Cover Recommendations

#21
Maybe a quick fix would be to stuff a beach ball in the cockpit before covering.
The beach ball would be quick and easy... would it keep full of air, though? I seem to recall stuff like that will slowly deflate over time, especially if it's out in cold air.

I currently have my Sunfish stored in the 2nd floor of my dad's barn with a fan on it - hoping to dry it out in the off-season. I blogged about it here.

But, for future outdoor storage, I had thought about using a piece of 1 1/2" or 2" rigid foam insulation, and cutting it to fit in the cockpit opening. That would solve the issue of the tarp drooping down into the cockpit, and prevent/deter possible critters from nesting in the cockpit over the winter, too.

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#22
hopefully next year I'll have some kind of rack for the two of them to sit on, on their sides. And rails and a wench to pull them up off the beach and over the rip-rap.
 
#30
i thought my 3/8" wench was missing, but it was bent anyway. please don't try to return it.:D

btw wayne, i just finished the second varnish coat on the fish. i think it's gonna look very nice. the bottom is done.
 
#32
Maybe a quick fix would be to stuff a beach ball in the cockpit before covering.
I made a tarp cover for my Phantom over the summer and what I did was make a PVC framework that fit in the cockpit and protruded above the deck by a couple inches - this way all areas of the tarp slope towards the edges and won't collect water. I didn't see any problems with snow this season, but we got little compared to most areas of the country.
 
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