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Old 06-10-2012, 13:00   #1
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Stretched Sunbrella?

My Sunbrella boom tent cover I had made last year has stretched some due to wind and rain. Is there any way to tighten it back up some? I have just been taking it off and hand cleaning and laying it on the deck to dry every few months, however the windward side has stretched quite a bit. Any suggestions?
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Re: Stretched Sunbrella?

The nature of Sunbrella is that it gets loose when it is wet and cool, but shrinks when it is warm and dry. It seems counterintuitive, but that is its nature. You can adjust attachments for one extreme, but then need to be prepared for the other.
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Old 06-10-2012, 18:23   #3
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No that makes sense and it does that but several areas are very stretched even when hot and dry out even after adjustments. I was wondering about washing/ drying to tighten weave back up kinda like denim does? Maybe sounds silly...the Bimini and foredeck cover not as stretched as the boom tent
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