boat cover help??

Discussion in 'Boating Discussion' started by ener562, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. ener562

    ener562 Newbie

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    Im looking for a place that does custom boat covers for my boat for a fair price. Can anyone here hook me up with a name or a number of a decent place?? Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Double Z

    Double Z Newbie

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    Ivan
    SeaWitch in Vista

    Keep in mind that some "cheap" covers can be very expensive. I had a buddy buy a cover for half what I paid for mine. It lasted less than 1/4 of the time I've had mine and mine is still going strong.
     
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  3. Customboatguy

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    Come on down. My canvas lady does some nice stuff.

    Coven canvas, adjustable nylon straps, towable, swede liners

    around stantions, etc.... Probably under a grand for that size boat.
     

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    Double Z Newbie

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    Good looking cover. The material looks nice and thick.
     
  5. Luhr'd Away

    Luhr'd Away Member

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    Do yourself a favor and go with Sunbrella, 16oz. It has a 5 year warrenty.
     
  6. wcamarano

    wcamarano Newbie

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    x2 on what Art says..Sunbrella 8400 series is the best if you want it to last and is waterproof !!! Wayne
     
  7. Dr Jay

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    Harbor Custom Canvas in Long Beach. Not too far from you, high quality work, honest and fair prices. All kinds of materials and they offer gore-tex stiching that will last a long time. I have 2 of their covers and no problems. These covers are meant to last 10-20 years, maybe longer.

    Dan is the Man!

    Here is a link to their site:

    Harbor Custom Canvas - Long Beach, California
     
  8. Customboatguy

    Customboatguy Member

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    Yep- Sunbrella is nice of course. It's more expensive though. I have not had one complaint about the durability of Coven. Besides, on boat covers the stitching usually goes bad before the canvas anyways. Our covers are towable by the way. She uses a flannel inner liner on any areas that touch the gel. And they are reinforced on any objects that are subject to tear. Adjustable nylon straps to snug to the trailer too. Pretty tuff to beat for the money. Good luck.
     
  9. ener562

    ener562 Newbie

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    Thanks for all the killer insight on my decision..... will be getting this done in the next couple of weeks.
     
  10. deptrai

    deptrai Newbie

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    Did you decide on a cover yet? I got a quote from Harbor Custom yesterday and would like to check out a few more.
     
  11. furniture 4 me

    furniture 4 me Well-Known "Member"

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    i dont know the number off hand but PM john @ Global West Marine he has a guy that is Awesome at canvas work pretty reasonable and also can be Mobile. good luck
     
  12. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA old man of the sea, in training.

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    i've sold boat covers for over 25 years, sumbrella is the only way to go. if you're going to go with a poly/cotton cover, buy one ready made, not custom. if you want a custom cover have it made of sumbrella.
     
  13. sickwithit

    sickwithit Viejo

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    ENER562
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    So I got my cover done by Cecilia and Mark Sanchez that works out of there house in west covina. I was referred to them by another member of bloodydecks. They used sunbrella material and seems to fit the boat very snug. I like the fact that they really got down on re-inforcing the sharp pointed area's where the tuna tower folds down. I have no problem trailering it around town but wouldn't drive it down a freeway. All in all im happy with there work.....nice people and would definitely recommend them. I will work on posting some pics on here of the work (PM me Dave if you would like more info about them)
     

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