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Old 27-05-2015, 16:31   #1
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Best dinghy cover

I recently purchased an achilles dinghy 280-LX. I don't have a cover for it yet, and I have been looking around because it will be kept outdoors in the summer and it is important to keep water out of it. I looked at a website called boat covers direct, and the covers look really nice, however, they are around $200 dollars. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this brand of cover, and if it is a good brand. Also, if anyone has any other brands they recommend I would like to know please. I don't just want the cheapest cover, I want something that will work well and keep rain water out during storms, UV rays off, etc.
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Re: Best dinghy cover

What is the material?

What is the thread? The thread must be PTFE, like Gore Tenara, to ensure sunlight doesn't disintegrate the thread.

Here is the cover I designed and fabricated for my dinghy.
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You obviously know your way around a sewing machine. Very impressive!!

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You obviously know your way around a sewing machine. Very impressive!!
Thanks very much.

My sewing was based on zero experience, having never sewn before, but I thought, studied and planned, then made a new enclosure for my boat and my dinghy.

Now I am very comfortable w/ these projects.
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