Originally Posted by ski_king
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.
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.
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205
Red 1998 Ski Nautique, PCM GT40, 310 hp, , Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG/Zbox.
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