Are you looking for a new custom cover for your power boat? Did you ever think about making one yourself? We’re excited to share with you our first ever power boat project! Our new How to Make a Power Boat Cover video is full of helpful tips, techniques, and step-by-step instructions for making a perfectly snug cover.
There are many benefits to making your own custom power boat cover. Covers from big box stores can be a close fit to your boat but they rarely fit just right. Custom covers from a canvas shop will be made for your vessel but they can be really expensive. By making the cover yourself you can use the highest quality materials for the best price and have a cover that fits perfectly.
The style of cover featured in the video can be used for trailering, storage, and mooring. It features a snap closure system and adjustable support poles in the interior to prevent water from pooling on the cover. Learn how to pattern the cover on the boat with fabric (5:56), how to create darts (23:00), how to add chafe protection (33:53), how to install snaps and support poles (1:06:55) and more!
Power Boat Cover Materials:
- Boat Exterior Fabric (we like Surlast, Sunbrella, or Top Gun)
- Outdoor Thread (V-92 or Tenara)
- Phifertex Mesh Material
- 2” Webbing (polypropylene)
- 3” Shelter-Rite Tape
- 1/8” Leech Line
- Basting Tape
- Snap Fastener Buttons
- Snap Fastener Sockets
- #2 Grommets
- Adjustable Support Pole
Have any of you made a custom boat cover before? Share your tips and advice in the comments!