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  • Curtain leaks

    Anyone have good suggestions on how to stop the endless drips and leaks that come through the curtain joints and corners when your pounding into a head or quartering head-sea?

    I know the "slow down" solution already

  • #2
    Paper towels

    Actually, I am having my front plastic replaced this winter from the original 3 piece set-up to a one piece front. Also I am adding velcro flap closures over the zippers in the corners to help with the water blowing through.

    I am also turning the bottom track on the windshield over so the wiper studs no longer penetrate through the canvas.

    I hope these changes will help. I hate getting wet


    I will let you know how they work.




    Chris
    "Pelagic" 2006 Classic 32

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    • #3
      If you guys are looking to keep spray from coming through the top horizontal zippers I have a cheap fix for you. I found a flat rubber gasket for a garage door at home depot. I think it was 2 1/2 to 3" in width. I ran that around the front up top just underneath the hardtop. I used a single hole punch to make holes where the supports are at and used black zip ties to secure it. I used two ties on each support. It looks great and keeps the spray from blowing through the upper zippers. Total price was about $12. I don't have pics to post but I will get some on my next trip down to the boat. If anyone has questions about this feel free to contact me and I will try to clear it up for you. The boat is in Cape May if anybody wants to check it out.

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      • #4
        Larry- I agree it can be very annoying, I notice on the newer boats like Bluefin32's the piping supports are configured differently such that there is no canvas gap in the corners. Since my canvas work is black I used some wide, black vinyl tape (like ducktape) just on the corners but it is a poor solution and I need a better idea. I might try the fish2xs trick but the corners are my biggest complaint.
        NIGHTHAWK
        2001 CC 28
        Yanmar 300's

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        • #5
          For those that need to replace their enclosures, consider going to a one piece for the front and one piece for the sides. It's amazing how much better your visibility is without all of the zippers. Less zippers= less areas for water/spray to blow through. It will probably cost more to have done, but the difference is incredible. I haven't done this to our boat yet, but the ones that I've seen are sharp looking.

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          • #6
            Fish 2's,

            Can you post a couple of pictures?
            Bullish
            2002 28
            Volvo Kamd 44p's

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            • #7
              Curtain Leaks

              Have had same leaks as everyone else. I leave curtains up all year, we use clear silicone on leaks and totally eliminates the problem. Cheap and fast.
              WELL DONE - Henry
              2006 CC 28
              Home Port - Cape May, NJ

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              • #8
                I will try to get some pics of my gasket "fix" this weekend or early next week. I like the clear silicone idea that well done does. Do you just run a bead on the outside and smear it flat along the zippers? Well done, are you in the water yet?
                Tom-very optimistic

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                • #9
                  All zippers have velcro covers except side roll ups. We use silicone on all Joints, corners and where the canvas wraps around piping. Got tired of electronics getting wet and everything else. Yes we went in the water Tuesday (breeze-lee marina). We are in the old section.
                  WELL DONE - Henry
                  2006 CC 28
                  Home Port - Cape May, NJ

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by well done 28 View Post
                    All zippers have velcro covers except side roll ups. We use silicone on all Joints, corners and where the canvas wraps around piping. Got tired of electronics getting wet and everything else. Yes we went in the water Tuesday (breeze-lee marina). We are in the old section.
                    Brilliant!
                    Ethan D.
                    "Fissues 2" 2008 CC28
                    D6-330's Ex:RedTail
                    Marblehead, MA

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                    • #11
                      Put a lubricant on the zipper teeth prior to silicone, for easier removal when needed.

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