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Old 02-13-2020, 02:26 PM
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I have a 2018 Nor-tech 390 w/ quad 400's. The boat came with a very nice Marine Concepts, over the hardtop, one-piece full boat cover. It is huge & not practical to put on/ take off every time we want to use the boat. I'm trying to decide if I should get individual covers for the upholstery, which would leave the paint and flooring exposed, or get a multi (4?) piece cover to attach under the hardtop and would protect the entire interior of the boat. I keep it on a hydro-hoist and it gets windy at my dock, so whatever style I go with has to be able to take the wind without flapping and chaffing the paint. I'm in Mass, so the boat is only outside for 4-5 months/year. What is everyone else doing with their center consoles? Thanks.
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Go on Youtube and look at some the Canvas Factory has made, they are in Florida, but it will give you some good ideas.
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Look into the Marine Concepts Open Air Cover System.
http://www.robrichgraphix.com/webdev/Marine%20Concepts%20v4/open-air-covers.html


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Looking for info too as a replacement for this. Pretty heavy but it's fairly heavy and takes 2 people to get it over the top but it is excellent protection. The thing I don't want is snaps above the bow rail, Would rather have the full cover of a lighter weight material. The M-Concepts are not allowed at our complex at LOTO, in higher winds they turn into sails and have been damaged. That said I have heard nothing but good things about them.
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wananewboat - I looked up Canvas Factory - I'm either going to do it that way or individual covers for all the upholstery. Looks like they do very nice work.
sydwayz - I don't think the open air system would work at my location - my hydrohoist is tied off to a floating dock. It gets windy & I can have 1-2' waves at the dock, I think everything moves around too much.
tlark - your cover extends down the hull sides further than mine, I definitely want to get something that is easier to handle.
I'll try to get to the boat and get a picture of the Marine Concepts cover I have.
Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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Southbrook, beautiful boat. Where in Mass are you?
I have all the individual covers for seats, helm etc. It's not a bad system, takes 10 minutes to pull them off and store them, probably 25 minutes to put them on. Whats nice is it's a one person job, even in the wind. I had a roof and motor cover made to match.I did a one piece cover for all three motors that works well. The roof is the only challenge in the wind. Yours probably wouldn't be as difficult with a tubular t-top. I have the rounded waxed roof, so the cover slides around until I get it buckled

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Old 02-14-2020, 10:05 AM
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Looking for info too as a replacement for this. Pretty heavy but it's fairly heavy and takes 2 people to get it over the top but it is excellent protection. The thing I don't want is snaps above the bow rail, Would rather have the full cover of a lighter weight material. The M-Concepts are not allowed at our complex at LOTO, in higher winds they turn into sails and have been damaged. That said I have heard nothing but good things about them.
That sounds like an association rule, and a bit over stated amount of stress on the docks. Our docks at LOTO are loaded with them. I do think they add a bit of stress, but if they are measured right and tight fitting, they don't add much more stress than a cover that would drape over a center console, day boat, pontoon or cruiser, which makes up most of the boats at our dock. We had an association president a few years back that wanted to ban them, but all the boat owners responded we'd rather just pay for additional anchorage if we find that it causes too much wind load. It hasn't been necessary, and one dock has them on almost every boat. Now the new box type covers that lower electrically from the roof are a different story. We approved one of those, but I doubt we will approve anymore after seeing them installed.
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. The cover I took pics of is heavy but it is manageable and I want to use it in the off season/winter months. It takes about 20 min to remove and install, bulky and while it doesnt take that much space it stays rolled up on the dock. Right now this boat stays outside on the lift and heavy is better in this case, this cover isnt moving when secured via bungee cords. I would welcome any pictures you guys have of individual seat & helm covers as that would be a option during the summer months. Prob we have a LOTO is the tree pollen in Spring and not covering the top. Wasps build nests and the underside of the tops would attract attention too.
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Living in a crazy climate called Colorado, I have three covers for my center console. The one for winter storage covers the boat from bow to stern including the T-top and motor. For gentler weather I use the trailering cover that does not cover the T-top, blue Sunbrella. For really nice days I have individual covers for the console, leaning post, and motor, red Sunbrella.


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