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Carolina Skiff 24 Ultra Elite

Old 07-25-2018, 08:50 PM
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I have a new Carolina Skiff 24 Ultra Elite on order and I'm looking for a cover for it. It will have a Minn Kota 80 lb 72" trolling motor on the front and a Suzuki 250 engine. It will also have a moulded T-Top. I'd like a cover that will fully protect the boat, and cover the exposed part of the hull. Do your covers go all the way down to cover the sides of the boat, or do they stop a ft below the gunnels? What is the cost for this type of cover?
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Originally Posted by Mayberry32 View Post
I have a new Carolina Skiff 24 Ultra Elite on order and I'm looking for a cover for it. It will have a Minn Kota 80 lb 72" trolling motor on the front and a Suzuki 250 engine. It will also have a moulded T-Top. I'd like a cover that will fully protect the boat, and cover the exposed part of the hull. Do your covers go all the way down to cover the sides of the boat, or do they stop a ft below the gunnels? What is the cost for this type of cover?
Hey Mayberry32 -

Thank you for your interest in our covers! We have a cover listed for the 2017-2018 Carolina Skiff Ultra Elite 24 with the T-Top and a single outboard motor mounted directly on the transom. This cover will allow for a boat's length up to 24'6" from the furthest point of the bow to the back of the transom, and go over the T-Top as well. While the cover is made to snug about 3-6" below the rub rail all the way around, since your boat is only 96" wide, you will very likely get additional coverage out of this cover as it's made for a 102" beam width. You could expect a fit similar to this image shown:



If you're looking for even added protection down the sides of the boat, you may consider adding this boat skirt for an extra 30" of coverage. Simply measure the curve of the boat from the tip of the bow to the back of the transom to receive an accurate length:

https://www.boatcoversdirect.com/pro...al-boat-skirt/

Let me know if this is something you may be interested in for your boat and I'm happy to help you with pricing in the chosen material, including your THT discount!

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Old 07-26-2018, 06:35 PM
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Thank you for the info. How much is the THT discount? I see on your site you have 20% off boat covers, correct? Is the discount through here more than that?
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Thank you for the info. How much is the THT discount? I see on your site you have 20% off boat covers, correct? Is the discount through here more than that?
The Sun-Dura boat covers are marked down 20% online right now (through the end of July) and for being a THT member, I can take another $20 off this cover! Let me know if you'd like to proceed with this order and I'm happy to help you further!

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I bought one for mine off of Amazon.

Classic Accessories StormPro Heavy-Duty Center Console T-Top Roof Boat Cover
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I bought one for mine off of Amazon.

Classic Accessories StormPro Heavy-Duty Center Console T-Top Roof Boat Cover
How well does it fit? Do you have a picture of it on the boat?
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I bought the same one in the pic. BCdirect. Sundura

fits about the same and works good. I leave my boat at the beach during the summer. 238 Carolina Skiff.
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Got a PM from you, but there was no picture attached.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:24 PM
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Sorry, Dont know why
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:35 AM
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How's the experience with the CS Ultra Elite 24? Considering one, as well. I like the balance between fishing chops and family friendly features. How does it ride? I'm in the Charleston, SC area... so I'm in pretty skinny water oftentimes, but also would like to be able to get across harbors/sounds and maybe venture offshore from time to time without getting beat up. What's been your experience?
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Only had it since this past weekend, but logged 2 full days Saturday and Sunday. I had it on the two roughest lakes in Georgia with a ton of traffic and sea walls, and it handled like a dream. It's a very smooth and dry boat. I don't know real world draft figures, and I'm frankly afraid to test it. I know I was in under 3ft of water with the engine trimmed all the way down and was nowhere close to rubbing. But, as far as how shallow it can really get, I don't know that yet. Specs say 10" with engine up, but I'm sure that is with no fuel, 1 person onboard and nothing loading down the transom.

Overall, I'm VERY happy with it, and it's exactly what I wanted. It's very fishable, comfortable, rides smooth, good build quality, very family friendly layout. It meets our needs of family days on the lake. inshore fishing, nearshore fishing on very calm days in the Gulf of Mexico, and cruising with kids and wife. I looked for a long time, and I didn't find a boat that met our needs better. It's worth checking out.

I will say, if you get serious about getting one, don't skimp and go max power with the 250. The 200 will push it, I'm sure, but I think in any heavy chop, or open saltwater, the larger engine will be greatly appreciated. I'm still breaking in the engine, but it was running 44 mph under 5,000 rpm's this weekend, in a pretty heavy lake chop, and cut through it like butter.

Also, make sure to work trim tabs into your deal. They aren't necessary to operate the boat, but it smoothes out the ride so much, and after a single weekend of use, I'll never own a boat without them.
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Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great fit for you. I like the simplicity, versatility, and toughness of the CS line. I think I just need to do a sea trial here in Charleston to get a feel on the harbor and maybe out nearshore... I have no doubt it will be a rockstar in the creeks and rivers. It's important that I have a safe, dry, and comfortable ride for my wife and kids. Enjoy your new boat!!
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Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great fit for you. I like the simplicity, versatility, and toughness of the CS line. I think I just need to do a sea trial here in Charleston to get a feel on the harbor and maybe out nearshore... I have no doubt it will be a rockstar in the creeks and rivers. It's important that I have a safe, dry, and comfortable ride for my wife and kids. Enjoy your new boat!!
Will do. Thanks.

One other thing....this is a bay boat and not what you think of when you think Carolina Skiff. The ride is nothing like any Skiff I've ever been on. It's smooth, dry and very, very comfortable. After 3 days on the water, I think it will do fine in the flats and skinny water. But, I think nearshore is an easier stretch than low tide creeks and shallow water. I'm trying to figure out exactly how shallow it drafts without messing up the hull, and so far, I'm definitely comfortable in 18" of water. Not sure how close to the 10" spec I can get, but haven't pushed it yet. I ran slowly over some submerged timber in the lake tonight that I could see from the bow under water, and didn't hear the hull touch it. It looked to be a foot or so under water.
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