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Old 08-11-2011, 09:14 AM
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Carrie Covers makes a light weight cover, but its more of a dust cover. Looks to be like a "wind breaker jacket" type material.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:11 PM
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ok, sorry i dropped out of this thread, i got tied up on other crap recently...

anyway, i like all the suggestions so far, how long have you guys had these covers to "test" there quality in water proofing over time??

reason i ask is the last cover i got seemed fine last year and now it went all the pieces leaking like a sieve. I'm looking for something that will last at least 5 years without leaking.

also i notice most covers come with no vents, thats seems to me like it would trap moisture with hot/ cold getting your boat, has anyone added vents or do these covers that are suggested seem to breathe good enough to let all the condensation out?

thanks!
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unless you get a custom chances are youll be adding your own pole vent. They work fine.
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Check out www.iboats.com !!!!
X2 Just bought one from Iboats, very happy.
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Have had 1 for a year now in the TX sun, this is still holding up, still sheds water. I used the performance poly guard material, I can install and remove by myself no problems. Cost was about $400. Next year I will spray a little 303 on it to extend life of current repellant.

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My Taylor Cover was into it's thrid season when I sold that boat. It looked new and did not leak a drop. My Velocity Cover (Taylor Made) is on it's second season. Again, looks new and not a drop. Eventually I will add a button in the center for the pole. Right now I have a rubber tip on the pole and it stays in place rather well. I didn't vent either cover. I have not had a problem with moisture or mold in either cover.
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So glad I stumbled upon this thread as I'm in the market for a new cover for the winter. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Originally Posted by gsxr1216 View Post
anyway, i like all the suggestions so far, how long have you guys had these covers to "test" there quality in water proofing over time??

reason i ask is the last cover i got seemed fine last year and now it went all the pieces leaking like a sieve. I'm looking for something that will last at least 5 years without leaking.

thanks!
You will not find something that will be breathable and that will last 5 years without leaking without proper maintenance. You do need to still clean and add something like 303 fabric guard and water repellant. My water repellant lasted 1 Michigan summer. I have the Iboats Aqua Shield 600 Denier Polyester in red and could not be happier. You can see when it needs repellant added. It will soak into the cover but not through the cover, if that makes any sense. I just use a garden sprayer and spray the cover down after I wash it.

A full cover is one of the best investments I have made for my boat and just wish I did it years ago.
http://boatcovers.iboats.com/Wellcra...t_id=699417244
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Originally Posted by Rookie View Post
You will not find something that will be breathable and that will last 5 years without leaking without proper maintenance. You do need to still clean and add something like 303 fabric guard and water repellant. My water repellant lasted 1 Michigan summer. I have the Iboats Aqua Shield 600 Denier Polyester in red and could not be happier. You can see when it needs repellant added. It will soak into the cover but not through the cover, if that makes any sense. I just use a garden sprayer and spray the cover down after I wash it.

A full cover is one of the best investments I have made for my boat and just wish I did it years ago.
http://boatcovers.iboats.com/Wellcra...t_id=699417244

hmmmm??? wonder if i just buy the 303 and spray my current cover instead??

my cover still looks like new, no rips tears or anytihng, it just LEAKS!!! my only concern is my cover doesnt seem to breathe real well right now, i dont know if it just cause so much water is leaking in or what???

think the 303 may be worth a try??
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i just had a custom cover made. had it crafted out of a material called top gun. it is more water tight and lighter than sunbrella. i would recommend it to anyone.
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