by John S.
(Ambridge, PA, USA)
How can I add a piece of boat cover material to my original boat cover. Needed in order to accommodate the trolling motor.
How I do it as a marine fabricator is, I cut a relief hole into the the boat cover allowing the trolling motor to protrude from the hole.
I then use plastic to pattern a shape that will cover the motor and pin the pattern to the boat cover. Once I get the shape I am looking for I use a sharpie to mark the plastic and it then becomes my pattern that I will use to cut and then sew the fabric that will make the sock/boot for the protruding motor.
To do a project like this, you would also need sticky tape and T pins that will pin the pattern to the cover.
This isn’t really considered a beginner project. It’s more of intermediate, but could be handled as a beginner with some patience and precise marking and cutting.
I hope that explains what your after.
Thanks for the question.
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