Boat Cover

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Reel_Karma, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Reel_Karma

    Reel_Karma Striped Fool

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    Going to need a boat cover in the near future. Recommendations for a SUV 17 with platform?
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    A boat cover is like a zinc anode, it's intended to absorb the damage and fall apart first,
    to extend the usable lifespan and appearance of your boat. A name brand cover that fits
    your hull length, width and platform height is where to start looking. Custom fit covers
    can be fabricated at any custom canvas shop, cost is directly related to the complexity
    of the fit and the amount of fabric needed. Personally, I think the best cover is a garage.

    further reading

    http://www.trailerboats.com/output.cfm?id=2706661


    Remember...the middle has to be kept higher than the sides to prevent ponding.
    Seen quite a few covers split due to excess water puddling atop the cover.
     

  3. Reel_Karma

    Reel_Karma Striped Fool

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    Thanks...no garage :(, hence the cover question. Just figured someone was covering their SUV.
     
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    I use my trees as a cover.
     
  5. little_jimmy_cook

    little_jimmy_cook I Love microskiff.com!

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    I do not have nor do I endorse. I thought about this one though.


    http://www.savvyboater.com/store/p/20833-Carver-Cover-for-Narrow-Flats-Boat-O-B-17-X-85-.aspx



     
  6. Mega

    Mega I Love microskiff.com!

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    I used a blue "poly tarp" from Home Depot for may years. Usually replaced once a year or so.

    They are cheap. I'm sure northern or harbor freight has them cheaper.

    I have tried heavier gave tarps in different colors with same result, in case blue is too gaudy.

    I have a shade canopy now, but I also still use the poly tarp.
     
  7. Les_Lammers

    Les_Lammers Well-Known Member

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    I use a cover from Bass Pro...about $80. Waterproof breathable and they last about three years.
     
  8. blittle

    blittle I Love microskiff.com!

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    Check out the one I bought for my skiff. So far so good.

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1345433649/45
     
  9. flyfishtyler

    flyfishtyler I Love microskiff.com!

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    @little, So where did you buy that cover? I'm looking for one for my Mitzi 15. I don't have garage but I have a ton of trees that love to fill my skiff with leaves daily.