As I was getting my Scot ready for hurricane Irene's passage through Long Island, something that has always bothered me, this time bothered me enough to write this note. The FS tent cover that goes over the boom is generally a good protection against rain. But in a case like this, where you want to remove the sail and this tent cover to reduce all possible windage, there is no really good cockpit cover. The small one that clips fore and aft and is hung from the boom by a single line and rests on the seats leaves a good amount of open space fore and aft for rain to get in. This time I sealed these open spaces with tapped down black garbage bags and hope they will hold in the coming storm. Let's face it, FS needs a better 'small' cockpit cover. I wonder if anyone out there has solved this problem.
FS 367 Chin Up