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Blue
08-08-2005, 09:44 PM
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.

ski_king
08-08-2005, 09:48 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!!

Blue
08-08-2005, 09:55 PM
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.

And thanks!!!

waterlogged882
08-08-2005, 10:23 PM
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ski_king
08-08-2005, 10:32 PM
http://www.skiboatcovers.com/boatstyle.php?manufacturer=mastercraft

BriEOD
08-09-2005, 08:42 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.

BarefootWt
08-16-2005, 12:01 AM
My last 85 cover was ordered through the dealer which I thought was worth it given the infrequent need for a new one.

H20skeefreek
08-16-2005, 12:14 AM
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.

Double Overhead
08-17-2005, 03:46 AM
H20, let us know, I need one too!

H20skeefreek
08-17-2005, 07:30 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!

H20skeefreek
08-17-2005, 09:03 PM
Taylor made part #67198 West Marine retail of $234.99

sfitzgerald351
08-18-2005, 12:37 AM
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.

H20skeefreek
08-18-2005, 08:19 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.