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jwroblew
02-20-2012, 11:12 AM
I wanted to add side curtains to my existing 197 factory cover to protect it from sun fade. The local fabric guy said he could do it for $250 if I could live with 30" below the rub rail. Problem is my boat is in storage and can't tell if this will be enough. I think it is but I'm not sure, what do you guys think?

Ben
02-20-2012, 12:42 PM
I would think 30" is plenty. I think my 205 cover has like 18" or so I had added, and that gets the end where the side turns in under to the bottom. Unfortunately, my boat is hibernating too.

Cloaked
02-20-2012, 01:16 PM
I wanted to add side curtains to my existing 197 factory cover to protect it from sun fade. The local fabric guy said he could do it for $250 if I could live with 30" below the rub rail. Problem is my boat is in storage and can't tell if this will be enough. I think it is but I'm not sure, what do you guys think?Thirty inches will be fine for using it on while the boat is on a lift or trailer. I have a cover with sides that are maybe 20" - 24" (cover came with the boat, I have never had it on, bought a mooring cover).

jwroblew
02-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Yeah the cover will only be used while on a lift. The lift is currently under water

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agua4fun
02-20-2012, 10:20 PM
Looks like 25" will get you below the edge
(2001 ps190)

Smitty
02-20-2012, 10:26 PM
That's what she said.

rhsprostar
02-20-2012, 11:50 PM
Yeah the cover will only be used while on a lift. The lift is currently under water

75597

Hey, is that an overhead cable lift? If so, do you lift your whole boat on 6 4x4 posts???

jwroblew
02-21-2012, 11:24 AM
Thanks agua4fun, looks like 30 " will be perfect.

rhsprostar, it's a hydraulic lift that sits on the bottom of the lake. The 4x4 are just to hold up the cheesy roof, although its a good spot to stand and watch people ski, plus the kids love jumping off of it. Lifting a boat on 4x4 posts would be insane!

-V-
02-21-2012, 11:30 AM
:uglyhamme :D

That's what she said.

rhsprostar
02-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Thanks agua4fun, looks like 30 " will be perfect.

rhsprostar, it's a hydraulic lift that sits on the bottom of the lake. The 4x4 are just to hold up the cheesy roof, although its a good spot to stand and watch people ski, plus the kids love jumping off of it. Lifting a boat on 4x4 posts would be insane!

Ya that's what I was thinking :eek:.....BUT I have seen worse!....just looked like a cable at lakeside that looked like it might be a lift. Also thought you may have put the mechanical in that box at the front.....

dmminfla
02-22-2012, 10:23 AM
We used a piece on 36 in sunbrella and put it under the cover and made a tote loop on the bottom. This is on a 97 ps205 which might be a little taller than your 190

jwroblew
02-22-2012, 11:00 AM
that cable in the rear is just a rope that centers the boat when you pull in, and that box is were I store misc equipment, old combo skies knee board extra rope etc...