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post #27 of Old 03-02-2013
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Re: Good prices on Sunbrella?

Originally Posted by TejasSailer View Post
In Florida and along the gulf, in addition to the UV resistant fabric, folks might also want to consider using Tenara or similar UV resistant thread. As for installing snaps or grommets, you can reinforce the material such as with vinyl window material.
I definitely used UV resistant thread. Not just because of the FL sun, but we'll be sailing in the Caribbean semi-permanently and I didn't want to chance it!

Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
Kelley, the sail cover came out great! How long ago did you make it? How is it handling the Florida sun?
It's actually not on the boat yet as we're repainting the deck (damn wind has made this a ridiculously drawn out process) but our dodger is out in the sun and holding up very well. It's only been on board for about a month now though.

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