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Adding headroom
As cockpit covers become more common, customers want to get the most
out of their investment. One of the
biggest negatives of these covers is the
lack of headroom when in use. One
solution is to incorporate support poles
in rod holders and zippers in the cover
(Photo 2 page 31). Incorporating a
zipper near the rear of the cover allows
the user to unzip the excess material
needed to secure the cover to the rub
rail, and to instead secure the cover to
poles inserted into rod holders. These
poles are made from carbon fiber
or stainless steel and provide all the
support of a traditional cockpit cover
with additional headspace. This design

has become more and more popular,
and the new multiuse function is an
added selling point for customers.
Leo Pohlmann has been in the marine
canvas industry for more than 30 years,
now servicing a large portion of the Florida
Panhandle and Alabama from his shop,
Uncharted Marine Canvas, in Gulf Breeze,
Fla. Growing up on the water, Leo has always
loved the boating industry, so his draw
to the marine canvas field was a natural
fit for him. For this article, Leo worked in

"These covers offer
something that
previously could not
be achieved-shade
and weather coverage
over the cockpit area."

conjunction with his son, Zach Pohlmann,
who is currently pursuing his master's degree
in communications with a focus on sports.

For more information, visit:
www.marinefabricatormag.com
Search "cockpit covers"

Adjustable Carbon Fiber Shade Poles

❯ adjustable carbon fiber poles
❯ extremely strong and durable for marine
environment
❯ internal rigging
❯ complete with line and high grade sailing
block

❯ 5 colors avail in 38mm/1.5" - black, silver,
red, white, blue
❯ fits regular rod holder
❯ stainless mounting base available shortly
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