All About Trailerable Boat Covers
Top 5 Things to look for in trailerable boat covers
When you are shopping for trailerable boat covers you need to keep the following things in mind:
- Are the trailerable boat covers aerodynamic?
- How much work will it be to put it on and take it off each time?
- Where will you store the boat cover when not in use?
- Are there any low / sagging places where water will collect, or will all of the water/rain and snow run off properly.
- Is it well secured to the boat or trailer and will it stay put, even while driving.
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Fixing Rips and Holes in Trailerable Boat Covers
Once a hole or rip starts developing in Trailerable Boat Covers they can get bigger quickly. While driving, the wind puts tremendous pressure on the cover and any area of weakness will become a big target. It will continue to grow until the entire cover is rendered useless. Fixing a hole that is caught early is far easier that waiting until it is a big gash.
To fix the hole you can choose to either patch it or sew it. If your boat cover is canvas, sewing it will be hard, but will last the longest. You will need to use a special needle and thread that can be purchased at most department stores.
If you patch it, work from underneath so that the patch is not an eye sore from the top. Make sure that the patch covers the entire rip with at least 1 inch all the way around. This will give you something to sew into, without stressing the hole more.