View Full Version : 85 Stars + Stripes - need cover. Where to buy?
Hi all. I need to buy a new cover for our 85 Stars + Stripes. I have looked online and some sites SAY they have a cover for it, but does it really fit perfect?
Can anyone show me the way to the right cover for us? Thanks in advance.
08-08-2005, 08:48 PM
I had mine custom made a few years ago. Since then I have seen a few places that can make them. I will see if I still have the link.
Oh yea, and welcome to the site!!
So my suspicions are right... these boat cover sites are general boat covers (sizes) and not specifically for my 85. Figures.
If you can recall, let me know.
08-08-2005, 09:23 PM
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08-09-2005, 07:42 AM
Ski boat covers.com makes an awesome product. I have one of their waterline covers and it was well worth the money. It even covers the teak platform.
08-15-2005, 11:01 PM
My last 85 cover was ordered through the dealer which I thought was worth it given the infrequent need for a new one.
08-15-2005, 11:14 PM
Blue, I work for West Marine, we sell Taylor Made boat covers. I ordered one and it is a perfect fit for my '85. I'll get the part # for you and post it when i find it.
08-17-2005, 02:46 AM
H20, let us know, I need one too!
08-17-2005, 06:30 AM
I forgot to check yesterday, it was CRAZZY yesterday. I sent myself an email to remind me to check it. I'll let you all know!
08-17-2005, 08:03 PM
Taylor made part #67198 West Marine retail of $234.99
08-17-2005, 11:37 PM
What fabric is that Taylor Made cover made out of? Looking at the price I can't believe it'd be anything other than a treated canvas or some sort of unbreathable fabric. Both have drawbacks. But for the price, if it's breathable it could be a good deal as long as you can protect it from getting inundated so much the water pools in the cover. I really like the Sunbrella fabrics. Very water repellant, but breathable.
I have a cover custom made by Lohaus Covers in WI and it's awesome. Goes all the way under the boat, covers the swim platform, and has some nice vents to help it breathe. Sunbrella fabric. It was a bit pricey, but totally worth it. About $650 if I recall. Google Lohaus and you'll find his number. He can get a friend's boat to measure so it'll fit perfect.
08-18-2005, 07:19 AM
It's their canvas duck material. A light weight treated canvas. It works very well as long as water isn't allowed to pool. Taylor made has many materials they can build with, so I would imagine they can provide any material in this pattern.