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Old 10-24-2013, 03:32 PM
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Best Boat Cover?

I need to get a new cover for my 01 X-Star and want to make a smart purchase. The current cover is equipped with snaps that correspond to snaps attached to the underside of the rub rail. I'll have these added by a local shop once I've purchased a new cover.

Any advice on the best current cover for a boat?

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Chris
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:35 PM
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Find a reputable upholstery company and get one to make it for you.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:46 PM
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I second that but would add find a canvas boat cover company. My brother has a big boat and he gets amazing canvas work done by his local shop. I have visited a place close to me here in the Twin Cities and got a tour of their shop and their finished boats. Their work was amazing.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:56 PM
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I got mine made of Sunbrella. 10 year warranty.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:30 PM
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In the malibu evolution covers are suppose to be really good

http://www.evolutioncovers.com/
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:48 PM
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^^ curious as to why you used Malibu in your statement. they made me one when I had my 05 supra ssv and I know eastie has one on his nautique.

great covers btw!!
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:27 PM
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^^ curious as to why you used Malibu in your statement. they made me one when I had my 05 supra ssv and I know eastie has one on his nautique.

great covers btw!!

Incomplete statement on my part. On the malibu forums it's the de facto choice.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:04 AM
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^^ curious as to why you used Malibu in your statement. they made me one when I had my 05 supra ssv and I know eastie has one on his nautique.

great covers btw!!
I don't have an Evolution cover. Mine is a Coversports cover. Same concept, however. Both Evolution and Coversports were started by former Rankin covers employees. Rankin is no longer in business. My Coversports cover has been excellent and I know that people with Evolution covers have been satisfied as well.

As for the brand link, when they first left Rankin, Evolution tended to do Malibu and Coversports tended to do Correct Craft. They have each branched out to other brands since then.

An oft posted picture of my cover. No snaps. No poles. Trailerable. I have towed through a virtual monsoon with it and my boat interior was bone dry when I got home.

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Old 10-28-2013, 02:02 PM
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I went with Evolution Covers based on east tx skier review of his Coversports version. I LOVE that it's poleless. Because my boat is 23', we have to add a loop for a bungee to bring everything into taunt, tent form (meaning the water is shed by the pitch of the cover). Corey was fantastic to work with. Every person that ever helps me put my cover on says it's the best they've ever seen...including folks at my marina. I will never go back to poles. Huge fan.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:53 PM
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I don't have an Evolution cover. Mine is a Coversports cover. Same concept, however. Both Evolution and Coversports were started by former Rankin covers employees. Rankin is no longer in business. My Coversports cover has been excellent and I know that people with Evolution covers have been satisfied as well.

As for the brand link, when they first left Rankin, Evolution tended to do Malibu and Coversports tended to do Correct Craft. They have each branched out to other brands since then.

An oft posted picture of my cover. No snaps. No poles. Trailerable. I have towed through a virtual monsoon with it and my boat interior was bone dry when I got home.
Based on your endorsement, I just ordered a Coversports cover. Dealt with Brent. He said they have patterns for many older MC's. I couldn't believe how affordable it was. Late season discount or something. Last day to order one for this year is tomorrow. After that they lay off much of their staff until orders pick up in the Spring. If anyone wants to get in touch with them their number is (425) 491-9641 or email is theprocover@gmail.com
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