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Old 07-11-2012, 10:32 AM
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Factory MC cover Patches?

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.

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:40 AM
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Find an upholstery shop, they can fix it for you.
My cover had a 3' long tear across the transom and a couple other holes. WInd shredded it on a long road trip.
Local upholstery shop fixed it for $80. Went thru the whole cover, did a little stitching here and there and double sided patches where it was torn.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:45 AM
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Great idea. My problem is It has to be done in a day, so maybe i can find a shop that has quick turnaround. I dont have another cover and my boat lives on a lift during the summer. IM away from it during the week so I cant have it uncovered the entire week. I was hoping to grab some patches and do it myself.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:23 PM
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Often they will do the repair by putting in a new panel. Shouldnt be that noticable.
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Tarp the boat for the week the cover is being repaired.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:56 PM
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Tarp the boat for the week the cover is being repaired.
That's what I was going to suggest.
Even has a tower to drape the tarp over = no water pooling!

Or call around and find a shop that you can schedule the day to do it.
My cover, 2 small and one large patch took them an hour.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:34 PM
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The factory cover for our '08 has seen better days. It tore where the 3 straps attach to the rear. our dealer had their upolstery guy patch it in all three spots. $65, and he even reinforced the area so it wouldn't tear again. In and out in 1 day.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:56 PM
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I would imagine if you called around and explained the situation you could set up a day with the upholstery shop to get it done that day. Can't take more than an hour or so for someone that knows what they're doing.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for the replys! Hopefully I can find a shop to do it in a day. If not ill use a tarp
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:46 AM
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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.

Thanks!
Rob
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.

Mike

here's an example:

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Iron-O...VVviewprod.htm
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