Boat Covers

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by kitsinni, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I need to buy a new boat cover for my Tracker Pro Guide V-16. I tried to skimp on my last one and it didn't even last 6 months before it was shredded. I am looking for advice on a new boat cover. What to look for and what to stay away from? This boat is going to stay outside with a cover on it so it will see rain/snow/ice etc. I know some covers cost as much as a small boat so I am not sure what to buy. One I can keep on while driving would be preferred but not mandatory. Any advice is appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2009
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Niko Tracker makes a cover designed for that boat. Probably offered in different thickness. I would buy the thickest design offered from them.
     

  3. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    Check out Cabela's. I guess they're getting out of selling boat covers because they've been having them less than 1/2 price.

    I don't care what kind of cover it is I'm not going to be driving down the road with it on.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Gonna keep an eye on this thread. Just got the very same boat myself.
     
  5. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Dont get a STEARNS brand. Its a popular name but their covers rip easy and they suck. Had one that only lasted about 2 weeks until the 1st big windy day and it ripped in 4 different places.
     
  6. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I am planning on just getting some custom covers. Not for the entire boat though. I just want to cover my seats with some QUALITY, snap-in/on covers to keep my seats dry.

    My seats soak up rainwater like a sponge:angry: and it takes 2 weeks to dry it out. Nothing worse that a wet arse all day when fishing!!!!

    They'll be trailerable and small enough to stow in the boats dry storage when I am on the water.

    Was in the plans this year but (as usual), the modification budget for the CAT SASS was blown again this year! Rolled back to 2010.:confused2:
     
  7. Tim70

    Tim70 New Member

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    check out iboats.com
     
  8. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    This is were I got mine and I like it. I'll be water proofing it again just to be safe!
     
  9. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Proper fit is almost as important as the material. If its flopping around in the wind, or getting full of water, and sagging, its getting wear & tear. If you can afford it, custom made, with good quality material is your best bet.
     
  10. Andy52

    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Man skipeye you know I need a good cover. I keep my boat garaged at all times when I'm not fishing, so a travel cover is what I need. As you have said before the trip down to the Foley ramp on that dusty road and a nice clean green boat becomes a gray ghost......:crazy:. I just haven't made up my mind what to get yet.