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Old 28 April 2019, 13:35   #1
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Bow canopy mods

Bought a bow canopy from eBay last year. Fitted quite well but a couple of the elastic clips were a bit too long and after some use the shorter ones seemed to be over stretched and coming apart. Click image for larger version

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With this in mind I thought some eyelets and shock cord would be the solution. Ive used metal eyelets before but they are cheap and rust so quickly theyd be no good in salt water.

I decided on some plastic eyelets.

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To reinforce these I planned on adding some pvc material to the back of the canopy before fitting them.

I used two part pvc glue and added a patch to the rear of each area Id put an eyelet.

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Turned out well. Stronger than before with the ability to adjust the tension for each eyelet. Its one piece of shock cord all the way around and is looped through each eyelet.



Hope this helps or gives some inspiration.
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Old 02 May 2019, 17:29   #2
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Any more pics of it in place? How Big's the Rib and what's the canopy/price
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Old 03 May 2019, 07:46   #3
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Its a 3.8m Zodiac sib. The cover cost 50 from eBay last year. Click image for larger version

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Plenty of video of it on my YouTube page.

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