What you need to know about T-Top Boat Cover Construction
(and why Taylor Made goes the extra nautical mile)
When it comes to T-Top boat cover construction, Taylor Made considers every little detail. Here are just some of the reasons that our custom fit covers are the highest quality you will find for your center console, dual console, walk-around cuddy cabin, or bay boat.
Exceptional Sewing and Thread
We have a special sewing machine that uses serge stitching (or overlocked stitching). What does this mean? It means that the seams in our covers are stitched together with not two, not three, but five threads. It also means that, even though we use marine grade thread, those threads are never exposed to destructive UV rays from the Sun. That’s because the serge stitching technique puts the threads on the underside of the cover, as well as leaving no raw edges to unravel.
Tough Hem and Rope
The hem around the bottom of the cover uses a two-needle stitching technique that also exposes no raw edges. It encloses a 5/16th-inch diameter rope that tightens the cover around your boat’s hull. The polyester rope is mildew resistant and made to last. The hem also includes tie-down loops every 3-feet, leaving you plenty of options for securing your cover to a boat trailer.
Reinforced Webbing and Optional Tie-Down Straps
The 2″ thick webbing straps have bar-tack stitching to add extra reinforcement that helps them withstand the pressure loads they need to support. The straps that cinch the cover to your T-Top, as well as the optional tie-down straps, will not pull out due to this bar-tack reinforcement. Additionally, they have quick release buckles that will allow you to take your top down fast when you’re ready to hit the water.
Heavy 18-Gauge Vinyl
Does your T-Top boat have any accessories? No worries, we use really heavy 18-gauge vinyl at all the stress points where those accessories might be an issue. By using such a thick vinyl, we ensure that your cover will last for years.