Are you thinking of buying a boat bow cover online or having one built at a custom canvas shop? Or maybe building one yourself? As you search online, you'll find very few bow covers available online.
The reason for this . . .
It's hard to make a boat bow cover that fits well on so many different styles of boats. Unlike the universal boat cover that utilizes a drawstring, a bow cover just can't be made that way because it has to snap on.
I can help narrow down your choices . . .
In case you're able to find a boat bow cover from an online boat canvas manufacturer, I'll explain what to expect. If you choose to have one made, you should check out our custom boat cover tip page for decision making questions to ask your custom canvas shop.
With online sellers, you can usually get one in Sunbrella® which is a plus. It's primarily how it is finished out that makes the difference. If you look at the inside edge of these boat bow covers where the snaps are installed, you will see a reinforcement of 1” black webbing.
So then you think great, it's reinforced!
Problems you may run into with the 1” webbing reinforcement:
Boat Vent 3
With the Boat Vent 3, you'll also receive the added bonus of air circulation.
For more information about the Boat Vent 3, see our boat cover repair page.
Installing a retail purchased bow cover can be done by someone with a medium skill level and a basic knowledge of tools and boat construction.
If you do choose to install it yourself . . .
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You can probably see where this is leading!
Yes, you are probably going to be happier in the long run with a quality custom bow cover. Notice the bold around quality?
Are you thinking of building your own boat cover?
Here is a list of the items you will need:
92 Polyester Marine Thread 8 oz Available in Black or White
138 Polyester Marine Thread 1 lb Available in Black or White
Please visit our custom boat cover tip page to see our 14 Tips To "Make Sure" you get the quality you are looking for. We think you will find our 14 Tips to be a very helpful resource!
Please come visit me at Cover Girl Marine Canvas & Upholstery to see some of our awesome work!