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  1. #11
    My Boats:
    54' Searay cockpit motoryacht 36' Concept with t/250s and a 34'Rinker cruiser
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Albany NY
    I almost always tow with the cockpit cover ON. I dont like road dirt getting into my upholstery and into the stitching. I do take shinkrap tape and tape down the front of the cover to the boat so wind doesnt get underneath and do the damage other people have mentioned.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    I never tow with it on, I have had it fly off once and that was enough I tow everywhere I go and I have only ran into a rain prob once, which I really didnt care about because like someone else already said "its a boat, its made to get wet"

  3. #13
    Registered SUPERSTITIOUS's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2006-SUPERBOAT 30-Y2K 525/ITS
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Danbury, CT
    I tow any long distances with my full canvas on otherwise its TOPLESS

  4. #14
    Toxic FORMULA Platinum Member mopower's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1989 Formula SR-1 272 t/540's
    Join Date
    May 2002
    pitman nj
    Went from NJ to NH last summer and had to get some stitching redone on the top of the windshield
    OK , so I towed home the same way and had to get the seam down the center redone at home . In defense of the cover , it was getting old
    You can never have too much horsepower or money...It's just hard to have both.

  5. #15
    Platinum Member Charter Member
    My Boats:
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    so. WI
    I only use the mooring cover for towing the AT, and only if the weather is bad, or going long distances. Pat had some terrific tape that left no residue behind for taping down the leading edge of the cover (keeps rain from getting underneath at 70+mph).

    I do remember reading many years ago (I think it was in Hot Boat Magazine- late 80's maybe) about a young man who had just taken delivery of his brand new Eliminator and was on his way to the lake with it for his first family outing. He witnessed a passing car toss a cigarette into the boat interior. The boat caught fire while going down the highway, and he helplessly watched it burn to the trailer after getting to the shoulder - the fire extinguisher was in the boat.

    It's for this reason the cover is always on when towing long trips, and I always have a Halon fire extinguisher in the truck.

  6. #16
    Registered Playn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    90% of the time I tow with the cockpit cover on (just to keep the road grime out). There isn't a shortage of snaps on it so it is held in place very well.

  7. #17
    Registered florida gator's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1996 Wellcraft Scarab Sport & 1990 Donzi GT210
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Clearwater, Florida
    Off, I've torn the cover 2x now. This time it is beyond repair.

  8. #18
    Registered Mate 229's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1997 Fountain, 27 Fever
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Richmond VA
    Always off unless it's raining. But if it's raining I'm probably not towing the boat.

  9. #19
    Hustler 26
    My boat has a custom paint job and I tow every place I go. I therefore always tow with the cockpit cover on. Mind you it is custom made for my boat and therefore fits very tight. I have never lost a cover and it doesn't rub or chip the boat. I feel it keeps road dirt out. Not to mention bird droppings. I also feel it makes my boat more areodymanic for towing.

  10. #20
    Charter Member Charter Member rbtnt's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2001 28 Eliminator Daytona
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Central, Ohio USA
    Always on.

    I put towels over seats and scoops. I would hate to see my engine hatch go flying over back if a pin broke or came loose. I have had two engine hatch pins fall apart and found a different brand last time and put a safety wire on it.

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