Go Back   TeamTalk > Classifieds Buy/Sell > For Sale: Watersports Equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-22-2018, 12:14 PM
Zrlee's Avatar
Zrlee Zrlee is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Boat: Mastercraft XT22 2018 5500GDI
Location: East Coast
Posts: 209
Over tower cover pooling 2018 XT22

Anyone else with the over tower cover having an issue with water pooling. I had the same issue in my previous NXT and was able to rework the straps to solve the problem. Hereís a pic from a quick shower last night. The cover is installed correctly and all straps and ratchets are tight. I was afraid of the over tower cover for this reason so I even put a 2Ē wood block under the support poles to add height and hopefully prevent pooling but that didnít work. Surely mastercraft can design a cover that doesnít retain water pools, right?!?



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-22-2018, 01:12 PM
ap77's Avatar
ap77 ap77 is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 2015 MasterCraft X-20
Location: Northwest
Posts: 1,285
Does the over the tower cover still require the poles to be put in place?

Edit: I just noticed you added height to the support poles...can you route the straps from the support poles over the tower to keep the cover higher up?
__________________
- Andrew

2015 MasterCraft X-20 (current)
2009 MasterCraft X-2 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2018, 01:18 PM
Zrlee's Avatar
Zrlee Zrlee is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Boat: Mastercraft XT22 2018 5500GDI
Location: East Coast
Posts: 209
There are no straps to the poles anymore. With my NXT the poles w/ straps were separate from the cover and i was able to reroute the straps. But, now the caps for the poles are sewn into the cover so there are no straps to reroute.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-22-2018, 01:42 PM
CrashCourse316 CrashCourse316 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Boat: MasterCraft, 280 SST, 2005, Twin 375 Crusader
Location: Michigan
Posts: 211
Cut a 2x4 to length and put it in there. if you are worried about the 2x4 rubbing and wearing the cover in that spot. sand the end of the 2x4 and or put that 3m rubber tape or something on it. I have a 2x4 bow post. works great. didn't even cut it. It fit perfectly and it grips on the carpet/deck decent enough so it doesn't fall ever.
__________________
Sam
Website: www.SteadyPass.com
Email: [email protected]
Boat: 2005 Maristar 280 SST Twin Crusader 375
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-22-2018, 02:10 PM
ap77's Avatar
ap77 ap77 is online now
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: 2015 MasterCraft X-20
Location: Northwest
Posts: 1,285
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zrlee View Post
There are no straps to the poles anymore. With my NXT the poles w/ straps were separate from the cover and i was able to reroute the straps. But, now the caps for the poles are sewn into the cover so there are no straps to reroute.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Here are a couple of thoughts:
1) Can you extend the pole higher?
2) Can you put a rope or strap through the tower handles...maybe extend it to the windshield to keep the tarp higher up? Like below...

Name:  Boat.jpg
Views: 318
Size:  65.2 KB
__________________
- Andrew

2015 MasterCraft X-20 (current)
2009 MasterCraft X-2 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-22-2018, 02:14 PM
Maristar210's Avatar
Maristar210 Maristar210 is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Boat: paddle
Location: Midwest
Posts: 10,547
No, no they can't
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-22-2018, 02:22 PM
Zrlee's Avatar
Zrlee Zrlee is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Boat: Mastercraft XT22 2018 5500GDI
Location: East Coast
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by ap77 View Post
Here are a couple of thoughts:

1) Can you extend the pole higher?

2) Can you put a rope or strap through the tower handles...maybe extend it to the windshield to keep the tarp higher up? Like below...



Attachment 177331


Thatís an option! Iíll look into that.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-22-2018, 05:35 PM
REDX2's Avatar
REDX2 REDX2 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Mastercraft, X23 2016
Location: DFW
Posts: 243
Straps hook to the tower
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-24-2018, 05:27 PM
Zrlee's Avatar
Zrlee Zrlee is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Boat: Mastercraft XT22 2018 5500GDI
Location: East Coast
Posts: 209
Over tower cover pooling 2018 XT22

Finally got around to coming up with a solution for pooling. Thought Iíd share for anyone else having the same issue.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-25-2018, 09:09 AM
JohnE's Avatar
JohnE JohnE is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Boat: XT22
Location: Boston 'burbs
Posts: 11,703
I have had that problem only once with my XT22 - and it was because I didn't ratchet the straps tight enough and didn't use the trailer straps. Since then, I've had zero problems, and it has seen some torrential storms. Not a drop pooling. It's been so good that I have been thinking about starting a thread about how great the over the tower cover is. Seriously.
__________________
Prior boats - (3) X14's, (3) Prostars, and a Tristar.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:33 AM.


2018