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Old 05-07-2012, 05:32 PM
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Bow Cover-Prostar 197

I am looking for a bow cover only for a Prostar 197. I am looking for a red one. Anybody have any ideas? I checked eBay and found nothing. Any help is appreciated!

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Old 05-07-2012, 05:40 PM
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Make a template out of cardboard and take it to a local upholstery or canvas shop. Tell them to put a seam around the edge and use either "Jockey Red" or "Logo Red" Sunbrella. You can do the snaps yourself.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:47 PM
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Thanks ETS. If I can't find one as is I might go ahead with that idea.

Thanks again!

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:10 PM
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I did that for a walk through wind screen and it turned out great. Saw a stock one from MC a few months later and it was exactly the same, only mine didn't cost as much.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:40 AM
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I bought a MC one off ebay for my 197 but haven't got the balls to install it myself...
They snaps are already on the cover but how do you go about marking the spots and then drilling the fibreglass eastie? How do you avoid spider cracks?

The cover is just a simple pc of sunbrella. If I was to do it again I would probably just take it to a local canvas shop and have them do it......
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:21 AM
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I bought a MC one off ebay for my 197 but haven't got the balls to install it myself...
They snaps are already on the cover but how do you go about marking the spots and then drilling the fibreglass eastie? How do you avoid spider cracks?

The cover is just a simple pc of sunbrella. If I was to do it again I would probably just take it to a local canvas shop and have them do it......
Put some masking tape on the bow in the approximate location where the snaps will be. Lay the cover on the bow like you want it. Mark the snap locations. Run the drill backwards and go slow. This is what I did on my walkthrough block and did not have any cracking problems.

No guarantees though. I have a permanent bow cover on my current boat.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:45 PM
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I've noticed removing factory hardware the spider cracks.
I'm sure if caliper (or by eye, with bit shank held next to screw) is used to measure the body of screw first, then pick the correct bit, there will be less stress.
Also using self tapping type will cut threads as it goes in.
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