I made one set of chaps (but I refuse to call them that, Dingy Covers) for a customer, and I found it tedious, cutouts for the handles, side ropes, oar locks, and making it stay on when going fast. And I made so little on the job.
So I refused any further Dingy Cover jobs, and glad of it.
Our own dingies never had covers, My friend Jim Ploughman said the bottoms get banged up faster then the tops anyhow. In 24 years cruising we've had two dingies, no "chaps". And they are lighter to pull up the beach and to lift
up at night.
But I know...Everyone has them so we must be sheeps and follow them. Besides, the canvas
people got car payments to make.
Sailing is a sport, an athletic activity, not a sedentary one.
Fred Roswold-Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Mexico