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Getting a new boat cover?

Discussion in 'Pontoon Forum' started by MrG, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. MrG

    MrG Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse but can you refresh my memory on getting a new boat cover.

    #1 if you buy a factory cover does it come with the buttons installed?

    #2 if it does come with the buttons installed how did your cover fit?

    #3 has anyone upgraded the factory cover material to a Sunbrella style material and if so what did you think.

    Last but not least, what are you paying for a cover

    Our boat is a a 2006 2575 RLIO

    Thank you
     
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    Remediation Well-Known Member

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    If you buy the Tummac? cover, they have the original patterns. Depending on year of boat, you deal with PA Or IN. It was $600 for the big boat, snaps not installed but included. I did it in 1 day by myself. Had the expensive snap installer. Would not do it without it. Made a couple mistakes on snap locations to start. Left the wrong snap attached and mount a new one in the proper location.
     
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    Do not use a cheap tool for the snaps! :eek:
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Had a Sunbrella playpen cover custom made last year. A local company made it on the spot taking him about 3 to 4 hrs. He just pulled up in his trailer took a few measurements and did a fantastic job! He matched up the existing snaps and added an additional pole where he thought was needed so water wouldn't pool. The Sunbrella fabric although water resistant is a breathable fabric so vents were not needed. I treated it with Starbrite waterproofer at the beginning of the season and the water still beads up and rolls off.

    Cost for a custom made Sunbrella playpen cover for our 22 ft. Bennington.......$1000.
     
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    How's the cover working when it rains? From the pics looks like it would pool in multiple areas.
     
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    I really like my full cover made of Sharkskin. I has been through a couple of hurricanes and winter storms.
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    The poles may not be really tight in those pics but water has not pooled on this cover. The water just beads up and runs right off.
     
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    Tsumac wants $1200+ shipping + $135 for the button tool. So I'm guessing I will be into it for just under $1500.
     
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    You don't have any local companies that do canvas?
     
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    +1 on a local company, any issues can be dealt with right away. And many times it's the stitching that's going to need to be repaired before the cover wears out.
     
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    We have some local places but not sure it's gonna be any cheaper or better quality. Only advantage seems to be that a Factory cover will require me to do a bit of the work (button install) my self. But the up side is I get a New tool out of the deal :)
     
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    The snap installation is not hard with that tool. I am surprised at the price for the cover. Mine by the same company for the 25' boat was half that price 2 years ago.
     

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