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Direct rain on bow cover

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Boat Tops
Forum Discription: Questions about Biminis and Dodgers
URL: http://forum.sailrite.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=3608
Printed Date: 20 November 2019 at 12:08pm


Topic: Direct rain on bow cover
Posted By: smeyer57
Subject: Direct rain on bow cover
Date Posted: 24 July 2018 at 3:48pm
I am planning on making a bow cover for my boat and have one thing I haven't figured out ye. The current boat cover has snaps all around  and I would like to use these but up front  there is a trolling motor mounted to a carpeted piece of plywood in front of the snaps. When rain rolls to the front it hits the plywood and then pours underneath. Is there a way to redirect the rain or can I fill the gap between the cover and the plywood with something to stop it. My first thought would be to sew a 1/2" diameter "pool noodle" material into the cover.

Thanks



Replies:
Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 24 July 2018 at 3:58pm
Why not incorporate the carpeted board into the design of the cover itself? So the material would snap boat and then a flap of material would extend up from the cover and snap to the board. In this manner the trough created would shed the water of the sides and not into the boat.

The noodle could work too but it is bulky.


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Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite


Posted By: smeyer57
Date Posted: 24 July 2018 at 4:58pm
Matt,
That is an excellent idea. I hadn't thought of a flap.
Thank you!


Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 24 July 2018 at 5:04pm
Should work very well, go to it!

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Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite



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