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Old 04-13-2020, 05:47 PM
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I had a full cover for a 44SL Outerlimits that came from the factory and now a Marine Concepts cover for the Wright Performance.......they were both excellent covers and in my opinion well worth the investment.......I do like the Marine Concepts cover better because they use a rope type fastener in lieu of a strap style to cinch the cover tight.....it could be because of a Vee vs a Cat but the rope style definitely works better......before I got the cover for the OL I had it towed to Loto for the shootout.....the guy towing boat ran into rain on the way....part of my agreement with him was he would clean the boat upon arrival as it was going to be in the street parade......my flight to Loto got delayed so I did not get there until the street parade was in progress in which a local guy was nice enough to park the boat in the parade for me.......the guy who was supposed to clean it did a ****ty job......needless to say I was both embarrassed and pissed when I saw it.......from that point travel cover for me
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Old 04-13-2020, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy
Holy smokes
yeah no kidding. The guys that do them for outerlimits can do much better on price, but they need the boat to template it. And Iím sure itís different materials than marine concepts.
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Randy digitizes the boat for a great fit. His material is lighter than most and has a soft liner to protect the boat. Not cheap, but worth the money.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:49 AM
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I am traveling to Florida the first week of May to bring my boat back to New Hampshire for the first time. I don't have a cover to travel with and was planning on having it shrink wrapped, is there a particular wrap that needs to be used for traveling? If I bring it back in the fall, one of these covers will be nice to have, do you have the name of the company that does Outerlimits work, they might be closer for me.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:11 AM
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As all have said - great for long hauling and extended outdoor storage. Takes time to put on and off and for a custom good one, not cheap. However, it will keep the boat perfect when in use and if taken care of, will last a long time. Ive had mine for over 10 years and it is still in good shape.



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Old 04-14-2020, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by wananewboat
I am traveling to Florida the first week of May to bring my boat back to New Hampshire for the first time. I don't have a cover to travel with and was planning on having it shrink wrapped, is there a particular wrap that needs to be used for traveling? If I bring it back in the fall, one of these covers will be nice to have, do you have the name of the company that does Outerlimits work, they might be closer for me.
Be careful with the shrink wrap. I would only have it done by someone that is recommended. Plenty of horror stories.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:34 AM
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Old 04-14-2020, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cowisl
Be careful with the shrink wrap. I would only have it done by someone that is recommended. Plenty of horror stories.
Thanks, Renegade is going to bring in someone that does all the wrap for shipping, but I don't know what product will be used. It will be done and ready to haul when I get there.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:30 PM
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Love my cover, takes about 30 min to take off and on, but well worth it.
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:02 PM
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I have a Marine Concepts cover for my 32 Sunsation. It was expensive and you get what you pay for. The cover is an exact fit, felt lined and waterproof. You can drive through a rainstorm and arrive with a clean boat. As previously stated it takes 30 minutes to install, and 20 minutes to remove, but it is worth the time you save vs cleaning time at your destination.
One word of (huge) caution. I learned this very expensive lesson when I towed from the Northeast to Florida with full gas tanks. I left Maryland in 40 degree weather and arrived in Miami in much warmer temperatures. The black cover facilitated the boat heating up and in turn the fuel in the tank expanded and escaped from the vent. Of course, the tight-fit sandwiched the gas between the cover and hull and dissolved my paint. It was also a huge process to clean the cover and took two months before the fuel smell was completely gone. The mishaps led to a new paint job which I love, but take my mistake of traveling with a full fuel tank as a word of caution with the cover.






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