During long periods of storage, your uncovered boat is susceptible to damage
from a number of sources-rain, snow, blowing dirt and debris, bird droppings, UV
radiation and nesting birds and rodents. While a conventional cover or tarp
offers your boat some protection from the elements, only a shrink-wrap cover
gives it protection that's 100% waterproof, impossible to blow off and that can
withstand heavy loads of snow or rain.
"Wrap-It-Up" is a do-it-yourself shrink-wrap system that provides your boat with the protection it deserves during the long off-season. Developed exclusively for West Marine, the system consists of three kits that provide everything needed to shrink-wrap your boat yourself:
Hardware Kit: Includes all the tools you need to wrap your boat: a propane heat tool with 25' hose and regulator, training video, safety gloves and glasses, shrink-wrap cutting knife and complete instructions. Buy it once and reuse it year after year.
Installation Kit: One roll of 3/4" x 300' woven strapping, one roll of 2" x 30' shrink-wrap tape, four self-adhesive air vents, ten 3/4" strap-tightening buckles and one prepaid "REBAG" recycling kit. Buy a new kit every year.
Shrink-Wrap Kit: One roll of shrink wrap, sized for your boat. Purchase a new kit every year.
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