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Old 08-08-2018, 10:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I ordered a WeatherMax from Boatcovers.com yesterday. Thanks for the info Tony, was very helpful.

I'll be ordering straps on Amazon after the cover arrives, and probably support poles as well after I see how it fits. Boatcovers.com did not have competitive pricing on those accessories.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A cover from Boatcovers in Weather Max for my boat is $615.
A cover from National in Sunbrella is $642.
Mikes doesn't list my boat in their selection guide.

Decision time.
Thanks guys.

My Pauls custom was like $750. 8 years ago-
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My Pauls custom was like $750. 8 years ago-
I called Paul's.
They quoted $1300 for my boat.
And I have to make 2 trips from Teller County to have it done.


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Tang,I think you'll be happy with it. One tip I do, I have a couple small pieces of indoor/outdoor carpet I put on those sharper 2 edges on the back transom under the cover. Even though the top is extra thick, padded in those spots I don't want to risk what happened to Snagged.

Mikie, price your top today 8 years later...they got expensive all hell!
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Mikie, price your top today 8 years later...they got expensive all hell!
Mine was almost double that. It came with the boat. So, I'm sure the dealer added "a little" mark-up. When I contacted Paul's about a storage cover and a bimini top I was shocked at their pricing. Nice covers. But, after the recent hail damage; I'll be buying mine from Boatcovers.com for sure! I can buy two for the price of one Paul's.
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If any of you guys want to see one before deciding let me know and I'll show you mine for the workmanship.
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I called Paul's.
They quoted $1300 for my boat.
And I have to make 2 trips from Teller County to have it done.


Brutal! But you will get what you pay for. If you dont do a lot of high mileage interstate trips the cheaper may be the way to go. If that cover aint perfect it will tear itself to pieces quickly on long trips-
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It also depends on how you want to use the cover. I'll never have mine on on the highway. It's just for Winter and potential down-pours during fishing trips while trailered.

Mine was $471 shipped for 16' boat, BTW.
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Finally found a photo of my old boat and Bald Mike cover. Worked great, even for towing.



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It also depends on how you want to use the cover.
Isn't that what I just said?
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