Just getting around to replacing it. It's important because we often get backed into a boat or dock with swells or just random moving around. Without a cover, the motor will get scuffed and/or scuff whatever it's up against.
I started before hurricane Florence when we had the dinghy on the trailer. It was much easier to make a pattern on the ground than with it hanging mid-air off the back of the boat!
I just took kraft paper and wrapped/taped the motor to make a pattern.
Then I cut the pattern out.
I ordered the "Sapphire" color of sunbrella to match all the other items on the boat. I cut out the pieces, adding extra allowance for the darts to make it more fitted.
Just assembled it with basting stitches and fitted it wrong side out. After I had it fitted, I re-stitched it to make it stronger.
Fitted pretty nice - doesn't have to be perfect, just needs to stay on this time!!
Added a drawstring at the bottom and pieces of the reflective fabric.
I turned the flash on so you can see the reflection - we should be visible in the dark if someone shines a light on us! Also, our friends lost their dinghy in the Bahamas at night - and couldn't find it after hours of searching. We figure that the reflective tape might help in that case also.
Pretty pleased with it!