Notices

Boat covers that cover Tee top

Old 02-25-2016, 07:51 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: St Joe Bay / Lake Talquin
Posts: 2,573
Default Boat covers that cover Tee top

Looking at different sites for a cover. My boat is in a covered pole barn with side shade, but I still want it covered. I see some boat covers cover the entire boat and Tee top and some cover up under the Tee top. Both claim to be the best design and that they breath etc. I am only looking to keep the dirt off the boat and the critters and birds out of it. I do want a quality cover when I am on a trip it will protect the boat sitting outside. I will have a dehumidifer running in it during the summer as it gets hot and muggy here and moth balls I guess for the critters. . What do you have for a cover and do you have issues with birds wanting to build or the tree rats looking for a nice condo. I would like to cover the Tee top to keep the dirt and dust off the material as well as keep the critters out. I do not want mold and mildew forming on the seats either. Should I get a complete cover or a under Tee top cover and then see about getting a Tee top cover added to it?
fldmax is offline  
Old 02-25-2016, 07:57 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Saucier Ms.
Posts: 1,027
Default

I keep mine under a shed with the cover on most off the time.
Got one from t-topcovers that hooks under the top. they make
a cover for the top also I think if you want to cover that, the antenna's
could be a holdup thou.

ttopcover.com
scrfasteddie is offline  
Old 02-25-2016, 08:12 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 59
Default

I have a full canvas cover. It was custom made and covers the t-top and everything mounted on top of it (radar, vhf. etc). It is two equal halves and comes together just behind the t-top where the upper rod holders are mounted. It works great. The bad part is it cost 4K.
Ikefsh is offline  
Old 02-25-2016, 08:26 PM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hinesville GA
Posts: 4,665
Default

I've got one of these, it's not the highest quality but it's not 2 grand either. It does the job and has a velcro piece to stick the antennas through.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sea-Pro-220-...9U765E&vxp=mtr
Gnrphil is offline  
Old 02-25-2016, 09:32 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Posts: 124
Default

I have the same ebay one. It does the job - does not let water or dirt. Its not best quality 2 months old and looks very faded already. As long as it stays together I will continue to be happy with it.
copperz is offline  
Old 02-26-2016, 02:44 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Sneaky Snooker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: South Florida
Posts: 8,998
Default

Crver cover from Boat Covers Direct on this site. Discount for THT members. Excellent quality. Had one for my last boat also that was still in excellent shape after 4 years. You can see I leave the zippered panels on sides open. No mold problems in south florida.

Sneaky Snooker is offline  
Old 02-26-2016, 04:01 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 3,519
Default

I have a full canvas that covers everything and it's a pain. It's heavy, takes 2 people to put it on, you have to thread the vhf and outrigger base through holes in the cover. My next one will not go over the t top.
Jonesy23 is offline  
Old 02-26-2016, 05:26 AM
  #8  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Crawfordville, Fl
Posts: 19
Default

I went with a Vortex cover from Amazon. Fit isn't perfect and it takes some time to get everything strapped down correctly but so far it has done everything I need a cover to do. Best part is that it is only $300 vs $800-1000 or more like most covers I was looking at.
riverrat087 is offline  
Old 02-26-2016, 06:03 AM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: St Joe Bay / Lake Talquin
Posts: 2,573
Default

Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
Crver cover from Boat Covers Direct on this site. Discount for THT members. Excellent quality. Had one for my last boat also that was still in excellent shape after 4 years. You can see I leave the zippered panels on sides open. No mold problems in south florida.

I been looking at these and thought this was all I need as it might see the sun for couple hrs a day in the morning. The fit looks like it is a generic size and that concerned me as the end is open and the wind gets to blowing it will ruffle the cover some. . Seeing yours covered I can see this being the case, but with all the tie downs it might flop some but doubt it will tear or blow part of it off the boat.
My antenna is 4 ft and does not stick past the back end of the Tee top. Outriggers would just be mounts if I put any on it and I would remove the poles when it's stored.
Thanks for posting the picture.
fldmax is offline  
Old 02-26-2016, 08:38 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 693
Default

I have had several types of covers, all custom made. My experience was/is:

1. Had a full over the t-top cover....never/ever again. Total PITA to put on and take off.
2. Current cover passes through the t-top. Two part cover, zipper splits it in two just in front of the windshield. Much easier to handle than cover number 1. However, I am having mold problems. I had the guy that made it come back and install vents and other screen openings under the t-top area. We will see if that fixes it.

