How to fold and pack your Tecsew Cockpit enclosure
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What fabric do you use to manufacturer your canopies?
A: The No. 1 marine fabric in the world. We use Sunbrella Plus for exterior covers.
As an optional upgrade we also use the prestigious Sunbrella Supreme.
Q: What do you have standard patterns for?
A: Bavaria Motor Boats, Beneteau, Discovery, Dufore, Elan, Gibsea, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Legend, Maxi, Moodys, Rodman, Sabre, Southerly, Vancouver, and Westerly boat ranges. We either supply the UK builders, or importers of these ranges, or in the case of Westerlys and Gibsea, have supplied in the past.
Q: Do we supply spare parts, fittings etc?
A: Yes we offer a range of spare parts and can fit the new product to your boat. Please call or email us with your enquiry.
Q: How do you wash your canopies?
General or light cleaning
- Brush off loose dirt.
- Hose down.
- Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite (no detergents).
- Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
- Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Air dry.
- May not require retreatment depending on the age of the fabric.
** If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted chlorine bleach/soap mixture for spot cleaning of mildew, roof run-off or other similar stains (see our Stain Chart for specific recommendations)
Q: How do you maintain/service zips?
A: Candle wax rubbed into the teeth will act as a lubricant. We recommend petroleum jelly or silicon lubricant is worked into zip sliders and the starting tongue and box, to help protect from salt crystal deposits.
Q: Is it possible for me to fit my canopy myself?
A: We can provide full fitting instructions and photographs with all our standard pattern products to enable you to self-fit. Tecsew supply on a self fit basis to many customers outside of the UK
Q: What is the difference between a Sailcover and Pack-a-Main?
A: A sailcover is a general cover for a sail whereas a Pack-a-Main allows the sail to flake into the bag
Q: Does the price includes fitting locally?
A: Yes the supply price includes fitting between Chichester to Lymington (on the South Coast)
Q: What fabric do you use to manufacturer a winter cover?
A: Top gun fabric as this is extremely heavy duty
Q: Do we require a deposit when placing an order?
A: No, but prompt payment is required once the cover is fitted to your boat/yacht
Q: Which areas do you cover when measuring/patterning/fitting?
A: Chichester to Lymington (on the South Coast)