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post #8 of Old 09-13-2012
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Re: Dinghy protective cover

Originally Posted by CharliePapa View Post
Thank you for your inputs
I was under the impression that Sunbrella was too thick.but with your suggestions it is the way to go. The cover will not be for when not in use or storage. The pontoons are white so a blanket on it will prevent damages from the sun
The sun is so good in the Bahamas...
Thank you all

As usual, I'd recommend Stamoid...

Are you going to be making this cover yourself? Making dinghy chaps using Sunbrella, with some of the cut-outs required, could be an incredible PITA, working with a material like Stamoid that doesn't require hemming will save you a LOT of work...

Also, Sunbrella will have more of a tendency to "capture" and hold salt, which when dried and crystalized, will serve as a mild abrasive against the Hypalon... Dried salt crystals will not tend to adhere as much to the much slicker surface of Stamoid ...

More durable/abrasion resistant, less likely to tear, easier to keep clean, IMHO... And, when folded/rolled up for stowage, will result in a less bulky package, as well...

Last edited by JonEisberg; 09-13-2012 at 05:38 PM.
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