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Old 05-31-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
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4U2SEA (EZ2CY) Enclosures

Has anybody seen any enclosures made by 4U2SEA (supposed to be an updated version of EZ2CY)?

The enclosure on our stern was done by EZ2CY back in the early 90ís and while still serviceable in a round-about way we are interested in replacing it, of course modifying it to suit our specific needs and specifications (the original cannot simply be used as a pattern).

EZ2CY uses acrylic panels that cannot be rolled, and the acrylic cannot be sewn but is glued to the vinyl boarder that hold the zippers. We are somewhat spoiled with this product due to its clarity, lack of distortion and long life. Unfortunately, the nearest fabricator is seven hours away (by car) or fifteen days away (by boat). As this would be a cut and fit, cut and fit operation, doing it remotely is not really an option.

Supposedly the 4U2SEA stuff is price comparable to soft enclosures, although I am not sure about that as EZ2CY was always about 3 to 4 times more expensive.

I am pretty much a do-it-yourself type of guy anyhow and have replaced one of the EZ2CY panels myself so I would rather do the entire job but really donít want to have to re-invent the wheel. Assuming the 4U2SEA is a step forward I am looking for maybe some close up pictures of how it was fabricated and possibly the type of material used.

Does anybody have any comments?

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Old 05-31-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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Haven't seen 4U2SEA, but I can mention our three forward panels are made of Makrolon, sewn into the surrounding Sunbrella. Visibility like EZ2CY.

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