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Old 04-06-2012, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering where everybody buys there boat covers at??

I am looking for a Trailerable cover that will also be fine for outside winter storage.

I am interested in both good and bad experiences that people have had with different brands. I dont care if i purchase locally or online as long as its a good product.

I'm hoping to get into something for around $400 if thats realistic??

I been looking at some websites and seems most dont carry covers for a 1986 Ebbtide Dyna-Trak 180 ss .


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Old 04-06-2012, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I bought a custom fit sharkskin cover from Mike Taylor (www.baldmikes.com). Great service and great prices. Give him a call and tell him Bretz sent you.
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http://www.paulscanvas.com/index.php

Try Pauls Custom Canvas
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I second Paul's. My last one lasted 16 years, but you won't come close to a quality cover for $400. If you want something trailerable expect to pay about twice that.



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Old 04-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info guys... Actually just got an est. from paul and as Don said.. It is $800.

I am sure it would be well worth it... Esp if it lasted 16 yrs!! But I just dont have $800 to drop into a cover right now Was hoping to find something atleast descent for closer to $400 but I dont want to spend $400 to get another cheaply made one like the one that came with the boat(Attwood)

Maybe I will just make due with what i have for now and worste case senario can use the cover and a tarp for winter storage
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Unless I have to keep something in the boat while going down the road I do not cover mine when driving. It seemed that I was wearing the gel coat down on the edges of the boat or on my alum boats the paint was wearing down to the metal. The last time I looked all the stores had the same ones in stock. Just look at the store return policy before buying one. The boxes do not do a good job of sizing them and you may need to return it after one trip.
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Ricky, the fun of boat ownership...
Always want something or something to be fixed.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Unless I have to keep something in the boat while going down the road I do not cover mine when driving. It seemed that I was wearing the gel coat down on the edges of the boat or on my alum boats the paint was wearing down to the metal. The last time I looked all the stores had the same ones in stock. Just look at the store return policy before buying one. The boxes do not do a good job of sizing them and you may need to return it after one trip.
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Yeah the majority of the time it wont matter as much when trailering.. But late season if it's snowing on the way back from fishing I'd prefer to atleast have the option of covering it up so it doesnt fill before i get home. Also was pointed out to me that if i ever go to a lake that has a dirt road on the way I will want one.

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Ricky, the fun of boat ownership...
Always want something or something to be fixed.
LOL yeah for sure.. As i have been told B.O.A.T= Bring Out Another Thousand

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Here are some photos of what Bald Mike sells. Very good quality.





Paul's does very nice work but is very pricey. If you want something custom made look up Ron at Autoweave off 64th between Federal and Pecos or Scott at Rocky Mountain Canvas in Loveland.
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