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Ellen254
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Initially Posted - 05/17/2020 :  08:08:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone figured out a solution to keep water from pooling on the canvas companionway cover during heavy rain? I've coated the cover with 303 Aerospace Fabric Protector to try to improve the water repellency, but with downpours, the water just sits there and ends up getting in the cabin.

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Ellen


2004 C250WK #750 Waco, TX
"Ba-de-ya"

solvasoncc
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Response Posted - 05/17/2020 :  08:16:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I keep a cup turned upside down in the middle of mine, between the canvas and the sliding hatch. Same cup I store the lock, keys, phone, etc. and just place it down below on the galley shelf or plate holder when I first get on the boat. I've seen others use pool noodles, but I like dual purpose.

Charles

Catalina 250 WK SR Hull #475
College Station, TX
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TakeFive
Master Marine Consultant

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Response Posted - 05/17/2020 :  19:18:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cut an 18" long piece of swimming noodle and stick it underneath. Worked for me for 6 years.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
PO of Take Five, 1998 Catalina 250WK #348 (relocated to Baltimore's Inner Harbor)
New owner of 2001 Catalina 34MkII #1535 Breakin' Away (at Rock Hall Landing Marina)
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k3fuller
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Response Posted - 05/20/2020 :  05:19:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use the pool noodle trick as well. I have four pieces under the cover and it works perfectly.
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TEM58
Navigator

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Response Posted - 05/24/2020 :  10:02:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep, I used a big cork key float, and sometimes a solo cup. Red of course.

Looks like we are neighbors. I actually work in Waco— or will again once Baylor reopens!

Tim M
“Perfect Match II”
2003 C350 #35
PO "Wine Down"
2000 C250 WK #453
PO "Perfect Match"
1983 C25 SR/SK #3932
Lake Belton
Belton, TX
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kjk
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Response Posted - 05/25/2020 :  13:20:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nerf football

Kevin J. Kiely
Rockport, MA
1999WK
Hull # 407
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wm36
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Response Posted - 05/28/2020 :  19:36:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use the noodles as well. Had to use two pieces in an X to get enough height.

Wayne & Lynn
Hillsboro OR
1995 C250 WB #151
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