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Old 31 July 2005, 20:29   #1
Country: USA
Town: Lubec, Maine USA
Boat name: Stormy I
Make: Airsolid
Length: 6m +
Engine: outboard 115 hp
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 19
Parachutes for a sun protector?

Hi All....

Has anyone ever used surplus parachutes as a boat cover? I live in rural Downeast Maine, USA where "rib" means Bar-b-que. I have tried to use "off the shelf covers for sun protection but most do not lend themselves well to the RIB design. I could use a surplus parachute as a cover to shield the tubes from the sun but not sure if that will protect from the UV rays. I was wondering if a parachute for a cover would work. Any experince or advice. Thanks, Stormy

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Old 31 July 2005, 20:44   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
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ANYTHING that stops the UV will work - even old sacks!!! As long as the material isn't open weave or tranparent then it will work.
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