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#571788 - 10/11/18 11:45 PM Boat cover  
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Any recommendations on where to buy a boat cover? I went to put in my boat make/year/model and they sent me the wrong cover twice and now won't accept a return. Terrible customer service, totally screwed me. Has anyone else dealt with a reputable online boat cover company? Is it better to have one custom made by a local shop? I have a 1989 Malibu Euro F3

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#571789 - 10/12/18 11:34 AM Re: Boat cover [Re: oldnamwaterskier]  
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I am in the market for a new cover myself and will be going to a local canvas shop. Unfortunately the local canvas shop isn't so local however the current one was made from them in 2006 so it lasted a good life.

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On my next cover I will have it basically the same as this one however I am going to add side skirts so when the boat is on the lift, the side skirts will block the sun's rays.

Another modification I want to make is adding a clear panel in the stern in order to see the trailer lights that are on the stern of the boat. While trailering these lights are turn signals and brake lights. I am not sure how the clear panel will perform when the cover gets rolled up and folded when not in use. I am still pondering that.

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#571791 - 10/13/18 10:55 AM Re: Boat cover [Re: oldnamwaterskier]  
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OH, to take care of the clear panel when you roll it, add some Velcro patches at the corners of the clear panel on what will be the outside of the cover when it's rolled. Then make up a corresponding size panel of blanket material (you can buy it at a fabric shop). Before you roll it up, attach the blanket to the cover. That will prevent the clear panel from being scratched.

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