Saturday, May 5, 2018

An Aft Deck Canopy

We live on the wet coast.  A need for an aft deck canopy became quite apparent after a few weeks of living aboard, so I made one.  The frame is ABS drain pipe, and the tarp I had custom made online for under $200.  It is 18 oz. vinyl - the stuff the truckers use - and they made it to my dimensions and put the grommets in the placement and quantities I asked for.  Held on with zap straps.  Very secure and sturdy. 

I went off line for a while.  Life changes - probably all for the good in the long run but takes getting used to just the same.  Promise to be a little more wordy as time goes on...




3 comments:

  1. Looks nice, does it extend over the hatch at all, or is that another project? As a side note, I have to take out the "https" from the front of the old link I had for you on my blog, is is deliberate?

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  2. Nice canting out to the sides..... truckers weight fabric sounds great and with far less probably flapping noise than polytarp. IN the pac NW a good awning is essential. Nice spot to hang in a light drizzle!

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  3. Really like the curved top and the overhung sides. Complements the lines of the boat.

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