Most boatowners are aware of the importance of a good boat cover. Whether it’s boating season or it’s time to send your boat to storage, your boat must be covered to protect it from the elements of nature.
The Importance of Boat Covers
In the warmer months, when you take out the boat frequently, the cover keeps the water out while protecting the interior from sun damage. It also prevents the interior and upholstery from getting wet and reduces the growth of mold and mildew.
In the winter months, it keeps the moisture out while protecting it from falling leaves and general debris. It will also keep critters that are looking for a place to stay in winter out of your boat’s interior.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Boat Cover
Getting the right boat cover is essential for ensuring your boat is properly protected. Here a few things you need to keep in mind:
Your Boat’s Dimensions
The first thing you need to do is to measure the dimensions of your boat. A custom cover that’s made specifically according to the size of your boat will fit more perfectly than any generic boat cover.
It will also offer better protection by preventing any open areas which allow moisture and debris to get inside the boat.
Choose the Right Color
Darker colors are much better for your boat than lighter shades. Colors such as green, blue, and black have greater UV resistance thanks to the higher amount of dye used to manufacture them.
This means they also last longer than covers with lighter shades such as tan or white. They also absorb heat better, which keeps the interior moisture-free, reducing the risk of mold.
Select the Best Material
The first thing you need to check is whether the material is water-resistant or waterproof. Waterproof materials are better, as they repel water even when the fabric has become old. Water-resistant fabrics do not necessarily repel water; they just prevent it from leaking through. However, if a lot of water pools on the surface, it might seep through the fabric.
The next thing is the fibers and tensile strength. Polyester and cotton blends do not last very long and have lower resistance to water. Canvas and synthetic fabrics are excellent choices as they are breathable yet repel water.
ABOUT PELICAN CANVAS
At Pelican Canvas in Florida, you can get a custom boat covers made according to your exact specifications. We use high-quality fabric that can protect your boat from all elements of nature. Our materials are also highly durable which means they last longer than moist custom covers
Early preparation and proper safety measures are the keys to a great boating season in the cold weather. Get in touch with us to get a custom-made boat canvas or enclosure and protect your boat from the harsh weather in the upcoming winter months.