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Demountable Cabin for Open Runabouts (Pub. No. 7827)

This raising and lowering top made of plywood and canvas will give your open boat many of the advantages of a small cabin cruiser and still can be easily removed whenever wished. Lowered for ordinary running the sides rest on the deck or gunwales making the entire structure so low it will not catch the wind, the light weight of the materials of which it is made together with this lowness, avoiding any tendency toward top-heaviness. Blankets and air mattresses, a box with food and galley supplies, spare clothes and odd gear in dunriage bags—everything you need for cruising—can be kept dry, and on long runs in damp or cold weather the idle member of the crew can crawl beneath for a snooze or smoke out of the wind or rain. At anchor or pulled up close to the beach the top is raised and its canvas sides tied down to give sitting up headroom.

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Winter Cocoon for Your Boat, A (Pub. No. 7890)

by R.P. Smith

If you are a sailor who prefers to keep his boat where it may be worked on during lay-up or if you’re near sheltered water where you winter afioat, you might try our trick of building a plastic house for your boat to protect her from the ravages of the weather. Leaves, dirt and organisms ranging from bacteria and algae. to the fungus that produces dry rot thrive in a dirty boat filled with rain water. Plain Jane, our 12-ft. all-purpose utility is kept shipshape with a plastic winter cover which doubles as a shelter cuddy for getting out of the elements when duck hunting or fishing in nippy weather. Unlike a cumbersome tarpaulin or huge plastic cover, this cover can be put on in seconds. It will not sag, won't fill with water, won't leak and can be put up in sections, depending on how much shelter is needed.

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Convert to a Cruiser with Canvas (Pub. No. 7936)

Put a top and curtains on any boat, and you’ve added a cabin—the best season stretcher around.

Check any waterfront lineup and you’ll find a fine variety of ways to stay out of the sun and rain. Not every boat is suitable for adding a sail, but any craft can use canvas to become a convertible and change an open cockpit into a shelter. Even a sailing surfboard skipper can drape a sail over the boom and create a tent of sorts for overnighting on a beach. You’ll see runabouts with fold-back tops, sun shelters above flying bridges, covers on open skiffs and sailboat cockpits, pop-tops, Bimini Tops and Navy tops. The trade refers to all this as “canvas,” even though the material may be vinyl, plain or cloth-backed, a canvas-like synthetic such as Acrilan, or even—and it is still useful—genuine canvas duck. Buy a new boat and you’ll be offered a list of “canvas” options. Here's some ides for doing your own.

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