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Old 07-04-2013, 04:08 PM
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Cover help

I know this has been discussed on here a few times... but I'm hoping I can get some advice on a new cover for my 2008 X45. Don't think I want to go factory cover route, and I think the fit on my current one has deteriorated to the point that I'd rather go new then to repair this one.

Who have you bought from, likes/dislikes etc all appreciated.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:01 AM
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skiboatcovers.com is where I bought mine from and I'm very happy however there have been a couple guys that said fit wasn't what they had hoped for and had problems with customer service via Email. Phone response was fine.

Most issues have been during season when shops such as this are very busy. I had mine done over the winter and experienced no issue and fit on my cover is very good. I was also able to drop my boat off to them during the process as they as somewhat local (50 miles from my house) which always helps with fitment. As such if you don't really need the cover this year I would consider having it made post season and would also recommend going with the Gortex thread to prevent a seem separation in the later part of the cover's life.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:05 AM
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skiboatcovers.com is where I bought mine from and I'm very happy however there have been a couple guys that said fit wasn't what they had hoped for and had problems with customer service via Email. Phone response was fine.

Most issues have been during season when shops such as this are very busy. I had mine done over the winter and experienced no issue and fit on my cover is very good. I was also able to drop my boat off to them during the process as they as somewhat local (50 miles from my house) which always helps with fitment. As such if you don't really need the cover this year I would consider having it made post season and would also recommend going with the Gortex thread to prevent a seem separation in the later part of the cover's life.
Thanks for the info. I'll check them out.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:26 PM
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in the FWIW department: I just ordered my third cover from skiboatcovers.com. (three different boats)
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:38 PM
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I'm very happy with mine from skiboatcovers.com. They are not good at corresponding via email, but very good over the phone. I needed custom tower cutouts, and I gave them the measurements they asked for, and it fits perfectly. They also sew in extra material on stress points, like over the windshield and around tower mounts, etc. Very well made covers. Definitely go with the sunbrella fabric. No fading, water still beads on it and it breathes. I can put the boat away with a wet carpet, and come back the next weekend and the carpet is dry, and no mildew problems.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:06 PM
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Ok, need to verify some info. Evolution covers has a pattern for a 2006 X45, I want to make sure that the hull and windshield didn't change between 06 and 08. I know the tower changed, can someone provide pics of the tower from 06 that I can send them pics of my tower and the 06?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:38 PM
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What are they charging and what fabric are they using for your x45?
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:07 AM
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Sunbrella fabric, price tbd.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:08 AM
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I had a local upholstery guy make mine out of sunbrella material. It was pretty cheap and custom fit. Included poles.

I went with snap on cover. I was worried I would hate the buttons on the sides of my boat. But I don't mind at all now. And it is nice having separate bow and cockpit covers. You can leave the bow on when it's cold outside.

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:07 PM
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No one with answers for hull shape and winshield??
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