Small portlight windows are great for letting a little extra light and air into your boat’s cabin, but they can be difficult to cover when you want a little extra privacy. For our third project in our Project Boat Cabin Series, we’re going to show you how to make simple-sew elastic covers for your portlights.
The benefits of using these elastic portlight covers are that they effectively provide privacy when they are in place, and that they are super easy to remove when you need a little more light or want to open the window. For our covers we used a Sunbrella® fabric, which has an open weave that allows a small amount of light to still come through. If you wanted a darker shade, try using a heavier fabric like a Sunbrella® Upholstery Fabric.
For the full video tutorial and materials, visit Sailrite.com and search #200628XHT.
Do you cover the portlights on your boat? Leave us a comment and share how you did it!