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Buying Waterproof Boat Covers

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Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 18, 2016 12:51:28 PM
Topics: Bimini Tops, Boat Covers, Marine Fabrics

Riviera_webpage.jpgWhat’s so important about buying a boat cover that’s waterproof? After all, your boat is made to be in the water! Well, you’d be surprised at just how important it is to have a waterproof boat cover.

For starters, boats, whether in storage or just covered up for a day, need to be protected like anything else. Boats that are not covered with waterproof material run the risk of the following:

  • Mildew and mold growth
  • Moisture build up
  • Sun damage
  • Scratches or tears from debris/wind/inclement weather

In fact, boat covers are not made from your standard textile. Boat covers are often designed and developed using specialty fabrics that are created to be waterproof and mildew resistant. It’s important to keep that in mind, especially if you’re tempted to use a cover that’s not engineered for boats.

Waterproof boat covers protect your investment and give you peace of mind because you know your boat is safe from water damage while it’s in storage. That being said, where can you find quality boat cover material? At Herculite Inc., marine fabrics are a specialty. In fact, Herculite offers boat owners its Weblon Regatta Marine Fabric.

This marine fabric features:

  • Rain Kleen® finish on weather side
  • Vinyl and Polyester Composite
  • Waterproof & Mildew resistant
  • High, lasting strength – light weight
  • Dimensional stability – all weather
  • Heat, cold & abrasion resistant
  • White tops reflect heat, pastel linings relieve glare
  • Widest color selection
  • Compact storage wet or dry

 Herculite’s marine fabrics are made from strong, flexible polyester fibers with a vinyl coating that makes them waterproof and resistant to wear and tear. Also, Weblon Regatta is built to repel the elements. This all-weather boat fabric is resistant to:

  • Water
  • Oil
  • Harmful UV rays
  • Chemicals
  • Stains
  • Abrasion
  • Mildew

And, Weblon Regatta is stretch-resistant and it bends around curves and corners, covering the most challenging enclosure or boat shapes with ease. Once sealed, it resists stretching and maintains its shape to avoid warping and sagging.

 Now that you know the importance of buying a waterproof boat cover, contact us today to see how we can help you with your next marine project. For more information about us visit us at www.herculite.com. Or call us if you would like more information about our products and services at 800-772-0036.

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Topics: Bimini Tops, Boat Covers, Marine Fabrics