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Old 02-09-2018, 07:30 AM
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Thinking hard about installing one of these on my lift. Does anyone have any first hand experience with them. Do they work as well as advertised? How do they hold up to the wind? Any mildew issues with cover on? Any input would be greatly appreciated. They aren’t cheap so I figured I’d reach out before pulling the triggger. Thanks!


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Thinking hard about installing one of these on my lift. Does anyone have any first hand experience with them. Do they work as well as advertised? How do they hold up to the wind? Any mildew issues with cover on? Any input would be greatly appreciated. They arenít cheap so I figured Iíd reach out before pulling the triggger. Thanks!
My response would be "what is a one minute cover - what are you talking about?"
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Subbed. Any idea the price point on these?
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That does not look like fun, nor would I like to run the risk of killing myself each time I want to go boating.
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that wouldn't survive here on the Potomac. Don't know what your winds are like?
Here with a long North fetch it will shred a home depot tarp in 20 mins

Give that a week
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That does not look like fun, nor would I like to run the risk of killing myself each time I want to go boating.
Looks like it would be pretty easy with 2 people. Would other covers be safer? Hey
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that looks a hell of alot easier than putting a cover over the ttop with out a track system. im currently using a traditional over the ttop cover and it takes me about 20 minutes to get it on all while balancing on the side of the boat.
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
that wouldn't survive here on the Potomac. Don't know what your winds are like?
Here with a long North fetch it will shred a home depot tarp in 20 mins

Give that a week
which part wont last? the cover or the frame work? i agree the frame work seems a little weak
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
that wouldn't survive here on the Potomac. Don't know what your winds are like?
Here with a long North fetch it will shred a home depot tarp in 20 mins

Give that a week
Itís digital fit to the boat and its canvas. Apparently they make it through heavy winds no problem like any other canvas covers. They have installed a bunch in coastal la where there is plenty big wind all the time. Especially in the summer storm cells. Thatís what they tell me. Iíd like to hear from someone who actually has one though.

Price point is about 9k for a 36 yellowfin.
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which part wont last? the cover or the frame work? i agree the frame work seems a little weak
Their frames made it through the hurricanes this year in Florida. I was a little worried about that too. Again this is what they told me. Would love first hand from an owner.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
which part wont last? the cover or the frame work? i agree the frame work seems a little weak
I am only speaking from my experience at our place on the Lower Potomac... We have a loooong north fetch. nothing to block a North wind for 10-12 miles in front of us

unless you have a tight fitting or custom cover, ANYTHING with that much windage and or any air getting under it. it will get torn. Its just a matter of time


Edit: I am not bashing product. just how I think it would hold up in my conditions
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I have seen (not used) similar systems in the Upper Keys. The difference is that the material in the Keys is much heavier and I would assume, more durable.


Also, instead of the cover fitting snug around the bottom of the hull, the system I saw uses weights hanging on the sides.
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for 9k they ought to have it motorized...sheesh..looks like a pain
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If you want to cover your boat, this seems like a hell of a lot easier than manhandling a cover. Although for 9k, I would probably go without.
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No. I don't think there is any way to pull that on easily in a stiff wind. I cover my boat (on a covered lift) with a regular heavy duty boat cover. And it takes me under 5 minutes to put it on, 1 minute to take it off.
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So no one with any first hand experience? Was hoping at least one person had used them.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
that looks a hell of alot easier than putting a cover over the ttop with out a track system. im currently using a traditional over the ttop cover and it takes me about 20 minutes to get it on all while balancing on the side of the boat.
agreed, for those of us that cover our boats....its a PITA
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I know this is a different product, but it appeals to me more than the one above. I got a quote on one a while back and it was less than half of 9K. I may end up putting one in, but I haven't, yet.

https://www.waterwayboatliftcovers.com/
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
that wouldn't survive here on the Potomac. Don't know what your winds are like?
Here with a long North fetch it will shred a home depot tarp in 20 mins

Give that a week
exactly what i was thinking. i think the wind whipping the fabric would cause buff or chafe spots on the hull.
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