Cockpit Covers

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Roberta
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Cockpit Covers

Postby Roberta » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:16 am

One of the forum members asked me about my Zip cockpit covers. I had them made locally using Sunbrella material. There are snaps about every 6" around each opening with about a 1" overlap of the opening. They work well as an overnight cover to protect from light rain and dew. In a driving rain or rain while traveling, they work very well with minor water intrusion. They also keep the seat cushions from blowing out when traveling. They've tested at highway speeds. :lol: I have a similar cover in the Torpedo and it also works very well.

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Re: Cockpit Covers

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:05 am

I'm very happy with mine on the Tahoe.

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Re: Cockpit Covers

Postby cusoak » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:25 am

So I see in one of the pictures the rear cover does not seam very tight.
Also does the water run off or pole in the middle.
Do they have wood bows that run from side to side.

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Re: Cockpit Covers

Postby Roberta » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:54 am

I used no poles under the covers. Water will pool in the middle. but lifting one end will shed the pooled water off one side. The wrinkle in one of the pics is not wrinkled where the cover snaps down. A snap cover is not likely to be completely water tight. It helps. It you want complete protection you can travel with, you need to get a custom fitted complete boat cover.

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Re: Cockpit Covers

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:45 am

I put a fiberglass sail battens under mine. They are a little longer than the cockpit. When you put them in the end cups they bow up. I have 3/4" high x 2 1/2" "crash pad" around each cockpit. My covers lap over the "pads" and snap to the deck. I've pulled as fast as 80 mph and they stayed on.

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