jeffh wrote:Nice going! After seeing Roberta's tonneau, I really decided I wanted to get one for my Malahini. I was going to use Sunbrella. What did you use?
Jeffh, i used "Cotton Duck 10oz Pearl Gray" marine grade canvas. THis is the same stuff that was used by lot of boat manuafacturers in the 50's and 60's and its the same stuff my grandfather always used. It seems to hold up very well, but you are limited on the color with this fabric. (i think it only comes in Pearl Gray and Off white). The main reason i chose this is because i have seen it used on all of my grandfathers boats and it works great.
I have used sunbrella on other boats I have owned and it works good too (plus..you can choose from just about any color in the world). I think sunbrella is a little more expensive.
I got everything i used (snaps, thread, and fabric) from Sailrite:http://www.sailrite.com/Cotton-Duck-10oz-Pearl-Gray-36