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    Posted: 03 August 2012 at 4:18pm
The current sliding lexan hatch and companionway cover is Sunbrella on the outside and some kind of soft fabric-coated insulation on the inside. The insulation fabric has started to come apart on the stitch-lines. The location is Texas, and insulation is probably a good idea.

I'm thinking of replicating the design described above except using BoatBlanket for the insulation. The soft-side of the BoatBlanket would be toward the sliding-hatch lexan and toward the companionway slats.

Would you please comment if this seems to be an appropriate application of BoatBlanket.
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Hello Tejas,
I think that you are on to something.  The Boat Blanket is 100% polyester and should insulate well with an outside layer of Sunbrella Marine Grade.   When you get a chance, send us some photos of your project.
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The companionway cover as described in the OP turned out OK. FYI to other folks, mistakes, fortunately not fatal were:

Rounded inside corners that didn't entirely feed through a binder. The error was mitigated by sectioning a short distance and sewing binding without a binder.

Failing to factor in pucker when binding. The resulting cover was just a bit too short to install snap buttons in the cover that would match up with snap sockets already installed. The error was mitigated by installing the snap buttons on webbing sewed on the underside and that is just barely visible.

Photos to follow when the camera USB cable can be located.

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Hello Tejas,
thank you for sharing your project with us.  I will be watching for the photos. 
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