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Old 10-05-2018, 08:30 PM
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Thanks MC25!! Also the WeatherMAX fabric?
Itís been 3 years since I bought mine, but mine was sunbrella.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:02 PM
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skiboatcovers.com make great covers. Get a grey cover, not black, to keep the temps down in the boat.
Perfect! Thanks Alan.

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Old 10-05-2018, 09:15 PM
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Covers for trailering are different than a storage or mooring cover. You'll get the same results trailering with the new storage cover (inside or outside). It won't last long unless you're just going around the block.

Another company makes a cover specifically fit much better for trailering that fits like a glove and cinches down around the boat in no less than 14 points plus a cinch cord all around. Nice covers too.

Evolution covers dot com.

Your call.

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Old 10-05-2018, 09:57 PM
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Skiboatcovers.com for sure

Yep! Get a Skiboatcovers.com made from Sunbrella and you will be very happy. I have a canopy on my lift but still use a waterline cover as it protects the hull and swim platfom from sun damage. Sunbrella is soft, durable and lightweight which is important with so much added fabric with the waterline option.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:40 AM
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I'm on my third skiboatcovers.com cover (2 different boats) and would highly recommend them as a cover but I don't know about using any of them while towing.

After many years of boat ownership, I've come to never tow with a cover on as I've never had any luck doing so even with the ones that say they're designed for towing. They either leave rub marks where they come in contact with the boat, get ripped up from the abuse of towing at 70+ MPH or leak water through the seams or material itself if it rains during towing.

The cost/performance just has never justified the benefit (juice wasn't worth the squeeze if you will) for me. Others may have had a different perspective but I've done this for years with various covers and had the same results.

I've seen the Evolution covers which would appear to be the best design for towing but severely limit coverage for protection if stored outside or on a lift. This makes perfect sense as in order to perform well at towing speeds the design would have to limit drag and thus be as sleek as possible. It seems you will be limited to either a sleek "tow-able" cover or one that provides superior protection. Anything else like most "crossover" designs will most likely leave you with something that doesn't do anything bad but doesn't do anything well.
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:08 PM
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This^^^.

bturner's post looks like something I would write. I too have had three different covers from skiboatcovers.com, for three different boats. As good as they are, I wouldn't trust my current waterline cover while towing, there's just too much material to catch air.

I agree with the idea of having a sleek cover with lots of tie-downs for towing, or a roomier waterline cover for protection

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Old 10-06-2018, 02:50 PM
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I'd go with one from Evolution. http://evolutioncovers.com/

If there is a drawback, it is that they have a long lead time during the busy season. I bought one for my 190 and was very pleased with it. As have tons of members here.
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:41 PM
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Thank you everyone for the feedback on this! I went the skiboatcovers.com route with the waterline cover made from Sunbrella. Since it's only 35 miles from where I winter the boat to the lake that it sits all summer, I will tow that short trip (twice a year) without the cover.

Thanks again!
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:52 PM
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Evolution covers!!!
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:30 PM
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Thank you everyone for the feedback on this! I went the skiboatcovers.com route with the waterline cover made from Sunbrella. Since it's only 35 miles from where I winter the boat to the lake that it sits all summer, I will tow that short trip (twice a year) without the cover.

Thanks again!
Joe
Good choice Joe on the cover and even better choice is to never tow with a cover.

The OEM MasterCraft cover left marks on my black boat under the rail just being on the boat for one week. And that was just sitting covered on my boat lift, can't imaging the gel damage you would get towing with a cover. Yikes!
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