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dpolen
06-21-2007, 01:47 PM
I need to look at getting a new custom cover made for my Maristar. I'm thinking that I would like to get a snap-on cover this time because my MonsterTower doesn't work all that great with the original mooring cover. Anybody got a guess or know what they paid for a new sunbrella snap-on cover for their Maristar or similar X boat.
Thanks!
Doug

BrianM
06-21-2007, 02:07 PM
Does the boat have to live outside? If so buy a waterline cover from www.skiboatcovers.com They can custom make it for that Monster tower.

NeilM
06-21-2007, 02:11 PM
$CDN 600 - a few years ago. Worth every penny.

dpolen
06-21-2007, 02:14 PM
Does the boat have to live outside? If so buy a waterline cover from www.skiboatcovers.com (http://www.skiboatcovers.com) They can custom make it for that Monster tower.
Boat sits in water all summer. On trailer in indoor storage for winter.

I'll check out that website...Thanks!!

Here's pic ...note the bimini mounted to the windshield, I would love to be able to leave that up all summer.

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=4181&cat=2

BrianM
06-21-2007, 02:36 PM
If it sits in the water you are probably best off with the snap on. I don't see how you will be able to leave that bimini on without leaving a hole in the cover that will obviously leak.

dpolen
06-21-2007, 02:59 PM
If it sits in the water you are probably best off with the snap on. I don't see how you will be able to leave that bimini on without leaving a hole in the cover that will obviously leak.

I didn't even think about the darn thing leaking. I wonder if I could come up with an option to suspend the bimini above the cover, unmounted.

NeilM
06-21-2007, 03:22 PM
I didn't even think about the darn thing leaking. I wonder if I could come up with an option to suspend the bimini above the cover, unmounted.

here's a photo of mine (the front pole isn't in, so the bow cover isn't tight -- it really fits well).

I had my bimini attached to the tower - that way you don't have to worry about fittings on the windshield frame..

bbrannon
06-21-2007, 03:37 PM
Here is a couple of pics of my snap-on. Thinking of getting a second one piece cover.

http://webstrong.cnsar.com/files/cover1.jpg

http://webstrong.cnsar.com/files/cover2.jpg

dpolen
06-21-2007, 03:37 PM
here's a photo of mine (the front pole isn't in, so the bow cover isn't tight -- it really fits well).

I had my bimini attached to the tower - that way you don't have to worry about fittings on the windshield frame..

Neil,

First...Thanks for the reply
Second...Awesome looking boat you have there...snap-on cover looks great.
Third...Did you attach the bimini to the tower yourself? Trying to brainstorm with how to make it work on my setup while miniming the output of $$$.

dpolen
06-21-2007, 03:44 PM
Once again...another super-sweet MC...wanna trade??? ;)
I really like the snap-on...my previous boat had it...very nice and easy to use.

Here is a couple of pics of my snap-on. Thinking of getting a second one piece cover.

http://webstrong.cnsar.com/files/cover1.jpg

http://webstrong.cnsar.com/files/cover2.jpg

NeilM
06-21-2007, 04:22 PM
Neil,

First...Thanks for the reply
Second...Awesome looking boat you have there...snap-on cover looks great.
Third...Did you attach the bimini to the tower yourself? Trying to brainstorm with how to make it work on my setup while miniming the output of $$$.

Thanks for the compliment
.. I trailer with the snap on cover as well. Works great. I have a full MasterCraft Tarp for when it's being stored. Both covers use the same poles.

I'd like to take the credit, but .... The upholstery shop (the dealer's subtrade) did the work - it was reasonably priced, and all of the geometry for the support poles works right.

DBR
07-02-2007, 09:05 PM
Had this cover made for my "99 Sportstar. Unfortunately it has to live outside. :(

dpolen
07-03-2007, 07:34 AM
Had this cover made for my "99 Sportstar. Unfortunately it has to live outside. :(

DBR...what does something like that cost?

TMCNo1
07-03-2007, 08:42 AM
Had this cover made for my "99 Sportstar. Unfortunately it has to live outside. :(


I saw that cover on your boat at the Best Western at CSM and said, "what a neat way to build a cover to protect everything, including the tower, lights, speakers and the boat"! Water will never puddle on that cover, no way!
Do you have a waterline extension for the sides to protect the hull sides from sun damage while sitting outside?

DBR
07-03-2007, 11:58 AM
Total cost including carry bag $795

DBR
07-03-2007, 12:00 PM
No side extensions. But good idea, I may look into it. Ths design also eliminates most of the mildew problem, we low country folks have with our boats.

Doug G
07-04-2007, 01:52 AM
DBR is that Sunbrella? Who did it for you? I had exactly the same idea and plan on talking to a local shop about doing it.it Mine lives in a slip all season so I think that would work for me too. Although I think I would add some vents to it. I assume no puddle poles or straps required?

bowtie355
07-13-2007, 09:47 AM
Does the boat have to live outside? If so buy a waterline cover from www.skiboatcovers.com They can custom make it for that Monster tower.

Look like a quality product.

dpolen
07-15-2007, 09:49 PM
So I just bought a snap on cockpit cover on ebay for only $26...anybody know where I could find a snap-on bow cover online...new or gently used? Would love to get the whole cover wrapped up seeing that I just saved myself a bunch of dough on the cockpit cover. Ideas???

swatguy
07-15-2007, 10:52 PM
I think you could easily munt that bimin to your tower as the inside of the tower legs don't seem to far off the winshield width. Just need a hack saw and some clamps. You can cut those poles down to whatever size you need and then just slip the mounts back in. People do it all the time t clear their speaker setups. Also with them mounted on windshield you will def see some amounts of water collecting inside there from being open. ALot of people down at my lake have those over the tower covers that cover everything. When I am due for an upgrade I am gonna get one as well.


YOU can get a clamp like this(scroll down to bimin clamp http://www.diywake.com/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=72&cat=Clamps to mount it to or go to your local MC dealer and they would have an older black plastic rectangular one that you could screw into your tower. Personallly I like the o ring clamp, way easier to adjust and find right position from DIY wake. Similar to the way my bimini mounts from Towerbiminis.com. ( on a side note towerbiminis is a great product and worth every penny from them IMO)

DBR
07-16-2007, 06:32 PM
Been on vacation, Of course in the MC, The co. is here in Chas SC
LaPorte's Upostery - 866-554-5919 - ttopcovers.com

dpolen
10-01-2007, 09:01 AM
Finally installed my new cover yesterday...I really think this is going to be a great investment.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/dpolen/101_1160.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/dpolen/101_1159.jpg

dpolen
10-01-2007, 09:02 AM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/dpolen/101_1157.jpg
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/dpolen/101_1156.jpg

NeilM
10-02-2007, 10:40 AM
looks great