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    Posted: 09 March 2014 at 10:17am
My husband and I have a trailerable sailboat that we plan to trailer north for the first time in about a month. We've heard that it is a good idea to cover the boat while traveling. I've viewed the video for making a powerboat cover. However, I have a question about making a sailboat version. Should I take the cover over the bow and stern rail? Or should I take it under the rails straight to the gunwale like the winter cover in your how-to video?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2014 at 10:46am
You could do either if it is attached well enough. But I like the idea of creating a lower profile cover and that means going to the gunwale. It will also be a good idea to add vents so that any air getting under the cover can leave effectively.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chdieter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2014 at 8:31pm
Thanks for the feedback. I was leaning in the direction of running under the rails.

We don't want to drill any more holes in the boat so snaps are not an option for securing the cover. Are there any drawbacks to using webbing tie-downs with plastic buckles to secure the cover?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2014 at 9:39am
I think that is a good way to go. It is positive and the webbing is soft so it won't harm the boat.
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Hello,
I suggest you to go for one which fits your boat.I also purchased the boat cover which properly fits my boat and help it to be safe from unwanted things...
Thank You :)
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I made a trailering cover for my small Precision 15 this year.  I didn't want snaps either, so I used nylon webbing on the skirt, and I  ran a narrow nylon web around the perimeter instead of rope so I could connect around desk features.  If I did it again I would make the skirt a little deeper.  I made mine six inches deep, and I'd go with at least nine inches.  If you want I will be glad to send you a picture of my cover.  Let me know, and give me an email address so I can send a picture.  - Mike

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