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Old 09-09-2019, 10:31 AM
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My better half tells me I need a boat cover, she does not like to clean the stains left over from the leaves. So,
I have a 24 ft. Walk a round with hard top. I have seen the Carver, National Trident and Spartan Surpreme covers
online. What do you the members use etc.?
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I put a SealSkin cover over mine when it's just sitting in the yard. For the price it seems to be holding up ok, and it's protecting the entire boat. It is also very light, is it's easy to remove and reinstall. First year with it, so I have no idea how it will work for next season, but so far so good.

i have had good luck in the past with Carver as well and would not shy away from them, either.
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For the umpteenth time, BoatCoversDirect, a THT sponsor and with a THT discount code. They will make up one for your specific make and model of boat. They have a vendor forum here if you have any questions. I have done business with them and am very happy with the quality and service.
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
For the umpteenth time, BoatCoversDirect, a THT sponsor and with a THT discount code. They will make up one for your specific make and model of boat. They have a vendor forum here if you have any questions. I have done business with them and am very happy with the quality and service.
what is the discount code??
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I have a $1200 custom cover,its 6 years old. My BIL has a 3 year old, $250 cover. His is ok,but hes still way ahead of me. check ebay

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If you have twins you may want to consider a cover for a 26'WA. The single is a little short from Boat Covers Direct here on the forum. I had a 26' cover before and it covered both engines down to the middle of them.
Both were Carvers and this one in the pic seems to be a tougher material than the previous one even though they were supposed to be the same. I get 3 years out of them due to wind wear and tear.
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That's fine for a winter layup but not something you want to use on a regular basis.
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Originally Posted by ReelNauti View Post
That's fine for a winter layup but not something you want to use on a regular basis.
Absolutely agree. Fisher Canvas makes a fantastic winter cover (I have had two on previous boats) but they weigh like 50 lbs...and that was for a 22' DC. It's like trying to move a dead body around when it's folded.

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One word of advice is to watch for mold with a cover.

We had a cover on our boat, and the leaning post and such was covered in mold after a month or so. If you can swing the funds for a car port, i'd recommend that instead.
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T Top Covers. Works great to keep air circulating.

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Bought mine off amazon for about $225. Knowing full well it wasnt a custom made cover or anything. And I'm not taking anything away from the guys that make them. Was just looking for something to keep leaves, pine needles, and the sun off my boat. The cover has far exceeded my expectations. I dont think I would trailer it with it on, but it fits really well for a generic cover. It's one of the ones that attach under the T Top. It has faded already, but I would rather the cover fade than the cushions on my boat
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T Top Cover here too. very easy on and off.
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T Top Covers. Love mine. Not cheap, but fits perfect and has good airflow.
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Originally Posted by amofgreenville View Post
what is the discount code??
Go to their THT forum and look it up. Or if you need me to push your cyber wheelchair down to there, let me know .
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I’ve spent a small fortune on boat covers through the years on different boats but here in the northeast, the winters can really suck and snow can doa number on the covers. I go to Harbor Freight, buy a heavy duty (gray) tarp, usually around $120. I get 4 or 5 years out of them, sometimes more. The boat stays clean, the animals stay out, it’s held on with bungee cords, so if I need to get in, it’s easy.
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I've got a 24ft albemarle with a custom hard top. I went to ace and bought a huge tarp. It was only like 40 or 50 bucks and has lasted almost 2 years now. Annnnd it survived hurrican Dorian which I did not expect. It may not be the prettiest cover but it gets the job done.
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Boat Covers Direct works for me. Happy with the product and pricing.

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