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Old 09-13-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hurricane protection

Here is something that came to mind on Saturday evening as I was enjoying a GT on the flybridge with the Admiral.

On the sailboats when we striped off all of the canvas,*the*helm canvas*was left in tack and a couple of lines were lashed around the bottom to keep it in place so the Chart plotter and other instruments at the helm were protected from rain.

When we strip the enclosure off of the bridge the only thing left to protect the chartplotter, radar and autopilot is a snap down cover.* I can not see a way to secure the cover other than the snaps that are in place.* Any suggestions?



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Old 09-13-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
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RE: Hurricane protection

How about a bungee cord at each corner? If the snaps fail, those may hold it in place, at least a little longer. During hurricane Ike, I just left mine in place with nothing extra and it survived just fine. I recorded max wind of around 80 mph where my boat was sitting.
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RE: Hurricane protection

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JD wrote:Any suggestions?
You might replace the "snaps" with "Twist Studs" (Use old snap holes) & grommets.
Then, as Keith suggested, bungees for hurricane tie down. I prefer Twist Studs to regular snaps as I have always had trouble with snaps. Snaps, Grommets & Hardware - Tarp and Cover Superstore



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RE: Hurricane protection

Thanks guys,

Walt,* I like the twists as well.* But the way this is fitted some will have to remain as snaps.

I may just use a couple of metal loops as tie downs and then crisscross some light line over the cover to keep it tied down tight.

Hopefully I won't have to worry about ti for a while.
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