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    Posted: 06 December 2012 at 2:52am
Hi all,

I am working on a winter project with a friends boat. We want to make some cap rail covers to protect the teak we have been slaving over the past week. I have done some Sunbrella covers before but this is the first project like this and I am not sure how to approach this. Any advice would be appreciated.

The cap rails are quite wide (12"0) and have a tiered construction. They curve of course and what I have concluded and please correct me if I am wrong, is that the cover should be made in 3 sections. A top which will follow the contours of the horizontal plane and two hems, one to secure an edge to the rub rail and the other to secure with the inboard edge of the cap rail.

At first I was thinking to make a long section with hem for the snaps and then snap it on to the rub rail and contour it around. But I am not sure that the fabric would not just pucker as it curves around as the Sunbrella weave doesn't have much give. Would be interested to hear any ideas on how best to approach this. Trying to get a snug fit.






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Hi, Your photos did not come through. Can you email them to matt@sailrite.com
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For a snug fit you are correct that the cover should be three pieces: The top which is curved and two sides with bottom hems for the snaps. You could use the pattern material (clear vinyl) to pattern the curve quite nicely.
 
Alternatively you could use one piece and snap to the rubrail. Then you would create sewn darts in the top to handle the curve. This would work but it won't look as nice and it actually might be harder.
 
Hope this helps.
 
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Forgot to say --- very nice brightwork!
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