The cabin on your sailboat should be as cozy as home (since for some of you it is home!). A little extra natural light or a cool breeze can go a long way in making the cabin more comfortable. Instead of wrangling with wooden hatch boards all season, you can make your own custom companionway cover to improve your cabin comfort.
Our new how-to video showcases how to measure for and create your own companionway cover with a roll-up flap. We recommend using Sunbrella Marine Grade Fabric for the cover and either a Phifertex Mesh screen to allow for airflow or a clear vinyl window for extra light. The roll-up flap can be secured over the window or screen to provide privacy.
Companionway covers fit over the companionway door and attach with snaps so they are easy to install and remove. An added bonus with these covers is that they can also attach over the wooden hatch boards to protect them from the weather and sun, so you can spend less time varnishing and more time on the water.
- Sunbrella Marine Grade Fabric
- Seamstick 3/8” Basting Tape
- V-92, Tenara, or Helios Thread
- Phifertex Mesh or 30 Gauge Plastipane Window Material
- 1” Hook and Loop Velcro
- 1” Sunbrella Acrylic Bias Binding
- SnapRite Fasteners
- YKK® SNAD® Adhesive Backed Flexible Stud
Find all the materials needed to complete this project at www.sailrite.com.