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Old 01-26-2010, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question about boat covers for you guys. I need a travel cover for my boat (16' Tracker Pro Guide with a walk through windshield). My question is - canvis with tie downs to the trailer or Sun Brella with snaps? Money is not a factor in this decision. I want to know your opinions as to which way to go on this and why. Also, do you have any recommendations as to where I should get the work done? Thank you in advance.
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Longhorn,
I like the tie downs to the trailer.

Depends on where you live for the work. I would go to Pauls Canvas if I lived in the Denver area, or I would use Rocky Mountain Canvas in Loveland if I was North. I don't know anybody for the South.

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Thank you wanzek. I'm in the Denver area btw.
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I second the recommendation for Paul's. http://www.paulscanvas.com/



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paul's made a really great travel/all-use cover for my 17' alumacraft a few years ago that snapped on and use the fiberglass bows. it was a perfect cover. not cheap but it was prefect and i could tow my boat with it on anywhere with no tears or issues.

go to paul's and in the end you will save money!
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I'm on a tighter budget so I went with a Cabelas brand. It has a 7 yr warranty. if anything goes wrong with it they take care of it. Last year one of the straps broke. Instead of just replacing the strap they sent me a entirely new cover. They have some of the best customer service on their products.
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The cover that Paul's made for me is on its 14th year, with only 2 minor repairs, and they made boith for free.



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Its nice to see some companies still stand behind their products.
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Yep, and I don't know how many 1000s of miles I've towed the boat with that cover on, but certainly in excess of 50,000 miles, probably close to 100,000.



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I got a Pauls' outrageously expensive cover for my 17' Tracker in 2000. The part that covers the motor began tearing in 2 years. After 5 years all the little sewn in pieces for the "high stress " areas began to unthread. After 6 years the major seams became " unsewn". I talked to Pauls and they told me to "GO POUND SAND." No warranty after 5 years. The tech there told me they use a thread that swells when wet to keep the cover from leaking but it IS NOT resistant to ultraviolet rays. Perfect a freeking boat cover that wont stand up to ultraviolet rays- Pauls can kiss my freeking ass! I use it now for a dust cover when its in my building. A $550 freeking dust cover- Pauls sucks!

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