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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by David Satter, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Anybody know of a company? I used to make them I'm so busy now just don't have the time. I'm not looking for a total enclosure. Just a fitted cover to go over an upside down canoe , say on saw horses. So the bottom would be open for air flow. Dave
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  3. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

    I'm a big fan of Danuu Covers. They're a one size fits a range of canoes type of cover. But I've logged a lot of miles (Colorado to Maine and back) with these covers. I've had no issues. They still look brand new. I think the material they use is the Weather Max 3D.
     
  4. Pook

    Pook Chestnut Canoe fan

    David,
    I have a couple of Danuu Canoe covers. I ended up there when I was unable to contact Sue for a custom cover...

    https://danuu.com/canoe-covers/

    Not exactly cheap but exactly as you describe: covers hull but open to air movement, water snow and UV protection when stored and highway traffic protection when travelling long distances.
    Transported my Chestnut Pal across country no problem and I keep my 16' Prospector outside racked in one over the winter.

    Welcome to Ontario.JPG

    Bruce
     
  5. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

    @Pook I've come up with a method to tighten these up. I use the little paracord hook kits that you can get at the hardware store to pull the sides tight against the gunnels. and I tie off the drawstring around the rear seat or carry thwart. This reduces flapping quite a bit.
     

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  6. Pook

    Pook Chestnut Canoe fan

    As soon as I posted that picture I realized it might give the OP the wrong impression. That photo was taken shortly after a quick paddle in Whiteshell Provincial Park. The cover was on a lot "snugger" than that before and after this picture...Very little flapping across the Prairies.

    Monik- thanks for the tip. I actually used some short lengths of cord between the various adjusting straps( I hadn't tied them on when the picture was taken.)
    Your solution is a lot more simple. I'll adapt that going forward.

    Bruce
     
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