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SunCoast 83
06-09-2014, 09:29 PM
Making our annual trek down to Lake Placid with a couple MC's on Friday for a few days
Just got a Trailerable MC Cover with tower cut outs and my question is do you use the pooling poles and straps under the cover while trailering?

I have read the instructions front to back and it does not specify if they are used on trailering. I have towed with it once from the dealership after I ordered the cover and the Detailer there installed the poles. I was only on residential streets at 45mph and under. I'm gonna be on the highway at speeds between 55 and 65 mph. ( instructions suggest not exceeding 65 mph) I won't as I am cautious with a bad case of MCOCD :D

Thanks for your help and advice!

SunCoast 83
06-10-2014, 11:48 PM
75 views and no advice??

I must be the Lone Ranger of trailering with a cover...

brighac
06-10-2014, 11:54 PM
I wouldn't recommend leaving the poles in the boat.

hos505
06-10-2014, 11:59 PM
I don't tow with my cover but if I did it would make sense to have the poles and straps in as that would help cut down on the cover flapping with the wind. The tighter it is the less it will flap.

Bob B
06-11-2014, 12:11 AM
I tow my 2002 197 with a cover and I don' t use poles.(600 mile round trip)

Tony Webb
06-11-2014, 01:31 AM
No poles would be best!!!!, the front one would be the issue, if it rains just drive faster.....

Quinten
06-11-2014, 01:18 PM
We tow the x2 with cover and with poles in it, never had a problem.
At a max of 65 mph or 100 km/h

Sodar
06-11-2014, 01:23 PM
No poles. Rear straps at tight as possible, ratchet cinched and side straps cinched.

I only tow with the cover, but have done a few mods to it to protect the boat a little more.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=61603&stc=1&d=1284002240

SunCoast 83
06-11-2014, 09:37 PM
No poles. Rear straps at tight as possible, ratchet cinched and side straps cinched.

I only tow with the cover, but have done a few mods to it to protect the boat a little more.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=61603&stc=1&d=1284002240

So I'm gonna tow without the poles since that seems to be the majority. Thank you to everyone for your help

Sodar, what extra mods have you made for better protection? I'm always looking for ways to further protect it.

Jayhawk
06-11-2014, 10:04 PM
So I'm gonna tow without the poles since that seems to be the majority. Thank you to everyone for your help

Sodar, what extra mods have you made for better protection? I'm always looking for ways to further protect it.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=512486&postcount=58
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=512491&postcount=59

Kweisner
06-11-2014, 10:06 PM
I have a five hour tow coming up and was thinking of wrapping the boat with that stretchy plastic used to wrap palettes for shipping. I would basically just wrap the hull where the cover will make contact--kinda like a boat condom. Any thoughts or concerns with this idea?


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