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    I had a cover made for my boat and Its not 100% waterproof, its water resistant.. I was wondering what I could use on it to help it out alittle . It gets wet in the seams more than anything


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    Default Cover for the cover

    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I had a cover made for my boat and Its not 100% waterproof, its water resistant.. I was wondering what I could use on it to help it out alittle . It gets wet in the seams more than anything


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    Put it under that shed!

    The cover I use isn't anywhere near that nice, but I always have a tarp on top of that. Extends life of the cover and is waterproof.
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    I usually have my good fiber/fabric breathable cover on first then a cheapo grey tarp that I replace bout twice a year on top. Doing this I am able to keep the good cover from being sun damaged. It also has kept my interior from getting mildew by allowing to breath still.
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    Let me try this 1 more time


    While gone to a race or goin down the road I'd like to find a product that you can use to waterproof the boat cover like Scotch guard or something like that .. When the boat is at home it sets nice and dry in my garage or shop .. I'm just lookin for something to help it out while away from home
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    I think you answered your own question with the scotch...
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    How much was the cover? Looks nice

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    I am still looking for a water proof cover for mine as I might have to store it outside this winter but this is what most people have said to use to waterproof a boat cover. 303® High Tech Fabric Guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78hallett View Post
    I am still looking for a water proof cover for mine as I might have to store it outside this winter but this is what most people have said to use to waterproof a boat cover. 303® High Tech Fabric Guard.
    I've been thinking the same thing. I'm going to get some of this stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by 78hallett View Post
    I am still looking for a water proof cover for mine as I might have to store it outside this winter but this is what most people have said to use to waterproof a boat cover. 303® High Tech Fabric Guard.



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    Seriously, save your money on the 'fabric guard' yes it will work but not for long...unless you reapply it over and over.
    I too have a custom fit Sunbrella boat cover for my 21' Daytona...since 1995 it's been stored outside and I've ALWAYS used a 12x25 'silver tarp' over the fancy one. This saves it from bird crap and the other elements of nature and especially the Sun.
    During winter months the block is full of antifreeze and the engine is sprayed down with WD40. I also keep two open boxes of 'moth balls' in the boat > those do keep live creatures (mice etc) OUT! When I uncover the boat in Spring it looks like the day I put it to bed...'perfect'!
    BTW, the silver tarp is a thicker material vs the thin blue ones...and the 'silver' reflects the sun to keep the inside temps down.
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    I havent used this product yet so I dont know how well it actually works but Rust-oleum just came out with a product that may be a solution to your problem. Its called NeverWet. Looks like a pretty good product but unfortunately I cant give you any personal feedback.

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    mike, I had over 100,000 miles road towing the swtd with the cover on. towed through monsoons several times. my cover had no liner, which several guys have. I think the liner protects the boat a lot more than a cover without it.
    but I never really worried too much about "waterproofing" the cover. one year, coming back from mf, that monsoon was raining so hard you couldn't see 50' in front of the truck. people bailing off the side of I-10 one after another. but 50 miles later, although the boat was a little damp the cover was completely dry. nothing important got wet. over all those years of towing, had to have the cover patched a few times.

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    How about that never wet stuff rustoleum makes now? Here good stuff about it waterproofing fabrics, anything you spray it on.was thinkn itd work good on a bottom if itd stay long.i know ranchers have been using it to waterproof canopies on tractors.

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    The maker should have used seam sealer when it was sewn together.

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