SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Winter Covers
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Winter Covers Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
10-16-2002 04:51 PM
paulk
Winter Covers

Have to agree with Denr re canvas cover. Ecology AND economy both factored into our decision. Canvas, we can put up. Shrink-wrap, they charge you to put it up, and their prices never seem to go down. One local owner found out how good his insurance was when the shrink-wrap messed up & discolored his topsides. Canvas can be simple tarps, or a finely fitted cover == whatever suits you. We''ve used canvas tarps on a frame since ''96, and figure it''s paid for itself twice already, compared to shrink wrap.
10-14-2002 06:34 AM
Denr
Winter Covers

The best way to get a good head start on next years mold crop is to shrink-wrap your boat. Even though the people that provide shrink-wrapping service allow for vents in the cover, there is never enough of them. Take a hydrometer into the cabin in the middle of winter and you will be amazed how much trapped moisture there is in your vessel.

Spend a few pennies more initially and have a custom canvas cover made for your boat. This is not only better for the boat but it keeps a lot of plastic out of the landfills and oh by the way plastic is derived from oil, can you say "dependence on the middle east"? I have used the same cover (with a few repairs) for ten years. I have fastened at least 20 cleats around the cradle to tie the cover down securely; don''t ever tie a cover to jack stands.

Because you cannot remove the stanchions of the C30, you''ll have to build a frame to allow the snow/water from pooling on top of the boat and poking holes in your new cover. Alternatively, you could have the cover designed to have slots in it around the stanchions, Iíve seen this done, it seems to work.

A canvas cover is a little more work the first year but you''ll save money over the long term and your boat will breath easier.
10-12-2002 03:09 PM
bjoc2314
Winter Covers

I recently bought a 2001 Catalina 310. I am trying to decide between shrink wrap and buying a reusable cover. Any recommendations?

Regarding covers, what kind of covers are best, material, manufacturer and what is a reasonable price to pay for a cover. I am suspicious of the quality of the blue plastic tarps I see on many boats.

My boat will not be stored close to where I live so checking on the boat and cover very often is unlikely.

Thanks in advance

Brian

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.