Next time I will get a cover that attaches to the underside of the t-top. This leaves the entire area under the t-top open for venting. You can buy them for specific boats from a company called t-topcovers or something like that. For my boat, 23ft CC, they are $1,000. It would have saved me about $800 versus the custom cover I had made. Hindsight is always 20/20.......
fun ticket is offline  
Old 02-26-2016, 06:39 PM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bradenton, FL
Posts: 234
Default

We have a Carver cover that came with ours when we bought it last year. It goes over the T-top and has a hole to thread the antenna through. We put it on once and decided never again. Trying hold the weight of the cover while threading the antenna was a nightmare. And the ground is awfully far down there when standing on the gunwale screwing with the cover. I'm going to order a cover the attaches under the top.
JP11283 is offline  
Old 02-27-2016, 08:12 AM
  #12  
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 808
Default

Those with the T-Top cover.
It looks easy enough to put on. Does the gap let a lot of debris in?
For the winter I have a 40' tarp on the boat and even though it pretty much drapes over the whole boat, I still have some leaves and dirt inside.
But dealing with the tarp is a real pain.

The ebay cover I have considered, but like someone mentioned above, threading the antennas could be an issue, especially in the wind.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sea-Pro-220-...9U765E&vxp=mtr

I currently have a laced canvas top, but plan on having a hardtop made. The hard top version of the t-top cover looks to increase that gap.

https://www.ttopcovers.com/store/t-t...em/210-outrage

The $1000+ price tag seems a bit steep.
porthole2 is offline  
Old 02-27-2016, 08:16 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 690
Default

I think you need to be a little more specific on how often this cover is going to be used. Are you talking long term storage or do you need something that is a quick on and off to be used between uses?
ICESA is offline  
Old 02-27-2016, 08:49 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Cape Cod/VT
Posts: 456
Default

I have the type of cover that goes on just under the ttop and I bought it on Ebay for about $350 and is a Taylormade brand. It does not let any junk or rain into the boat at all and it keeps all my electronics covered. It also goes on and off in 5 minutes once you have figured it out. For the cost I could not be happier.
strokeracevt is offline  
Old 02-27-2016, 10:16 AM
  #15  
Admirals Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 808
Default

Originally Posted by ICESA View Post
I think you need to be a little more specific on how often this cover is going to be used. Are you talking long term storage or do you need something that is a quick on and off to be used between uses?
Trailer kept, maybe once a week or every two weeks to hit the ramp.
Then from December until March on the trailer.
porthole2 is offline  
Old 02-27-2016, 11:27 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 690
Default

I don't think any cover is really going to keep out any rodents. It should keep birds away though.

I think you will have a real hard time getting a cover over the entire T-top. I have a Fischer Canvas cover that was custom made for my CC that I use over the winter (www.fishercanvas.com). But would say its not easy to put on and take off regularly. And could be a PIA to do on the road and don't think I would tow with it on unless a very short local move.

You may be best served with a cover that attached under the T-top (www.ttopcovers.com) and then just through and extra tarp over the top of the T-Top to protect it when in barn. That way you get the coverage of the whole boat and you don't need to muscle the whole cover over the top of the boat. I think that it should also work for when you are a trip since you really don't have to worry about the birds sitting in the rafters above the boat all the time.

Last edited by ICESA; 02-27-2016 at 12:08 PM.
ICESA is offline  
Old 05-27-2016, 02:02 PM
  #17  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 338
Default

All TTopCovers on sale thru end of May ... http://www.rnr-marine.com/Purchase.p...Top-Boat-Cover

Name:  TTopCovers-logo_125x.jpg
Views: 231
Size:  11.6 KB
T-Topless is offline  
Old 05-27-2016, 02:07 PM
  #18  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 338
Default

We also offer Carver OVER T-Top Covers: http://www.rnr-marine.com/purchase.p...Top-Boat-Cover
Name:  Carver_T-Top-Hard-Top-Boat-Cover_Walk-Around_and_Deep-Vee_Boats_port-rear.jpg
Views: 350
Size:  88.8 KB
T-Topless is offline  
Old 05-27-2016, 03:49 PM
  #19  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 717
Default

My original cover......used as winter cover because it's too heavy to put it on/off.
Attached Images  
rinoue is offline  
Old 05-27-2016, 03:52 PM
  #20  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 717
Default

Sorry for the side view....

Cover 2: T-top cover. Nice quality and easy to put. Sold in this year as I decided to keep the boat in a slip.
Attached Images  
rinoue is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread