how thick of canvas for outside incloser

by john
(raeford nc. 28376)

i have bought canvas that feels to thin.
it's not as thick as the old canvas

Hi John,
Unless you have the weight of what you have, this may be a difficult question to answer.

I'll go ahead and try.
Sunbrella (acrylic) is 9 oz per square yard.
Most polyester boat fabrics are 7 oz. to 9 oz. per square yard. Usually the he 7 oz. products carry a 3 year warranty. Sunbrella carries a 10 year warranty.
The trouble is comparing your boat fabric to what the norm is.
Was the canvas you bought called boat fabric. Did it have a name, that might help me pin it down for you. Most boat fabrics have a name.
I don't know if this helps you at all, but please feel free to contact me anytime.

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