I have a couple new carbon/Kevlar canoes arriving shortly and will need to store them outdoors. What is the best material to protect them from sun, rain and snow? I would love to have something with an elastic or draw string to make it easier to install, but that isn’t a requirement.
Amazon sells expensive canoe covers but they also sell white tarps. White mitigates the solar oven effect. Personally I’d set up something like a pup tent on a canoe rack, but if you have a wall available you can just hang the tarp from the wall like a lean-to and attach weights to the bottom corners.
This is what I was looking for! The $100 number was to just start the conversation, not a budget. The two canoes are costing over $5k, so a few hundred for quality covers is worth it, IMO. I’ll do some looking on their site.
If anyone has more suggestions, please share.
I was looking at bulk sunbrella material to get an idea on costs, and even that would. Be over $200 for the fabric for one canoe, plus the labor and elastic
In my boat building days a friend had made a beautiful strip built kayak and hung it on his den wall. My wife informed me that no boats would hang on ours. I did manage to get a couple of paddles up there.
I second the Bag Lady covers. Jeremy made one for my Tiderace sea kayak and it is a thing of beauty. My kayak is stored on a mostly covered rack at a friends place and the cover keeps it protected from sun, mud splashes and assorted critter poop. The covers wash very well too.