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    Posted: 16 November 2009 at 3:29pm

Hello,

I am in the process of making a winter storage cover for 36' sailboat. The style cover is of the "boom tent" variety. I am using Top Gun to make the cover. My intentions are to have the cover extend down over the toe rail a number of inches to protect both the teak toe rail from the elements as well prevent water seepage on the deck and ensure it drains off the boat. I'd like to add a band (about 10") of "softer" feel material as an inside layer of the cover that will extend over the toe rail and rest against the hull of the boat.  This would also be a second layer of material for grommet installation which will be used to tie the cover down weaving from side to side under the hull.

What would you recommend for this application? I am looking for a material that is water/mildew resistant, will hold up well, but will be "softer" against the hull.

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Keri
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Hi Keri:
 
I would use 10 oz canvas duck, our item number 863.  If you have not yet bought the cloth, consider Odyssey III.  It is a lighter version of Top Gun and will hold up very well for this project.
 
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Dan Smith
 
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Hi Keri,
There are no right or wrong answers here but I would consider Odyssey SoftTouch as the "soft" layer. This material will also provide padding.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Keri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2009 at 7:25pm
Thank you both for the suggestions.  I have ordered samples of both materials from you earlier today.
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