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Boat covers

Post by Captbob626 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:11 pm

I know don ayers had referenced an article about a double cover. I tried to find it but was unable to find it. Do you still recommend the double cover and do you know the names of the 2 materials?
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Post by Tightline5 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:56 pm

I don't know about double covers, but my guy uses NapBak, it is strechable and the inside is like flannel. Mine fits like a glove and I use straps but have gotten by without them. I have never had it scratch the varnish. He even put pleats in the bow because of the heavey flair in the hull on Betty Boop.
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Post by Don Ayers » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:59 pm

I wrote an article a couple of years ago in the Bell. The first cover is a skin tight car flannel type of material. the outer is skin tight Sunbrella
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Post by dave tuttle » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:36 pm

Hello Don - would be so kind to 1) re- print your double boat cover article you mentioned below and/or 2) give type and source of material used for the flannel under cover.

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Post by Don Ayers » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:54 am

Thanks. Here is the easy way. Orange button at the top takes you to main page www.chris-craft.org and log in. Then go to Membership Services at the top. A drop down will show Past Brass Bell's. Click on that. Then go to Winter 2009, page 16

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Re: Boat covers

Post by dave tuttle » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:16 pm

Hello Don - I enjoyed your boat cover article you directed me to reference in the Brass Bell. Thanks, it was a big help and convinced me I want to go with your two cover concept. Now......I have searched google and inquired with several custom upholstery shops here in the greater Atlanta area and just cannot find a source for the "Tan Flannel".

Would you be so kind to ask your cover maker to provide the brand name and/or place of purchase for the heavy duty Tan Flannel fabric? It would be appreciated.

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Re: Boat covers

Post by Don Ayers » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:34 pm

Glad it helped Dave.

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http://www.boatmansokc.com

Ask for Gary and use my name. They know me and the old boats well. Remind him of the double cover with the inner flannel type material. I'm sure it is available if they give you the proper name.

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Post by dave tuttle » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:24 pm

Many Thanks Don. I will call Boatmans tomorrow, ask for Gary and report back my Tan Flannel findings.

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Post by Kerry Price » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:29 pm

I am looking to have a double cover made. A fellow restorer in California has used Kartex successfully as an inner "sock". I have a sample and think it will work well. Here is a link for more information and samples. http://www.seattlefabrics.com/marine.html#Kartex
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Re: Boat covers

Post by dave tuttle » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:49 pm

Don - I called Gary at Boatmans and he was a big help and he remembered you. He called me back and gave me his Tan Flannel supplier - a company named Trivantage. They actually had a facility in Glen Raven, NC and I received the 8 oz Tan Flannel (PT# 710002) in two days. Again, many thanks.

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