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Old 04-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Ok my boat cover seems to have shrunk, and with all the Rain. It’s getting wet inside. Water is seeping thru the cover fabric and because its shrunk its running into the back of the boat.. Ugggggg ….. some folks around here have told me to stay away from vinyl… but I think it would give the best protection from water intrusion. My last boat 92 2100SC also had the same cover and it too had shrunk.

Any ideas!!! Gotta keep that rain out!!!!

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Todd, since your boat sits on the trailer when you're not using it consider finding a full cover for it (like a car cover). I have one for my SC3 and it really works well, covers the whole boat down past the rub rail. Sheds water like a duck and keeps sun, snow, leaves, etc-ets off and out of the boat. They come in different materials and at different price points.

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I'm in the water all summer now that I have a dock.
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Oh.

LOL - forgot about that.

Vinyl isn't the best option because it does not breath, at all, so it'll retain any moisture that gets trapped under it. I think your best option is to order a new mooring cover with a center support pole from someplace like Leta's.

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^^^Ditto. Vinyl might keep the rain out, but condensation will keep moisture in. You'll potentially be creating a situation where it 'rains' INSIDE the boat even when it's not raining outside. You need a breathable material LIKE sunbrella. These do shrink over time. You also need a pole in the center to shed the water off. You don't want to create a pool on the cover.

If the material itself is leaking, then a good cleaning, both inside and out, then once it's dried apply water repellant. They make a water repellent specifically for marine canvas such as sunbrella. If the water is getting in because the cover can no longer be completely snapped, well that is a different story.
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The cover I have is sunbrella I thought, no tag but.. (Got the Pole too) but the Dang thing is too short (it shrunk) and now I can't get it to snap over the Stern. Its like 3" too short.
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