, Mould and mildew from coming back.

WARNING:

Your material may need reproofing after treatment with this product.

  1. Just use your garden sprayer and dilute as per instructions
  2. Treat prior to winter storage
  3. Treat at the start of the season.

 

Wet and Forget 

Clean Outside Surfaces and Remove Moss with Original Wet and Forget Cleaners

Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae removal on any exterior surface. When diluted with water and applied, it immediately attacks these unsightly contaminants.

Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help flush away the Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae without scouring the surface it has infested. Wet & Forget is a safe and effective way of removing these contaminants from ANY exterior surface.  Once applied the wind and the rain will gently takes the decomposing material away bit by bit until the surface is clean.

  • Non-caustic.
  • Non-acidic.
  • No bleach.
  • No pressure washing.
  • No elbow grease.
  • 5L concentrate makes 30L of product. No special equipment required just a good garden sprayer.
  • Easy to maintain, reapply at the first sign of recontamination.
  • UNLIMITED shelf life even when mixed with water.

 

Re sealing Fabric

 

Silicone-based proofer with UV protection for tents, awning, garden furniture and outdoor accessories.
PROOFING
No matter how good your clothing, footwear and equipment, Factory-applied DWR coatings will not maintain their performance indefinitely.

Grangers have developed a range of products designed to care for all your outdoor gear

to the highest standards and extend the life of your equipment for many years.
ADVANCED MIRRORED TECHNOLOGIES

Granger's Advanced Mirrored Technologies mirror the performance of both the cleaning and proofing processes of the manufacturer's Durable Waterproof repellency (DWR) layer.

Our AMT technologies mirror those of the world's leading outdoor brands.
Granger's AMT means: 
  • Fabric breathability is maintained.
  • Superb bonding of treatment to the fabric.
  • The visual appearance of the garment is maintained.
  • Our DWR finish will remain on the fabric even after many washes

 

How to make a RS Feva

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The RS Feva is a two- person sailing dinghydesigned by Paul Handley in 2002. It is manufactured and distributed by RS Sailing.[1]The RS Feva is an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) International Class, a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Supported Junior Class

RS Feva are a rotational moulded boat.

There are 3 layers to the plastic Feva

  • Polyethylene outer layer giving it the tough rigidity of the outer layer
  • Inner layer expanding foam
  • Inside layer natural polyethylene to give it rigidity on the inside.

The mould is loaded with pallets and rotated into an oven where the plastic slowly melts and set with a cooling process.

This process is repeated for each layer of material.


YouTube Video.

How to make a plastic boat by Steve Dean

5 Reasons Why All Kids Should Sail

5 reason why kids should sail

There might be nothing in the world that packs as many life lessons as the activity of sailing. It teaches teamwork, engineering, history, patience, oceanography, ecology…all in one fell swoop. Because of this, we believe every kid should learn to sail and here’s the top five reasons why.

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Youtube

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OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS  now has its own YouTube channel.

Take a look at our sewing capibilities.

Sewing capabilities

We offer concept design services through to consumer project management and everything in between including concept consultancy, design, fabric textile specification, prototyping, knife and laser cutting, product fabrication. 

Outdoor Sewing Solutions are currently undertaking work for companies from a wide spectrum of industry sectors mostly involved in the leisure activity sectors such as Caravan accessories, Caravan awning manufactures, Climbing walls manufactures, Marine servicing, Boatbuilding. We have also taken on work for others including The Institute for Outdoor Learning.

The Heavy-duty sewing machines in our workshop allow OSS to handle a massive range of material weights.

NEW This year is Glamping contract manufacturing.

In order to reduce costs, our clients are now able to design and purchase their own materials and free issue either cut panels or raw material to us for assembly.

This means we only charge you for the assembly without added costs of Purchasing your materials with large markups. This puts all control of costs back into your hands. OSS is also able to hold stock of your materials on site.

Glamping Types

DIY Cleaning and proofing

Sewing capabilities

MY Channel

 

 


 

Sewing capabilities

We offer concept design services through to consumer project management and everything in between including concept consultancy, design, fabric textile specification, prototyping, knife and laser cutting, product fabrication. 

Outdoor Sewing Solutions are currently undertaking work for companies from a wide spectrum of industry sectors mostly involved in the leisure activity sectors such as Caravan accessories, Caravan awning manufactures, Climbing walls manufactures, Marine servicing, Boatbuilding. We have also taken on work for others including The Institute for Outdoor Learning.

The Heavy-duty sewing machines in our workshop allow OSS to handle a massive range of material weights.

NEW This year is Glamping contract manufacturing.

In order to reduce costs, our clients are now able to design and purchase their own materials and free issue either cut panels or raw material to us for assembly.

This means we only charge you for the assembly without added costs of Purchasing your materials with large markups. This puts all control of costs back into your hands. OSS is also able to hold stock of your materials on site.

Glamping Types

DIY Cleaning and proofing

Sewing capabilities

 

 

Gazebo from the inside

Gazebo from the outdise

Beth Miller sailing success in 2018

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Beth Miller Sailing"s Blog is now Live www.bethmillersailing.co.uk

St Aidan's CE High School girl Beth Miller was the first-placed girl and an impressive second overall at the RS Tera Pro World Championships at RS Games in Weymouth Portland, sailing in the 66-strong RS Tera Pro fleet for older juniors in the class, likewise having to contend with some strong breezes. Over five days and 12 races, Beth's results included a race win and two seconds, plus a consistent set of top 10 finishes to secure the girls' title by a clear margin.

