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    Posted: 14 July 2008 at 7:04pm
Sorry if this has been asked, but I have not been able to find it.
 
I am replacing a cockpit cover on a fishing boat.  I believe the current cover is Stamoid (if not it's very similar).  Here are my questions - Should I use the 8.3oz or 12.7oz (I think it's currently 8.3 since it doesn't appear to be vinyl coated on the underside)?  Next - what size needle and size/type of thread should I use (I've been using v-92 Dabon polyester for Sunbrella).  Lastly what about reinforcement for snaps?  For Sunbrella I've been using 1-1/2" polyester webbing.  Would I use the same material or use 2" Stamoid facing?
 
P.S.  This boat is in a relatively harsh environment - Salt air (docked at the New Jersey shore) and is in the water from May until late December/early January.
 
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Jeff
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Hi Jeff,

I like the 12.7 oz because it is easier to clean on both sides. But if you want the lighter weight of the 8.3 oz for storage and ease of installation then go with the lighter version. Use a #18 needle and V-92 thread. Webbing or facing would both work fine for snap reinforcement.

Please see www.canvas-fabrics.com for more details on outdoor fabrics.

Thanks, Matt

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