Camper Canvas Installation Question

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by exitstrategy, May 22, 2010.

  1. exitstrategy

    exitstrategy New Member

    25
    May 22, 2010
    Traverse City, MI
    310 Sundancer 1999
    350 Mercruiser w/Twin Bravo III Drives
    I have a 1998 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer and this is a camper canvas question. Everything is snap and zipper except for where it attaches to the windshield. The clear plastic windshield canvas has a black rubber strip at the bottom that appears to slide in to the top of the window frame, sort of like a tongue/groove track system. How do you get it started in the groove? There are no open feed ends on the windshield to get it started....Help and thank you.
     
  2. Firerooster

    Firerooster New Member

    351
    Apr 6, 2010
    Arizona
    Totally customized 1996
    Sea Ray 240 overnighter
    Towed with 2002 Ford F250, 7.3L powerstroke
    7.4L EFI/bravo III 4 and 3 blade props
    It's actually a push and wedge in.... Without tension on the rest of the canvas. Start on one side and stick the upper portion of the rubber into the track/groove on the windshield then press the bottom and it should fit in the groove and lock in. B prepared for sore thumbs the first time you do this. After a few times you will have it down real smooth
     
  3. exitstrategy

    exitstrategy New Member

    25
    May 22, 2010
    Traverse City, MI
    310 Sundancer 1999
    350 Mercruiser w/Twin Bravo III Drives
    Thanks Firerooster, I appreciate the help!
     
  4. Firerooster

    Firerooster New Member

    351
    Apr 6, 2010
    Arizona
    Totally customized 1996
    Sea Ray 240 overnighter
    Towed with 2002 Ford F250, 7.3L powerstroke
    7.4L EFI/bravo III 4 and 3 blade props
    No worries my friend. Anytime. Happy floating
     
  5. ktdmtd

    ktdmtd New Member

    9
    Jul 16, 2007
    New York Finger Lakes
    2005 Mariner 36, Raymarine VHS, Radar/Charter, GPS, Depth
    2 - 6.2 MPI Mercruisers
    I spray a little 303 Protectant on a paper towel and then coat that black rubber strip. Seems to make the installation go a little easier.
     
  6. springer3

    springer3 New Member

    173
    Feb 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
    1996 215 EC
    4.3 liter Mercuriser LX
    It also helps to warm the strip in the sun. I found it impossible to install on a cold day.
     
  7. RichP

    RichP Member

    31
    Feb 3, 2010
    NY
    240 Sundeck
    350 B3
    on my Sundeck:
    You push the edge of the rubber strip up (towards the bimini) and then snap the bottom in place. Much easier if warm
    You can start this almost anywhere but the end is probably easier.

    When zippered to the bimini upwards pressure keeps this in the track and tight. Not the easiest system but not too bad once you get the hang of it... Good luck
     

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