Different Types Of Boat Canvas

Among all the marine accessories on your boat, the boat cover or canvass is of utmost importance as it provides crucial protection to your prized possession. On a daily basis your boat will be exposed to fluctuating temperatures which go from hot to extreme cold. Even during the day the humidity fluctuations will create damp and dry environment on exposed surfaces. As the boat is taken out to marine environments, high moisture and UV rays could lead to various degrees of damage occurring on the vessel.

Depending on the degree of exposure to such harmful environmental conditions, you will be able to choose various types of marine canvas materials to help protect the vessel. Using canvas structure made of vinyl is the most commonly used protection mechanism by boat owners. They come in standard sizes which can be selected upon the make and type of boat or can even be custom made to include variations in structure such as having clear panels towards the front of the boat and roll up panels for ease of use. The following are some other different types available.

  • Different grades of canvas material to suit your budget
  • Canvas with special protective layers such as waterproof or added UV protection layers

Protection And Use Of Marine Accessories

When selecting marine accessories for boat enclosures, one of the most important aspects is to find the right snap. The snap should be strong enough to hold down the canvas when attached and not tear when pressure is exerted at the anchoring point. There are several options of directional fasteners available in the market when the canvas cannot be held in place by a basic snap.

The boat canvas should be cleaned on a regular basis to help preserve the structure for its full life span. Even though you might be able to purchase canvas materials with UV protection built-in, it is often recommended to apply additional UV protectants after hosing and air drying the material. Snaps and zippers of marine canvas should be protected to prevent freezing or getting stuck when exposed to cold or saline environments. Some structures come built in a manner that will deflect water and prevent moisture or residue remaining in hard to clean gaps. It is also recommended to lubricate these points with corrosion inhibiting oils which will protect these points for extended periods of time.

Author's Bio: 

Jerome Julian is a passionate fishermen writes about bench boat seats, boat canvas, boat T-Top, fish rod holders, fish cleaning stations, fish cleaning tables and other marine products.