Let’s take a moment to talk about boats covers. From yachts, sailboats, cruisers, houseboats, and more, boats come in various types, shapes, and sizes. Some are made for freshwater, and some for the sea. When it comes to textiles for boat covers, it’s important to find the one that suits your specific circumstances.
If your pre-owned boat did not come with a cover or the existing one isn’t up to par, you’ll want to invest or upgrade soon. Anyone who has dealt with a less-than-waterproof boat cover will likely prioritize finding a fully waterproof option, but of course, these covers have advantages and disadvantages.
Boats are subjected to a series of wet and dry cycles and other environmental elements, ranging from hot and humid days in the summer to potentially freezing temperatures in the winter to salt air, dirt, hailstorms, bird droppings and more year round. This makes finding the right boat cover a must in order to protect your investment.
Whether you’re buying a boat cover for the first time or replacing an older one, it’s important to understand what to look for among the various options you have to choose from. Here are some common myths to be aware of as you do your research.
For 44 years, do-it-yourself canvas work has been a part of our business and our passion. So it’s not surprising that one of the questions we get asked most is: “What do I need to do my own canvas work?”
Starting to do your own canvas work is easy and all you really need is a sewing machine. However, depending on the project, you could also need a variety of other tools and soft goods.
Tool quality and selection is important. To help with selection, here are Sailrite Owner Matt Grant’s recommendations for a beginner’s toolbox.