Boat Cover Manufacturers / Recommendations

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Nereid, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Nereid

    Nereid New Member

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    Can anyone recommend a winter storage cover manufacturer ?

    Material recommendations ?

    Anyone recently purchased one that you are pleased with ?

    Thanks
     
  2. johncarr

    johncarr New Member

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    I think Rooke Sails in Memphis, TN makes one. www.rookesails.com I don't have one, but a friend does and is very happy.
     
  3. Nereid

    Nereid New Member

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    John,

    Thank you for the reply. I will look into Rooke.

    - David K. (Nereid)
     
  4. Roger Lohrey

    Roger Lohrey New Member

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    Boat Cover

    My boat has a cover from the sailors tailor. The previous owner bought the cover ans it has held up very nice. It is easy to put on and take off. The web site is www.thesailorstailor.com

    Thanks
    Roger Lohrey
     
  5. Nereid

    Nereid New Member

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    Roger,

    Thank you. I will contact them as well. They came up on a "google" search, and its helpful to know that their product is good.

    - David K. (Nereid)
     
  6. paulsheller

    paulsheller Administrator Staff Member

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    David, The sailorstailor covers are excellent. I've had mine for years. If you go with them, be sure to get the version that has breathing holes.
     
  7. Unregistered

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    Hello Paul,

    Thanks for the recommendation. For winter storage, can the breathing holes be closed up (i.e. do they have zippers or something to close them up)?

    - David K. (Nereid)
     
  8. paulsheller

    paulsheller Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, mine actually does not have the breathing holes, but I wish it did. The holes are actaully designed such that water won't go in them. They are like stiff pockets with a screened area (the hole) at the end.

    I like in an area that gets a lot of snow. I found the snow would lay on the cover and then form a pool of water when the snow melted, but no moiture ever got inside the boat. I didn't like the water laying there, so I now lay the very end of my mast directly on the stern and the other end of the mast in high crutch on the front of the trailer so that the mast just clears the bracket where it is fastened when the mast is upright. That way it comes out the hole that is built into the cover perfectly. The mast makes sure there are not low spots for snow or water to rest.

    Finally, I lay the cover over the mast at the stern such that there are a lot of gaps at the stern so that a lot of air can get into the cockpit. Well, this was OK, but then the bees found it was a good warm place for a hive so now I lay some screen material so that nothing can give in via the exposed areas at the stern.
     
  9. deantbrown

    deantbrown New Member

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  10. patriot

    patriot New Member

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    I also got one from Rooke located in Memphis, TN. It seemed a little pricey, but the people were very nice, and the cover fits great. It did a very nice job protecting the boat during the winter.
     
  11. IS0LD0UT

    IS0LD0UT New Member

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    What do you guys recommend for a boat at a mooring?

    Mainsail cover, cockpit cover, full cover?

    Will the paint / deck surface fade if I leave it uncovered?
     

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