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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
URL: http://forum.sailrite.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1069
Printed Date: 04 December 2022 at 7:03pm


Topic: Which Material
Posted By: Highland Fling
Subject: Which Material
Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 5:02pm
To use to make UV proof covers for our Lewmar Ocean hatches i would prefer not to have to fix snaps to the frame so something with a draw string that could be trapped by the opening frame.  Sunbrella is too thick really

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OLOTBSOL

kindest regards

David



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Posted By: w1ndfall
Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 5:06pm
I think it is.
 
I woulkd use 4 pieces of shock cord sewn at a 45 degree angle across the corners and let the shock cord hold the covers.  If properly installed, the shock cord should cause the corner to pucker when it is off the hatch.  If it does not pucker, the cord is too loose.
 
I hope that this helps.
 
Best regards,
Dan Smith
Annapolis Sailrite Store Manager


Posted By: Highland Fling
Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 5:48pm
nice thanks good idea sadly i cant post pictures here

but these are the hatches we have

http://www.lewmar.com/product-listing.asp?action=search&type=54

you can see there is a gap between the frame and the base and seal BUT it is not very big so the shock cord would have to be slim and then how do we stop it getting trapped between the hatch lid and the seal?

Perhaps instead of shock cord we could use a flat elastic?

What would you suggest we use as  the cover?


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OLOTBSOL

kindest regards

David


Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 7:25pm
Hi David, Use SurLast for the fabric and go with Dan's idea for the shock cord at the corners or use a fine drawstring which runs in a sleeve all around the bottom of the cover. You might opt for a larger than normal round shock cord to keep the cord from pulling into the gap too much. Just a thought.
Thanks, Matt
Sailrite
 


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Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite



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