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Originally Posted by copacabana View Post
Thanks for the answers. I was aware of the thread issue and I'm supplying the canvasmaker with my own thread. I can see that applying a protective spray seems to go a long way to improving the water resistence of the material. Now I just have to find a product here like 303! anyone know what's in the stuff?
303 Fabric Protectant seems to be a well-guarded secret. West Marine has duplicated the 303 Vinyl Protectant with pretty good results but they don't have a similar product for fabric.

There are some alternative products - like Aqua Tite - Sail-Rite carries it
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