Jon Boat Cover

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by lawnservice321, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. lawnservice321

    lawnservice321 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Anyone know of a good place to get a cover for my jon boat? Its a 1548 modified v
     
  2. Brett

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    You can get a cover designed specifically for your hull
    or you can buy a canvas tarp a couple feet longer and wider than your hull.
    Both are for sale on line, some quite inexpensive.
    Remember to support the center over the hull so water runs off.
    I've seen some interesting boat shaped mosquito ponds.
     

  3. pgmelton

    pgmelton I Love microskiff.com!

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    Brett, you've been in my yard??

    I went with the Harbor Freight tarp with center supports, much cheaper. I bought a custom fit cover for my 20ft and even setting up several supports I had water issues and tore the cover. I finally went with the 10ft x 20ft car cover / car port. Covers the boat very well and you can hang a light inside and work at night when the wife wants to watch some crappy period movie (Jane Austin or some garbage like that).

    Let us know what you decide.
     
  4. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!


    LOL!! ;D :cool:
     
  5. lawnservice321

    lawnservice321 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Has anyone had any experience using a car cover?
     
  6. schiley1

    schiley1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Yes, I use a car cover from costco,they have 4 different sizes, try to estimate the size of the boat, to the sizes of cars listed on the side of the box, works great, 2years old, spray it about every 6mo. with can of silicone that you would use to waterproof tents, and also support in middle to keep water from puddling. Ed
     
  7. lawnservice321

    lawnservice321 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks for the input everyone, I think i'm going to try out the car cover deal with two pvc supports in the middle of the boat.
     
  8. beneteauyachts

    beneteauyachts I Love microskiff.com!

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    @mudholed gave a good suggestion about cover...
     
  9. btomas

    btomas I Love microskiff.com!

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    If you decide to go the tarp route and have trouble finding a size you like or want, you can get a custom cut tarp for just a couple bucks more than standard sizes.  here is where I have be buying my tarps for boat covers for years and with my lastest boat I found none of the standard sizes made a decent fit.  Good prices and quality heavy duty tarp that will last in the outdoors. A couple PVC braces or even a simple pvc standoff in the seat posts will provide a tenting effect to keep the boat dry.
    http://www.mytarp.com/
     
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