Run over 5 days and 12 races Beth took a creditable 1st place in race 5 and finished 2nd in two other races. Day 5 was abandoned due to heavy winds leaving Miller a clear second overall and first girl by some margin.

A lesson in consistency on day four in the heavy breeze Secured her title and second overall with Beth finishing 8th, 8th and 9th.

Other YDSC Pro fleet results were Oliver Rayner in 16th and taking the 1st position in race 6 and Esme Barraclough in 20 places overall.

Beth was representing Yorkshire Dales Sailing club and sailing under the New Zealand flag, representing her father native country.

In the Sports Fleet Oatlands Schoolboy, soon to be Harrogate Grammer School, William Bailey came fifth overall in a very close run battle for first place overall in the Sports Fleet (80 boats).

Thomas Bates of Ripon Sailing club entered in his first open regatta away from his local club finished a very credible 21st in the sports fleet.

Miller, Bailey, Bates and all the other Yorkshire Dales competitors have been a part of the youth training scheme at Ripon Sailing Club in Knaresborough and later move to Yorkshire Dales Sailing club to develop their skills on a larger and more challenging training ground.


 

Beth Miller Sailing, 2nd overall, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018

2018 results

1st girl: RS Tera World championships 2018

2nd overall: Rs Tera World Championships 2018

RS Tera World Championship at the RS Games, Weymouth & Portland - Overall

2nd girl: Rs Tera Start of Seasons. results & write up. Photo of Beth leading the fleet off the start line.

3rd Girl: RS Tera Inland Nationals. results and write up.

16th: RS Tera Nationals. results and write up.

Stray FM article click here

Beth Miller on day 4 of the RS Tera Worlds during the RS Games at the WPNSA

 

Beth, who competed under the New Zealand flag (at organizers request to increase nation's participation) of her dad Martin's native country

The realisation of becoming the Female RS Tera Pro World Champion and second overall hasn’t yet sunk in. Leading up to the event, I would try to go to Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club as often as possible to practice my sport and perfect the little things such as hiking, tacking and jibing. Achieving something as great as this has given me an amazing feeling but at the same time, it feels like you now have such a high standard to maintain. I’ve been training hard over the past four years and especially this last season. To achieve this means a lot and it shows that anything is possible. Before the start of this regatta, one of the massive things I lacked was self-confidence. I would always doubt my ability and say that I can never beat certain competitors. During the worlds I proved myself wrong and that anything you put your mind and time to is possible. Now that I have become a world class sailor, I have much more self-belief and feel much better about my sailing. I now know I can go out and beat people I never thought I could and that has already benefited me massively.

The RS Tera Pro fleet regatta was very competitive but I think what assisted me in attaining my position were the starts and overall boat handling. My dad has been my main coach over the past four years and he has always taught me to keep my boat flat and rarely try to win the starts. Before the competition, Dad and I would sit down at the computer and watch Laser Olympic races and look at there techniques and then I tried to apply them to my own sailing In the heavy winds, I’ve been taught to play the mainsail through the gusts to keep the boat flat. On the start line, many sailors would compete to win the line but it’s more successful to be on the front row with clear air. I am not as tactical as many of my fellow sailors so before we are given the signal to launch I will find somewhere with my dad where we can look at the race course and its surroundings. I will also look at the forecast and see if it may shift and a roughly what time so I am then able to head up the bias side of the beat. The one thing I will never do is bang corners because if the wind does unexpectedly shift you can lose out massively. If I am ever in doubt about the bias side, I will always sail up the middle of the course and look at the surrounding boats to see which side looks favoured. I’m only as good as the weakest sailor, and the best advice I’ve ever been given is “Go out there, sail your hardest and what happens happens.”
Next season, I would like to go up to the RS Feva. I feel like this would be a good option because it can then improve my sailing in many different ways Hopefully, the Feva will give me more understanding of the science behind sailing and therefore make me understand how to generate more speed and power through the body and controls. Sailing a Feva will then give me experience in both a single and double handed boat. Due to going into Year 10 and starting My GCSE’s, I may have to reduce my time sailing but would still like to enter in competitions and get as far as possible.

2019 - 2020

I hope to sail the RS Feva for about two years before making the decision to either stay in a double-handed boat or go back to single handed.

I have now teamed up with her friend Tilda Brayshay to sail in the RS Feva fleet. We have been selected for the RYA RS Feva XL Zone Squad and will be training over the winter to get ready for the RES Feva Nationals in Abersoch next May 2019.


 

Race 7 Beth 1st round the top mark, 2nd overall.

Beth second around top mark, Second overall.

1st girl, RS Tera Pro World Champs 2018
Beth Miller Sailing, 2nd overall, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018
Beth Miller Sailing, 1st Girl, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018
Beth Miller Sailing, 1st Girl, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018

 

Worlds Prize giving & speech

RS Tera World Championship 2018

BBC Look North Interview

Beth Miller Sailing, BBC Look North
Beth Miller Sailing, BBC Look North
Beth Miller Sailing, BBC Look North

 

Beth started sailing the Tera in 2014 and entered the Regatta Fleet at the 2014 National Championships finishing a comfortable Last.

MAGIC MARINE RS Tera National Championships CHAMPIONSHIP FLEET 2014


 

2019

Team BT (Bad Tactics Sailing)

Beth has now teamed up with her friend Tilda to sail in the RS Feva fleet and will be working towards the Nationals in May 2019.

BT have now been selected for the RYA RS Feva XL Zone Squad.

Tilda Brayshay 2018 Scottish RS Tera Champion

BT Sailing, RS Feva 390