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Boat Cover Question

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 am
by Jimbob
I am shopping for a boat cover for my barrelback.
Any recommendations?
Would the barrelback use the same style as a tournament ski boat?
Any types or brands to stay away from?



Re: Boat Cover Question

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 pm
by Rich Coey
My boat stays covered outside so it is hard on the covers. I used to use Stitch master covers and they would last about three years but they stopped making them. I tried others and they would not even last a year.
This is the cover I am using now ... UTF8&psc=1 I think it would fit your boat. It comes down the sides a lot more than the picture shows and for me that is good because it keeps the sides out of the sun.
They last me about 2 years outside and are inexpensive. A quality custom cover is the best way to go, if you store inside it will last many years.


Re: Boat Cover Question

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:02 am
by Jimbob
Thanks Rich!
I think that's the way I will go. I just can't see spending $300 - $400 for a cover.
The cover will be mainly used to keep the inside clean and be softer on the varnish than the tarp I use now. I plan to throw a tarp over the cover to keep the rain off. Had a similar cover on the runabout I used to own, and it worked fine.
Thanks for the link!

Re: Boat Cover Question

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:37 pm
by TAB
there is shop on west el comanio that has made me a few over the years, its not too far past del paso. I will try and dig up an invoice for you.

they were about the same as the stock stuff, but made to fit and better quality.

might bet a little out of your budget, but my stoker cover is going on 7 years, and its towable.

Re: Boat Cover Question

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:00 pm
by Jimbob
Tab, thanks for your reply.
I went ahead and got a cover from amazon from the link that Rich gave me. Great cover, fits good, nice tie down straps, and it was only $99 bucks and free shipping.