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Old 13-07-2010, 10:18   #1
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Dinghy Cover

Anyone know where to get a cover for a 12' brig dinghy, besides an expensive canvas shop. The tubes are getting cooked down south, I didn't know if there was any companies that made tube covers, or of any other way to protect them.
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Old 13-07-2010, 10:47   #2
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I have read of folks making their own. but if you don't sew maybe you could just cut sunbrella (or whatever uv resistant fabric) to shape with a hot knife to seal the edges of the fabric and then glue velcro onto the covers and the boat?

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An alternative to a cover might be to paint it with a topcoat product. My dink was getting to look pretty bad from UV damage. I covered it with the west marine liquid rubber topcoat product. I used this product because there were a few places where the fabric was showing through and a lot of fraying around the seams. It now looks grat and the underlying hypalon will be protected for at least a while. They also sell a paint type topcoat product that protects the hypalon/PVC from UV. It's available in a variety of colors. I'm thinking of painting over the gray rubber coat with the white topcoat product. My last fabric cover lasted about three years. If I get three years out of this I'll be happy and I won't have to deal with the PITA cover.
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