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Why should I have a cover on my boat?

I am often asked what is the advantage of buying a canvas cover.

4 basic reasons to choose a cover.

1. Economic.

Among all the options available to protect objects from the sun, the cover is one of the most economical, compared to varnishing and brightwork every few months. The Gelcoat keeps its lustre and does not need to be polished as often. The cover keeps the dirt and rust away so fewer washdowns and scrubbing stainless.

2. Ecological.

The materials that the cover is made of are fully recyclable.

3. Low Maintenance.

Canvas needs a very basic maintenance, almost zero, taking into consideration the fact you cover your boat, car, patio furniture or other objects liable to be damaged by the harmful UV rays with a cover for months and fold the cover away when you are using your investment, it will remain decent  for a long time.

An easy way to clean the cover is with water, a hose,  a soft deck brush, and a mild detergent.

https://www.sailrite.com/How-to-Clean-Sunbrella-FabricFor general care of Sunbrella Upholstery fabric on outdoor furniture, brush off any loose dirt from the fabric and prepare a solution of 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water. Use a sponge or soft-bristled brush to clean, allowing the solution to soak into the fabric. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue and allow to air dry.

4. Easy.

A cover is easy to install and secure over your investment. A cover also adds a pleasant look to the overall appearance.

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Cleaning Canvas

Covers need cleaning periodically.

Depending on the size of your cover you can lay it on a clean flat surface and scrub gently with a soft deck brush and soap and water.

https://www.sailrite.com/How-to-Clean-Sunbrella-Fabric

Dinghy cover on davits
Dinghy cover

Life of canvas products

Canvas is an investment that pays off in the long term. Its duration depends on factors related to their manufacture and installation, but also largely the user of the product. A cover of good quality means that it is well designed, and its components are of high quality. Both system and canvas are made with good raw materials. They are designed to fit and operate well, the installation has been done to ensure a tight and seamless fit on the boat. Lastly, the finished product looks and functions beautifully for many years!

We use Marine Grade Sunbrella®, WeatherMax®, Stamoid®, Strataglass® and stitch all with a GoreTenara® thread.

Window shades protect the instrument panel and keep the boat much cooler inside.
Window shades protect the instrument panel and keep the boat much cooler inside.
Mesh shade covers on bimini and dodger
Mesh shade covers on bimini and dodger

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We have one of the most extensive boat cover selections in the industry. Whether you own a boat protecting that investment is essential. Boat covers for winter storage, boat mooring, travelling or towing, our high-quality boat covers provide durable, lasting protection for your boat investment.

Best assistance
Whether you have a question about our products or have a special request for your cover, we are here to help! Our staff is more than willing to go above and beyond to help you in any way they can to ensure you find exactly what you are looking for. We provide customer support via phone, e-mail.

Meticulously hand-crafted
Our covers are all made right here in the US which has over 10 years of experience in the industry. Each custom boat cover begins with an experienced pattern and design team measuring a specific boat make and model. With the aid of state-of-the-art technology & equipment, we develop a detailed pattern designed specifically for that particular boat model. The result is a snug, well-fitted custom boat cover you can count on for years of dependable protection. We use the highest quality marine fabrics and our seams are double sewn with rot and mildew proof thread. You can rest assured that you are getting a quality product

Individual
Custom covers are made to order. They are made to fit the make and model of YOUR boat. Custom covers, combine style, functionality and protection to enhance the beauty of your boat, home or business.
Meticulously hand made products that are made from the finest materials available, with unsurpassed attention to detail.

Contact us

Address
 
2525½ Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California 92106

We are open 

Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 
Email
dijkman.designs@gmail.com
 
Phone
+1 760.224.2765
 
 
 
 

 

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