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Essential Tips To Repairing Your Boat Cover!

Dec 6, 2007
Boat covers can well be damaged or ruined in severe weather, or by accident with equipment and handling procedures. This doesn't mean that you should purchase a new cover. You can repair the boat cover yourself to help reduce expenditure on your part. Here are some tips to be followed. After all a cover is not something that is on display all the time. As long as it can sufficiently be repaired so as to keep the elements off your boat, there is not reason to replace it rather than to repair it. And then, you can't really sell a boat cover very often, so it would probably rot in the attic if you put it to retire.

Patch up the damaged boat cover

Your best option to repair a boat cover would be to use a material that can put a patch on the material. Such a product would allow you to simply patch up the damaged part using a similar material as the boat body itself, stick it on, and allow it to dry and your job is done. Though it seems patched, correct technique will allow the boat cover to function normally. However, people do not repair it with care and cause further problems with a half-done job. For example, trying to cover a damaged area that's wet and dirty may not allow the adhesive to do its job properly. Give it the same care and attention as you would to a punctured cycle tire. Remember, fixing a patch on your boat cover is not about making it look pretty. It most definitely is however about keeping the water out where its not supposed to get.

Prevention of problems in the future with your cover is very important. For example, while you cover your boat fit the cover securely but make sure you do not stretch it too much until it fits. It shouldn't be forced in. Too much pull and tug can cause weakened spots in the cover. If you do make it fit in such a manner, at best it will shrink over time to create an ugly depression in the cover, and will definitely remain a weak link on the cover. When it is not being used, put away the cover properly so that it can be reused later without damage.

When patching up a boat cover, spend necessary time on improvements and repair small problems before they increase and cost you lots later. There are many cost-effective solutions available for good repair. Finding a qualified service provider is also essential. It is advisable to consider the above tips. Remember, a stitch in time saves nine, and one small patch on your cover at the right time will avoid having to buy a whole new cover in a few months.
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