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Shop Talk Exterior
Award-winning travel covers, such
as this handsome line of rachet strap
covers, require an array of thoughtful
decisions and careful techniques
including the correct fabric choice,
close tailoring and proper reinforcing.
Travel covers
by Jennifer Smith, business manager, Canvasworks Inc.
Interviewing Duane Smith Jr., owner of Canvasworks Inc.
F
" Fabricating travel
covers presents
a unique set of
challenges for the
marine fabricator. "
abricating travel covers presents
a unique set of challenges for the
marine fabricator. The cover needs
to withstand highway traveling speeds,
crosswinds and road debris without
rubbing or otherwise damaging the boat.
The correct fabric choice, close tailoring
and proper reinforcing all play a part in
preventing unnecessary wear to the cover
and damage to the boat. In most cases,
the exception being a pontoon cover, the
travel cover also needs to function as a
mooring or summer storage cover, which
means its water-shedding capabilities
need to be considered. This article will
examine the pros and cons of each type
of travel cover and go over some tips for
fabricating award-winning travel covers.
Cover styles pros and cons
Snap-on covers (Photo 1) are a
popular option because they are
the most suitable cover for clients
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to use on the water since the cover
can be installed from inside the
boat. However, all of the tension
needed to withstand highway speeds
or shed water effectively must be
gained by applying fi nger pressure.
While there are tools on the market
to make it easier to install snap-on
covers, this is an aspect to consider
for customers with weaker hands.
In addition, a limited amount of
the boat is covered, which decreases
the protection from road debris when
traveling. Finally, due to the small
tension points, snap-on covers are not
as durable as other types of covers. They
tend to wear out more quickly and end
up fl apping in the wind, damaging both
themselves and the boat. We commonly
see this in our canvas repair side of the
business or when fi tting a new cover to
a boat that has previously had a snap-on
cover installed.

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