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Old 06-26-2018, 10:30 PM
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X23 Cover

Looking for some advice here. Long story short is that my boat is kept in dry storage and the boat above me leaked drive fluid onto the cover & it is now stained. It's been cleaned multiple times by the marina and they had no luck getting it out. The cover is grey, the stain is now just a darker grey. It's about a foot long, 2 inches wide down the back of the cover. It really isn't THAT big of a deal, but the boat is barely a year old and since it has been stored inside it's entire life, the cover is/was pristine.

Luckily, the boat above me is taking responsibility and offered a couple solutions.

1. He's offered to buy a factory MC cover, directly replacing mine. He does want my damaged cover.

2. He's offered to give me $1000 cash and I keep my current cover.

I called my dealership and a new cover is approx $1700 + tax. Having him buy a new cover is the better value to me... but it is just a cover and it isn't damaged other than the stain. I'm flip flopping on which direction to go.

Any advice?
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:34 PM
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I'd get the new cover and have him pay for it. You've mentioned that the cover was pristine, so I assume you take great care of your boat, and it may always annoy you seeing a stained cover that wasn't your fault. I'd have him buy a brand new one and you're in the same position as if the leak never occurred.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:36 PM
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pics? How long are you going to keep your boat?

I'd probably go new as well.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:50 PM
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No pictures unfortunately. I've seen it in person, but never snapped any pictures.

The cover was basically brand new because the boat has been stored inside on dry storage racks since day 1, which is right at a year now. It's only exposure to the elements has been diesel soot.

I was already leaning towards a new cover just because it is new. But the cash is tempting because it is just a cover, it isn't a terrible stain, and that money could provide several weekends of gas & beer.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:58 PM
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Do the new cover then you're even steven. If you keep the cover it will bother you every time you see it and bother you even more when you need a new cover.

Then offer him $500 cash to keep the old one.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:05 PM
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Have him get you a new one. Get your dealer to give you a shipping cover, that he takes off of his next X23 delivery, to put over the factory cover when you have it in storage to prevent a reoccurrence.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:06 AM
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Get a new black cover. Stains aren't as noticeable.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:08 AM
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Get a new black cover.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:12 AM
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Agree after having a grey Bimini and cover Ill never do that again. Black or dark blue from here on out.
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:23 AM
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A black cover is a good idea. The grey one looks good with my current color combo (white & silver flake), but like you all said it will not show stains nearly as bad.

Only problem is that my bimini & bimini cover are both grey as well, so a black cover might stand out. I do not want to replace either of those.
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