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Old 07-14-2012, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by MC X-15 View Post
My 08 factory cover has seen better days. It has a few rips that can't be sewn up to fix. Has anyone had any experience patching a freyed hole about 6 inches by 10 inches. I am plannign on getting a new cover this winter while the boat is stored but am trying to make it through this summer. I was think a iron patch or something similiar. Any help would be great.

For iron on patches you can go to a fabric store and they should sell iron on strips. My "88 PS200 still has the original cover and it had a few long tears in it when I bought the boat last November. I used the patches with good results (the patches on mine are black and my cover is blue, not pretty but I was looking for a quick fix). Holding strong 8 months after application.

Definitely a cost effective fix seeing you plan to replace the cover anyway.


here's an example:
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