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Old 02-05-2010, 11:19 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm interested in purchasing a boat cover for the first time. I'm wondering if anyone can give me any suggestions for a cover brand. I came across a site that offers Carver and Taylor - http://savvyboater.com/c-43-boat-covers.aspx but I don't know if those are quality or not. Please let me know what you all think. Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:26 PM
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If it is kept in the weather there have been threads about this. You may try a search.
Basically a 2x4 ridge supported where needed and use a waterproof tarp pulled taught like an A frame roof.
Sheds water without moisture build up underneath on warmer sunny days.

Your boat type and location may help.
Is the cover for rain, snow, dust, sun?
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$100 tarp and some pvc pipe. wont hold snow.

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Old 02-05-2010, 07:32 PM
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Here is my poor baby, I mean my cover, talked to my local canvas guy and had one made, also had console and seat covers made...nice package deal.
20" CC with T Top
Pic taken 10:30 Fri Eve

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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Your boat type and location may help.
Is the cover for rain, snow, dust, sun?
Missed one, or traveling?
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If it's for extended storage, weight and size don't matter all that much. If it's for on/off/on/off use, then having a large cover can be a burden; especially if it's windy.

Like 240STS said, the type and size of boat you have goes a long way to determining what cover might work best.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:33 PM
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If it's for offseason storage I had a Fisher Canvas cover made for my Albemarle. They are heavy but do the job. Put it on at the end of the seaso0n and off in the spring.
For a cver for during the season, I have a Carver semi custom cover for my Maycraft 1900.
The cover was made for my boat and fits very well. I also have a Carver T-top that I like very much..

Fisher is located in Burlington, NJ
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:13 PM
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If you decide on a ready made cover, go with the heaviest weight material you can find, that's what I did with my first cover and it lasted about 7 years before it had to be replaced. My second cover was one of those light weight "Sharkskin" covers advertised to be tough and durable, didn't last 2 years before it ripped up and needed to be replaced.
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I bought this cover at Boatcoversdirect. It's on its second season,and holding up exceptionally well. I didn't think there was any way it would survive this weekends storm, but it did. I paid about $600 for it and it's been worth every penny. It has withstood some hellacious winds too, especially from this blizzard over the weekend.

You can buy them here......
http://www.boatcoversdirect.com/prod...s/specialty/6/
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PacRec......hello!?.....hello?......
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Bought a Fisher cover also, NO regrets, fit perfect. I have had it for about five years now with no signs of needing to be replaced.
Fisher Canvas Products 800-892-6688 or www.fishercanvas.com
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