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Using A Tarpaulin To Cover A Boat

Mar 5, 2008
If you've got a boat, you know how precious an investment it is. It's not just an everyday investment like your car, although those are important too. A boat provides your freedom on the water so that you and your family and friends can have fun and recreation during balmy summer months, or in tropical climates. Of course, you need maximum protection for this most precious investment, and this is where a heavy-duty tarpaulin can provide you just the protection you need for your boat.

Your boat needs protection from the weather, especially if it's stored outdoors. This could be rain, wind, snow, sleet and the like. Even in pleasant weather, UV rays can still damage your boat's exterior. For this reason, you need a good-quality tarpaulin to cover your boat, so that it is protected from the elements.

If you're looking for a tarpaulin to use for your boat, the most effective ones are the white heavy-duty tarpaulin, or the silver heavy-duty tarpaulins. Please provide the most effective cover, and can even stand up to arctic temperatures. You can also use the economical blue poly tarpaulins, but these do not last as long, especially in inclement weather. Heavy-duty tarpaulins have grommets at every 18 inches, so that you can tie down the tarpaulin securely and further protect your boat from the elements. By contrast, poly tarpaulins have grommets every 36 inches, which is fine for light use; in the summertime, poly tarpaulins might be all you need, if you use your boat a lot and it doesn't sit under cover for an extended period of time. You might want to consider either a white heavy-duty tarpaulin or a silver heavy-duty tarpaulin for extended long-term storage.

Poly tarpaulins are quite inexpensive as compared to heavy-duty white or silver tarpaulins, so they are a good choice if you need relatively light protection for a short period of time. This is also particularly useful if you're not going to put your boat in long-term storage, such as during the summer. Of course, during the summer, your boat is likely to get much more use, so that a poly tarpaulin might be most effective for your needs. During long-term storage, however, especially during the winter when it simply sits for long periods of time, it's a good idea to invest in a heavy-duty silver tarpaulin or heavy-duty white tarpaulin.

Poly tarpaulins are also quite cost effective in that you can buy them in any size and don't need to have them custom fit to your boat's exact size. In addition, all quality poly tarpaulins have UV inhibitor added so that your boat is protected from sun damage during long hot summer days.

Yet another alternative to poly tarpaulins, the heavy-duty white tarpaulins or silver tarpaulins are canvas tarpaulins. Canvas tarpaulins cost a bit more than do poly tarpaulins, but they can be beneficial because they allow air to circulate. In effect, the boat can "breathe" under the canvas tarpaulin. One drawback to canvas tarpaulins is that they are much heavier than poly tarpaulins. And even though they are more expensive than poly tarpaulins are, they are very competitively priced and can be well worth the money.

No matter what type of tarpaulin you choose, your boat is a prized investment that needs to be protected. The expense of buying a tarpaulin will make up for itself because of the protection the tarpaulin provides. Even better, it can provide inexpensive long-term storage if you use heavy-duty tarpaulins, should you choose not to pay for storage for your boat. Both white heavy-duty and silver heavy-duty tarpaulins stay flexible at very cold temperatures and provide protection in very inclement weather. Therefore, they can even continue to protect your investment in the winter. You can be assured that your boat will be protected from the weather with these heavy-duty tarpaulins either during regular boating season or during off-season when it sits in storage for extended periods of time.

Would you like more information on tarpaulins, or are you in the market for one? Go to www.tarpaflex.co.uk and check out the many tarpaulins and accessories there. We strive to provide the best customer service possible, so pay us a visit and let us provide the perfect tarpaulin for you.
About the Author
Tarpaulin expert Robert Page has worked in the tarps industry for over twenty years and has gained a wealth of experience in the tarpaulin industry. For more information, go to http://www.tarpaflex.co.uk Tarpaflex Ltd The Granary Northlew Devon EX20 3BR UK 0871 165 7292
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