The customer had special request with the cover for the
preservation of the F-16 canopies on this tunnel boat. A lining had to be
sewn into the cover where the canopies would rub the cover. The boat was
kept on the water and salt spray was the problem. A lining that had a fuzz
type backing was requested. The idea is that when the salt spray dried and
crystallized, the crystals would go up into the fuzz backing and not rub
on the plexi-glass canopies. A vinyl was used for the lining that had a
Below is the canvas being tailored fiitted to the canopies
and laying out where the special lining will go...
Below is the canvas being tailored fiitted to the seats
and laying out where the lining will go to keep the canvas from laying directly
on the upholstery...
Special considerations were given to the rear cleats shown
below. This way, the customer can take the cover and use it when tied up
to a dock...
Also of note is the photo below with the work in progress:
The chalk line farthest in is the layout for the same lining as used for
the canopies. The customer requested the lining to be used to also protect
the new paint job. There was also 1/4" foam sewn into the cover from
the farthest line in to the edge of the cover to "load up" the
cover when snapped on to alleviate as less movement as possible in windy