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    Posted: 16 April 2012 at 10:03pm
I have a Glastron V156 with a bow cover and convertible top that both have shrunk over the years. With the bow cover, could I use the old cover that's shrunk and add 1/2" to the whole outside perimeter? Eventhough it seems logical, I can also see problems with fitment. What is the best way to try and recreate a bow cover? Thanks!
 
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I won't use the old one. Make a pattern up, get some nice strong plastic sheeting, like shrink wrap or damp proof membrane, tape it down over the bow, draw around it & mark the snaps on it. Then you can see where to reinforce the edge when you make up the real deal, personally I would only put the snaps on at the boat.
If you have a pole to support the middle of the cover ?  you can either put a snap in the middle to pop on to the pole or a grommet if the pole has a spike. You don't need to allow anything for the pole in the material, just tension it up so it's higher than the edges.
 
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Edited by suziQ - 17 April 2012 at 12:52pm
If it aint broke, don't fix it !
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