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Sam

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Boat cover
« on: July 22, 2020, 08:59:08 PM »
Has anyone had a boat cover made and can recommend a supplier? This is for winter storage on land. I will need to keep the mast, gaff and bowsprit with the boat - horizontally as when towing. Many thanks, Sam

dave_cawston

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Re: Boat cover
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 02:24:24 PM »
For winter I have a simple heavy duty rectangular tarpaulin with plenty of eyelets, nothing fancy, which was made up by my local lorry tarpaulin manufacturer.  Sorry cannot remember the size.  He also made a copy of the summer tailored cover which is nice and streamlined for towing.  Just Google for your local tarpaulin supplier/manufacturer.

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Re: Boat cover
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 10:05:49 PM »
Thanks for the advice, Dave. I will give that a go.

Pat Arnold

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Re: Boat cover
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 08:26:34 AM »
Hello Dave,
Could you let me know the name of the cover manufacturer you used.  I am in Norfolk (too?).
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Re: Boat cover
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 12:32:07 PM »
Hi Pat,

http://www.tomhughestarpaulins.co.uk/index.html

As you can see from their website they are based in North Shields.  To make a tailored/shaped cover, they need the original as a pattern, but not for rectangular/square etc..  A long long way from Norfolk (lost count of the number of times we have done that A1, A17, A47 journey to the Broads).

Pat Arnold

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Re: Boat cover
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 06:54:58 PM »
Many thanks, Dave.  Have found one near Fakenham.  What material have you used?  Canvas or PVC?

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Re: Boat cover
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2021, 10:43:38 AM »
Reinforced PVC.  I believe PVC lasts a lot longer than canvas, it does not rot but over time loses its elasticity, certainly in the case of my 20+ year old streamlined pvc cover.  But it still does the job.  Canvas will absorb moisture and rot unless kept very clean and waterproofed.
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Re: Boat cover
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2021, 07:04:25 AM »
Good intel.  Many thanks.