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herringtech
10-17-2005, 06:35 PM
I just installed a new tower on my 98 MC 205 X-Star, and wanted to get a custom cover with holes for the tower. Where is a good place to order one of those?

AirJunky
10-17-2005, 06:59 PM
If your tower is a custom install, it's probably better to get one done by a local shop.
Look over this site: http://www.rankincovers.com
This type cover is best for these boats because they fit well enough to trailer with them at highway speeds & there is nothing to drill into your fiberglass (and then crack years later).

herringtech
10-17-2005, 07:04 PM
Thanks Bill, i will shoot them an email and also check out local shops.

Tom023
10-17-2005, 08:00 PM
I have a couple of pics in my library of my custom cover. Key is having it very tight, especially around the rub rail. I tow with it, with absolutely no problems or wear issues.

AirJunky
10-17-2005, 08:04 PM
Another option is to buy a cover off the net & have it modifed locally. I had my factory cover modified for my tower for like $50 a few years ago. Got me thru a couple more winters before I shelled out the big bucks for a good cover.

tommcat
10-17-2005, 10:02 PM
i'd like to see some pics of the new tower :)

herringtech
10-17-2005, 11:04 PM
You got it as soon as it is finished....

tommcat
10-18-2005, 08:33 AM
what kind did you put on? i'm trying to decide what to put on my 97 205 and cant pick one :confused:

captkidd
10-18-2005, 03:56 PM
Seems like Jim at Bay Area Watersports (jim@baws.com) had some pretty good prices on covers with cutouts for covers. Don't know if any of these would fit, but you might PM him (he's a regular poster on here).

jengle
10-18-2005, 06:10 PM
Check here http://www.skiboatcovers.com/boatstyle.php?manufacturer=mastercraft