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Old 04-01-2022, 07:06 AM
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I see a lot of covers these days with a snap at the top of the pole with a snap sewn into a small section of double layer fabric. To me, this seems like a weak point with that section of the cover supported by a 3/8" snap. The old traditional ring with a protruding pole seems like it would be little stronger, plus I think it's a little easier when covering the boat. How about the vented caps?

I'm going to see a upholstery shop about having a cover made next week.

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Old 04-01-2022, 07:11 AM
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Never had a problem with the snap type and the ring type may drip water.

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Old 04-01-2022, 07:17 AM
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I've had both, get enough wind and they both will come off,
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mine have a vent that goes to the top of them and has a reinforced sewn in area for ventilation, it has cut down on cabin mold nearly 100%
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Vent's most important. Out of the pole options listed I like the one second from left.
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Old 04-01-2022, 09:46 AM
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My snap one seems fine. there's a 1' x 1' section of firmer black plastic vinyl sewn under the cover into it. to spread the load
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Old 04-01-2022, 02:54 PM
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Snap on mine. Lives on lift all summer and has never come undone or torn…..

my Donzi has the ring kind. I prefer snap…..
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:12 PM
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mine has a plastic vent for which the pole slides into…
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Cockpit and full covers for my Formula have snaps. I've had the boat five years and with the boat living outside 24x7 - no issues with the snaps at all. My covers are not vented, but I do keep a fan running in the cabin that circulates air throughout the cabin and cockpit. No issues with mold at all and it's very humid here in Tidewater.
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Old 04-02-2022, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by offshoredrillin View Post
mine have a vent that goes to the top of them and has a reinforced sewn in area for ventilation, it has cut down on cabin mold nearly 100%
Mine had these, also reinforced.

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