Canopy Cover Suggestions

03-27-2009, 04:46 PM

gderamel | Canopy Cover Suggestions

Anyone have canopy cover suggestions? Preferred cloths (Mylar to reflect?), fastening schemes, etc.? Detailed pictures, if you have any, would be great.

03-27-2009, 09:25 PM

Tom Saccio | Canopy covers

I designed a cover and had a guy where I live in North Carolina Make 3 of them. ! for me another for Ed Lynch and another for John Parks. They're around $650.00. I'll see if I have a picture to send out. Tom Saccio

03-29-2009, 04:25 PM

gderamel | Found this example online...

Anyone know who made N80CC's cover?

03-29-2009, 09:28 PM

seapilot1 | Canopy Cover

Are you still looking?

03-29-2009, 09:35 PM

seapilot1 | Canopy Cover

I've had several and the first ones weren't very good. The best soulution I found was Blue /sailboat canvas, snapped to the canopy, so that when you raise the canopy it goes up also, which prevents the sun burning holes in the rear seat upholstery ( replaced several times). It cost around $500.

03-31-2009, 09:09 AM


Excellent suggestion. Thank you. Question: any concerns regarding fastening snaps to fiberglass (ie, compromise structural integrity)?

03-31-2009, 04:21 PM


ANYONE GOING TO SUN n'FUN (April 21-26)? Bruce's Custom Covers said they could take measurements for a template off a Seawind. ANY VOLUNTEERS?

05-13-2010, 03:17 PM


Last year someone mentioned a guy in the south that makes or made covers. I called him, he was busy, took my number, no call. Does anyone have this guys number.......I misplaced it.



05-13-2010, 07:18 PM

Tom Saccio | Canopy Covers

As we speak two Canopy covers are being made for Fred Lohr and Chad Fey by a woman in Norht Carolina. The cover is patterned after one that was made for me. Ed Lynch and John Parks also have the same cover. The womans name is Gayle and her business is called Watson in Homes. Her number is 252 946-3301. If I can be of service to any of you, I would be glad to help. Just call or E-mail me.

Tom Saccio

home 252 940-0083

cell 252 945-5199

05-13-2010, 07:21 PM

Tom Saccio | Canopy Covers

By the way this cover goes around the nose of the plane a cross the canopy and down the sides. It is easy to install by one person. The price she is charging now is $600.00. I think the first couple that were made were about $700.00 but the price has come down.

05-13-2010, 09:57 PM

kiwi | Canopy Cover

I have a used one for sale for $75.00. It is the snap on style that goes up with the Canopy and comes with a Bag


05-14-2010, 07:44 AM


Thanks Tom....

Do you have any pictures..? Does the cover hook in on the inside with snaps or around the bellie with straps..?

I currently have a cover that snaps on inside the canopy.

I am looking for a cover that can raise with the canopy and that has netting that drops below the canopy canvas so when the canopy is open the skeeters don't get me while sleeping.

I'll call her.....

05-14-2010, 09:50 AM

Tom Saccio | Canopy Cover

The cover that I have attaches to the nose and clips on to the back of the wings and the wheel wells. It also has two straps the go under the belly. I'm sure this woman could make what ever you want though. She is comming to my house to fit the covers for Chad and Fred today. I'll as her if she can do what you want. I'll also take pictures and post them.


05-14-2010, 03:30 PM

Tom Saccio | Canopy Covers

Attached are photos of my canopy cover. Like I said previously there is a woman here in NC that will make these covers for $600.00

06-05-2011, 11:11 PM


Bruce's custom covers is located near my home. Soon as we get through painting the bottom and turn the carcass right side up, I can have them come over and figure out how to fit the canopy if anyone is interested--should be done with the paint this week.

06-06-2011, 06:42 AM



Can you send me some info on you and your seawind? Pictures?



06-06-2011, 10:45 PM

keithw | Seawind Cover

Hi Seawinders The cover you see on my plane N80CC was a cover supplied by S.N.A. when I had just finished the plane back in 2001. I didnt like it as it did not completely cover the canopy. So I sent it back and had 12" added all around.. When I would be out and tied down and a big rain/blow would come I would get water on the inside. The 12" did the trick. I had eyeltts added so I could tie it down with bunge cords Also straps that clip up on the inside before the canopy is closed. Does quite well. Keith Walljasper N80CC

06-07-2011, 08:20 PM


Anyone know of a manufacture who's already made (so has a template) for SUN-SHIELD that fits INSIDE the canopy? Kind of like that foil-looking stuff...

07-02-2011, 12:47 AM

Rusty | Canopy Covers

We have completed our canopy.

Bruce's Covers is local. They have made several for me over the last 25 yrs.

They can come by my place anytime and use my Seawind for a model if anyone out there wants to deal with them remotely.

I'm at:

898 Pepper Tree Ct.

Santa Clara, Ca.

02-22-2016, 08:24 PM


Bruce's Custom Covers is alive and well. Moved from the high rent district, Sunnyvale, Ca, to Morgan Hill, a bit South of Silicon Valley. They could come up and use my Seawind for a pattern, assuming all our planes came off the same molds. Ph: 800 777 6405 8:00a>5:00p