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briggle2
05-29-2013, 04:08 PM
I'm in need of a good quality cover asap. Hoping for a reasonably priced one, but with the work I've put in cleaning the seats, quality is my number 1.

02 X Star.

Thanks!

Indyxc
05-29-2013, 04:09 PM
The best!

http://www.evolutioncovers.com/Order_form.html

briggle2
05-29-2013, 05:18 PM
Thanks, I'll look into them. Any idea of costs? $$$

ricford
05-29-2013, 05:28 PM
skiboatcovers.com is where I got mine. Wherever you go, make sure you get the sunbrella fabric. Definitely worth the extra cost. Totally waterproof, but still breathes.

ricford
05-29-2013, 05:39 PM
This is what mine looks like. Just checked their site. Your's would be $869.00 in Sunbrella. Nice, durable covers. Dual layers at stress points, like around the windshield frame and around the tower legs.

carlsonwa
05-29-2013, 06:27 PM
I'm in need of a good quality cover asap. Hoping for a reasonably priced one, but with the work I've put in cleaning the seats, quality is my number 1.

02 X Star.


Thanks!

If you are in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul I know a great cover and upholstery shop in the area. I had them make a new cover last year and they re-did all my upholstery this winter. Great quality and good prices.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/056531339b32df41a0f762423b787abe_zps93a24b40.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/IMG_1112.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/IMG_1105.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
05-29-2013, 06:34 PM
If you are in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul I know a great cover and upholstery shop in the area. I had them make a new cover last year and they re-did all my upholstery this winter. Great quality and good prices.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/056531339b32df41a0f762423b787abe_zps93a24b40.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/IMG_1112.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/IMG_1105.jpg

That looks great. Who did the work?

east tx skier
05-29-2013, 09:32 PM
If you want a trailerable cover, check out evolution or coversports (see picture below). For a good cover that doesn't need to be kept on at 70 mph on the highway, I have seen plenty of good reports about skiboatcovers.com. Sunbrella is my preference.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BoFEwTkOE34/TaJ5SziKhgI/AAAAAAAAD00/mt3zBaOMkqw/s1152/IMAG0050.jpg

BriEOD
05-29-2013, 09:46 PM
+1 for skiboatcovers.com

ski_king
05-29-2013, 10:52 PM
My new cover from skiboatcovers.com just arrived today. Looks great, but one small problem, they forgot to ship the support poles. A quick call got a sincere apology and the poles should arrive Friday.
I will try to get a picture of the cover on the boat this weekend.

uplander
05-30-2013, 12:28 AM
The evolution cover said no poles, that would be nice to not worry about poles. Anyone have a cover from them

ski_king
05-30-2013, 12:01 PM
The evolution cover said no poles, that would be nice to not worry about poles. Anyone have a cover from them

Sorry, I never used one of their covers, but I have had a couple of covers that did not use poles. While they are simpler to put on and look a little nicer they are much more likely to pool water. If that happens often, the cover will stretch and it will continue to pool water even in a light rain. The extra time it takes to put the poles under the cover is well worth it in my opinion.

shunra
05-30-2013, 12:42 PM
I'm in need of a good quality cover asap. Hoping for a reasonably priced one, but with the work I've put in cleaning the seats, quality is my number 1.

02 X Star.

Thanks!

I have a masercraft cover that is barely used. It is high quality and I'll let it go for a good price. I used it as a second cover for my last boat, which I sold. It was a 2002 Xstar as well.

It is a tan color and I believe it says "Mastercraft" across the windsheild

Let me know if you are interested.

briggle2
05-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Thanks all for the suggestions! It appears skiboatcovers.com and sunbrella material is what I should be looking at. Should be much better than the one I bought off Ebay a couple years ago.

carlsonwa
05-30-2013, 01:22 PM
That looks great. Who did the work?


Wyoming Canvas

http://www.wyomingcanvas.com/

in Wyoming, MN

briggle2
05-30-2013, 02:02 PM
I have a masercraft cover that is barely used. It is high quality and I'll let it go for a good price. I used it as a second cover for my last boat, which I sold. It was a 2002 Xstar as well.

It is a tan color and I believe it says "Mastercraft" across the windsheild

Let me know if you are interested.

I am interested thank you. I sent you a message.

east tx skier
05-30-2013, 08:19 PM
My new cover from skiboatcovers.com just arrived today. Looks great, but one small problem, they forgot to ship the support poles. A quick call got a sincere apology and the poles should arrive Friday.
I will try to get a picture of the cover on the boat this weekend.

That reminds me. With Evolution or Coversports, no poles required. Drum tight. :)

east tx skier
05-30-2013, 08:21 PM
The evolution cover said no poles, that would be nice to not worry about poles. Anyone have a cover from them

See post above. There are velcro hooks that clip under the rubrail all the way around. The hooks in the rear can have tension put on them so they draw the cover tight front to back. The drawstring is tightened with a turnbuckle in the rear. Result is a drum tight cover you can use at freeway speeds that will not mar your gel coat. No tent poles required. I have pulled my boat through a virtual monsoon with my cover on and it got home intact, no worse for the wear, and the boat interior was bone dry.

They are not cheap. But they are worth it in my opinion.

east tx skier
05-30-2013, 08:25 PM
Sorry, I never used one of their covers, but I have had a couple of covers that did not use poles. While they are simpler to put on and look a little nicer they are much more likely to pool water. If that happens often, the cover will stretch and it will continue to pool water even in a light rain. The extra time it takes to put the poles under the cover is well worth it in my opinion.

Sorry for the multiple replies. I see that the OP has gone with skiboatcovers.com. I'm sure he will be happy. Quality product.

For future searches on this topic, I'll hit this point briefly. Not sure about evolution, but a coversports cover's hooks attach to the cover with some serious velcro. As the cover ages and stretches, you can adjust the attachment point by pulling the hook loose and putting it a little closer in. I have had mine for several years and have never had to adjust it. It is truly no tent poles required.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1HI9nI9yaT8/St_WPM0JWkI/AAAAAAAACfQ/Ccs7k_9Z4WA/s650/Cover%25201.JPG

Evolution and Coversports are owned by former Rankin employees, who each set out to build a better cover than Rankin did. Rankin is no longer around, but they truly revolutionized (pardon the phrase) the trailerable ski boat cover. They both make quality products. For a time, they kind of split up the Malibu/Correct Craft market (evolution took Malibu, Coversports took Correct Craft. Either would work with a MC owner to produce a top notch product.

/Not a paid spokesman. Just a stoked owner of the coversports cover for the past five or so years.

88 PS190
05-30-2013, 08:49 PM
I've always wanted them to grommet in a drain somewhere behind the engine compartment.

I'd take that with a tube down into the engine hatch and never worry about things getting loose while out of town.