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Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-12-2015, 8:34 AM Reply   
I got a cover that needs to make it through one more winter here in NC. Right now with the poles up, I swear it looks like more water runs out of the drain hole than what the cover repels away.

Do most of you just spray scotchgard all over it or is there something better.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       11-12-2015, 8:59 AM Reply   
What I found with my old cover was that the fabric had become more porous over time and even though the water was beading up on it, it was then seeping in as the beads sat on the cover because the pores had become enlarged. What about using a tarp over it for this winter?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       11-12-2015, 9:18 AM Reply   
scotchgard should help. what about a more durable sealer? like thin rhino liner or something? it will be heavy but should shed water like a ducks back
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-12-2015, 10:23 AM Reply   
found this too. You just have to order site to store.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Trek7-Aqu...bm16/204358935
Old    Eric (DenverRider)      Join Date: Feb 2013       11-12-2015, 10:33 AM Reply   
It depends on how cheap you want to go. I double cover my boat in the winter. The one on the bottom is the custom fitting cover that costs a huge chunk of change and then over the top I put the cheap cover from amazon.com. You can usually find a cover that is somewhat boat shaped for less than you can get a rectangular tarp at the home depot. Less than $100 and you can get two to three winters out of it. It will be baggy and won't have provisions for a tower but I can get it to wrap around the tower stanchions.
Old    Brain Rinse (brainrinse)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-12-2015, 10:35 AM Reply   
Don't use silicone waterproofing spray. In the areas the cover touches the vinyl, the vinyl will get brittle and crack.
Old    Paul (fish6942)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-16-2015, 6:26 AM Reply   
I had the same issue with my 10 year old Sharkskin cover. I ended up going with 303 Fabric Guard and it worked very well.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...0oFhoCp2Lw_wcB
Old     (Orange)      Join Date: Jun 2012       11-16-2015, 8:07 AM Reply   
303 works great, but it is a bit pricey for the amount you'll need for a full cover.
Old     (Truekaotik)      Join Date: Jun 2012       11-16-2015, 12:26 PM Reply   
Two bottles of 303 should do a 22' boat
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-16-2015, 1:08 PM Reply   
Two bottles or two gallons at $100 each???
Old     (Truekaotik)      Join Date: Jun 2012       11-16-2015, 5:18 PM Reply   
Two of the spray bottles, I re-coat my cover every year. $20 a bottle retail.
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-17-2015, 6:48 AM Reply   
Sounds good I'm going to try that.
Old    eric gagnon (e_puppy)      Join Date: Jan 2009       11-19-2015, 10:12 AM Reply   
303 works great,

NEVER pay full price for something when you can get it from Amazon for cheaper. A gallon jug on Amazon is $30 cheaper going through Overtons and if you are a prime member its free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/303-30607-Fabr...ic+guard&psc=1
Old    Paul (fish6942)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-19-2015, 1:53 PM Reply   
I used about 3 quarts from my gallon jug. I put down two light coats on the top of the cover as well as a coat on the underside, targeting the stitching.
Old    Mark (Giddyup)      Join Date: Aug 2011       05-14-2016, 9:18 AM Reply   
neverwet from homedepot or rona
wow
new formual for fabric is clear
Old    Rick (CALIV210)      Join Date: Jun 2015       05-14-2016, 9:53 AM Reply   
I put a tarp over mine ..there cheap at Home cheapo or Harbor Freight . My last cover lasted about 12 yrs with this method .
Old     (Shawn)      Join Date: Aug 2011       05-14-2016, 11:32 AM Reply   



...may make it hard cover though.
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-14-2016, 3:39 PM Reply   
Hahah I'll pass I found out a company I design for can get me the fabric at cost. So I'll just get a custom one made
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-14-2016, 3:42 PM Reply   
It's time anyway and so old I put my thumb through it the other day just putting it on. So it's pretty much dry rotted.

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