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 Post subject: Cheap Idea for a Cover
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:35 am 
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It’s in the mail so I haven’t tried it out yet and I don’t remember where I read the idea but I have some used billboard vinyl in the mail. Two 14’x23’ sections for $40 total plus shipping. Worth a try if you ask me! Goin to cut and fasten them together with eyelets or some other tarp fasteners. I’ll post the finished product


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:04 am 
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If you are laying it over the tramp, I would recommend cutting water drainage slits in the tarp. I put the Hobie factory tarp cover on my Getaway, and in the first big rainstorm both tramps sagged a lot from the trapped water.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:30 am 
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Oh that’s a good idea


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 1:56 pm 
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I've ended up getting tons of the used billboard material - it lasts forever outside and sews fairly well. Cheap too. It's kind of tough; don't know how well it'll work for a cover, but I had intended to do the exact same thing with what I have left. I got black - not a good color for summer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:54 am 
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We cut one up for our 20. They work great!

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