My wife made our dinghy
chaps for our Hypolon dinghy
about 12 months ago. They are made from Sunbrella and are holding up well.
They really made a difference in the Sea of Cortez
... No hot tubes to sit on.
Also judging from the black scuff marks that occasionally pop up on the chaps, they do provide protection against docks, rocks, davits
and other things bouncing against your tubes.
, other cruisers were paying locals from $350 to $500 for Sunbrella Dinghy Chaps.
In my opinion, a small price
to pay to protect your investment.