seaforrest wrote: So where do I find a boat cover that fits my 58 Vagabond? I need to keep the rainwater and leaves out and I don't want a blue tarp! Kindly please advise. Thank you.
I bought a cover from this online place, who happens to be located near me in Alabama. I have no idea where their covers actually come from. They have a good variety of sizes at good prices, and the quality is good; it's a heavy fabric with good elastic and a lot of attachment points.
I like his weatherstripping friction fit idea ..... Australian or not, I'm mulling it all over. I like the gray painted floor idea with cool carpet for my bare feet and it visually disappears like Loco said. I'm feeling that vibe. Thinking it through. Might go a whitewash stain to give me a painted look that still shows that rustic woodgrain through. My brain is working it.
My slat panels drop right in and pull right out. They weigh maybe 15 lbs each. I would never drill a hole in a stringer..I had carpet in the 58 vagabond..It was great,,,but it holds water. As far as bare feet,,,I don't boat barefoot..I like traction and keeping my feet from fish hooks and the sun. If
you just need a floor,,go with the plywood.. You are still going to build the puzzle of locking it in using the existing stringers and ribs without using fasteners. Call it Tetris.
I have marine plywood with grey indoor/outdoor carpet in my boats, it feels great on bare feet in the hot sun, sort of just disappears to the eye and will last 10 to 15 years if you take it out when not in use. Mine are gravity fastened