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Old 09-15-2012, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Best way to make a boat awning?

What's the easiest way to make your own boat awning for a cutter rigged boat besides just putting up a boom tent and not thinking much about the fore deck?
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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On my last boat I had a similar problem. If you initially make the awning as though the boat had no inner forestay, then cut the awning through the centre from the bow end to just aft of where the inner stay will be when the awning is in place. Sew on a separate 4" flap to cover the slit, and use extra wide velcro (or two strips of sewn in standard velcro, side by side) to close the flap. There are many photos on the net showing awnings suitable for traditional sloops..just google 'foredeck awning'. Here's a nifty one to suit a Hanse, and which could be adapted as described as above. Foredeck Awning - myHanse - Hanse Yachts Owners Forum

My last boat was quite large and I had a lot of space for storage. Consequently I made two foredeck awnings from the same homemade pattern. One from 90% beige shadecloth, one from vinyl for the rain.

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There are variety of boom tents and awnings available to choose from. Here are some, hillyard-30, najad-38-1, najad-38-2. You want to make it yourself, visit here Tom Graefe's boom tent. Hope you like it...
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[QUOTE=RoaldJordan;36064]There are variety of boom tents and awnings available to choose from. Here are some, hillyard-30, najad-38-1, najad-38-2. You want to make it yourself, look for some videos on internet, hope you will like it.
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