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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:30 am 
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I made hull covers for the front on my H-17 years ago. I wrapped canvas around the hulls, stapled it to fit with an office stapler, took them off, sewed them on a sewing machine, removed the staples, turned them inside out and was done! remarkably easy to do.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:47 pm 
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Here are my hull and tramp covers I got for my new boat.. They seems to fit really well.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Those look incredible. Every details looks to have been looked at.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:08 pm 
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No kidding... Where and how much?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:45 pm 
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hobiesrock wrote:
No kidding... Where and how much?



I got them from Rooke Sails. They are out of Memphis. Plan on spending a pretty penny on them...
If you're thinking about a trampoline cover be sure to tell Rooke if you have an old or newer 16.
I ended up having to get Rooke to modify the pockets for the jib travelers to fit the newer style of jib cleats.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:47 am 
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They do look great, but red is probably the worst color to leave in the sun. They'll be pink before you know it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:48 am 
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That's why when the boat is sitting at the house the covers will be on and a big tarp will cover everything. The sunbrella covers are to keep the pollen and other dirt off the boat. A big tarp will keep the sun off the covers


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:53 pm 
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Here is what I came up with... Material is a cheapo boat cover from walmart. I first cut nearly enough material to make hull covers off of each side starting at the front of the cover designed for a V-hull boat.. The piece I used for the tramp cover is what was left over...

It worked out great! The opening for the trap wires was in a perfect spot with just enough fabric for a hem (pure luck) and this really left only having to add a chunk on each corner and sew up a new hem for the shock cord at the edge... Well.. And a few other details of course.. Like taking it in at the center (that is tripled up) so the reinforced factory corners could be used at the aft corner castings.. An old tent bottom was used for reinforcement at main traveler/jib, and under the loop in the center so if I wanted I could use main halyard to lift it...

All work done on cheapo sewing machine with UV stable thread.. Oh.. and the Walmart cover provided all the shock cord and hooks ect... The balls (blue) are cheapo HF stuff..

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Oh yeah... and my patented boat rack... The wheels don't even need to come untied.. The boat sits just above them when parked.. Ya just roll it into place, lift the front about an inch and slide the front blocks under.. Strap it down.. Done.. Easy as could be.. :D

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Nice!


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