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Best fabric for winter cover

I am thinking about getting started but i went to sailrite and found several types of fabrics available. what type of fabric is your cover made of?

dry but breathable and easy to saw?

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Are you thinking of a winter cover for northern climes that has to deal with snow or something for southern climes which just will deal with rain and sun?
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Sorry SD had to get out and remove the snow off my car. The winter cover would be used in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis.
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I've been using the same 12x20 canvas tarp for the past 10 plus years here on the Cheaspeake. It's not custom made and was just purchased at a building supply store. I remove all sails and then run ropes from the mast to the back stay to supply support. That rope is maybe 2 or 3 feet higher than the boom in order to get a good slope so that the snow slides off. I also have a boom gallows which also get a rope lead on each side to make a frame. The tarp is put over this "structure" and the edges are tied off to the hand rails on the cabin top. It's surprising how well this tent has held up to winter winds over the years and the 2 foot plus snows we've received last year.
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