If you happen to be one of those persons who set sails in the water whenever you get time out of your busy schedule, then you might know how hard it is to keep the interior of the boat in a good condition. If you are a newbie and have recently developed the hobby of sailing, then for sure you will gain experience of how to take care of your boat by going through this article. Now let’s see things to consider while buying covers for boat seats.
The marine atmosphere is not the same as that of the land. When you are out in the sea, the salty wind and the humidity can pose significant threats to the interior of the boat. So, it would be wise to cover them. But how will you choose the right cover for your boat seats? You have to consider certain things before placing the order to buy them. Some of them are discussed here.
The omnipresence of the sun
Wherever you go sailing in the blue waters, the sun is going to accompany you all the time (except on a nighttime venture). The presence of the strong sun rays along with the harsh sea atmosphere is sure to cause damage to the boat seat upholstery. They will fade out and tear in no time. To avoid this, you should purchase a boat seat cover that is not only water repellent but can also stand such adverse effects of the natural elements. They would ensure the protection of the color and state of the boat seat fabric despite prolonged exposure to the UV rays of the sun.
Easy to Maintain
No matter what you buy, they need maintenance. Only good care can make them more durable and thus last longer. While selecting the right seat covers for your boat, make sure that the fabric can be easily cleaned as they would attract water stains very easily and that is a recurring concern for all boat owners.
Opt for a breathable fabric
Again, being in the sun for long hours makes the boat warm and the seats get heated up. If the cover of the seat doesn’t allow proper air circulation then it would trap the heat and that will make you feel uncomfortable to sit on them. If you opt for a breathable fabric then you can enjoy your sea time without having to feel any discomfort as they will ensure that the airflow is maintained to keep the seat cool.
Customize them if you want
These days you can get customized covers if you can avail the chosen company with the proper details like size, color, pattern, dimensions, choice of fabric, removable or made-to-fit seat covers, and not to forget the price range. Usually, a pair of seat covers comes within $100. And if you have the skill and time to make them all by yourself, then it would be a thing to show to your fellow boat mates.
Other factors you need to check
There are other factors that you may need to look through before buying the covers like – the warranty of the product, services offered if any damage is caused within the warranty period, and whether you can personalize the covers with a logo or a design of your own.
So, if you are planning to purchase seat covers for captain’s chairs, or fishing seats, or leaning posts, be sure to go through the details of the product minutely.