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    Posted: 28 October 2008 at 8:24am

Good Morning,

I am in the process of constructing a cover for a bass fishing boat.  To secure the boat, a combination of tie downs and a pocket for a cinch line will be sewn into the bottom of the cover.

 

Are there any recommendations you can make when sewing the tie downs into the cover with regards to how they should be sewn in, using a reinforcement patch, etc.? 

 

In addition, are there any recommendations you can make when sewing the pocket in for the cinch line?

 

One last item, is there an industry standard used for the length of fabric allowed from the top plane of the boat to run down the hull for the cinch line?  Essentially the piece that will be gathered around the hull to help secure it in place.

 

As always, thank you for your input and assistance.

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A lot depends upon the material being used. If using Sunbrella be sure to line the pocket with something less abrasion resistant. SurLast would work well as a liner. It is flexible and very abrasion resistant. I would use loops of webbing sewn to the cover for the tie downs locations.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks Matt,

I am in fact using Sunbrella and will be sure to line the pocket.  I hand't actually thought of that aspect and appreciate the advice.  I will probably use Harbor Time as I have some on hand already. 

Is there a standard to use for the distance to run down the hull from the top edge of the boat for the cinch line (how far down should the cover drop on the sides of the hull?)?

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All boats are different but the longer the skirt the more protective the cover will be. Just go with what looks good and gets the cinch line in a location where tensioning it will help to hold the cover down and on.
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Skirt - that's the word I was missing Wink
 
Thanks as always for your excellent service and advice.  It is certaintly appreciated.
 
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Keri
 
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