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 Post subject: Boat cover
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:21 pm 
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My 21sc is disassembled and in a container bound for the warm waters of Kaneohe Bay! I think its time to stop using the Home Depot tarp as a cover. Does anyone have any good leads on where to get a nice Sunbrella cover made? Preferably a shop that already has a pattern for the boat.
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 Post subject: Re: Boat cover
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:28 pm 
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My SC came with a full size cover and, after a couple of sails, I tossed it in the trash and started using Home Depot tarps.

Only the tramps need protection, and it's just too much work to remove and put back the thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Boat cover
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:17 pm 
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I bought some sunbrella material off of eprey along with some brass grommets and two plastic zippers. After taking a few measurements, I had my wife use her home sewing machine to make a two piece cover with the break at the center beam, that just drapes over the hulls. The Sunbrella does last a lot longer than the blue tarps and handles the wind much better as well.

Harbor Freight sells hole punches that you chuck up in your drill motor. I used them and a plastic cutting board to create the holes for the brass grommets. Don't forget to put grommets in the middle of your tarp for drainage.

I also have a cutom made cover, and must agree is a PITA to put on and take off.

If you can't sew, but know how to use a measuring tape and scissors, you could run a bead om 3M 5200 around the edge, fold the edge over and clamp between a couple of 1 x 2"s. This might be hard to do near the zipppers that you will need to install around the shroud lines. A little hand stitching may be in order there, and you could use velcro, if you planned it right.

Good luck!

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