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Old 05-03-2006, 09:11 PM
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Waterproofing Covers

It finally stopped raining in Minneapolis...went to the boat today to take it in for carpet quote only to find everything on the inside absolutely soaked. I have what appears to be the original cover for my '98 Maristar...it is a mooring cover, not sunbrella which I was used to with my previous boats. Is the mooring cover canvas supposed to be watertight? Has anyone had any success keeping their boat dry with a similar situation...I have to keep my toy parked outside, unprotected from the elements as it won't fit in the garage. Would some type of waterproof repellent work?
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:39 PM
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303 Fabric guard (green bottle) works great on sunbrella. Do you have the cover "tented." New waterproofing or not, that's a must.
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No matter how waterproof your tarp is a pool will cause leakage.
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:14 PM
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I have the cover tented...was just shocked at how wet things were...I'll try to find some 303 Fabric guard...nothing to lose! Thanks again guys!
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:18 PM
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Get a big jug. Lay the cover out (away from the boat). Pour the stuff in a garden sprayer and really soak the thing. Leave it to dry in the sun really well before you put it back on the boat. Good luck.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:29 PM
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Get a big jug. Lay the cover out (away from the boat). Pour the stuff in a garden sprayer and really soak the thing. Leave it to dry in the sun really well before you put it back on the boat. Good luck.
yahh the instructions say apply in full sun and soak...tried being cheap and just mist the first time around, didn't do the trick...stuff doesn't go as far as you like, pick up at least 2-32 oz spray bottles....

eastie do you use one of those miracle grow spray-jobs???haven't tried that...bet does wonders for your plants, leaves that waxy look!!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:33 PM
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No, I cheaped out like you the first time. I'm just borrowing someone else's advice. Basically, soak the thing.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:58 PM
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No, I cheaped out like you the first time. I'm just borrowing someone else's advice. Basically, soak the thing.
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