Montauk 17 Cover Options

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Montauk 17 Cover Options

Postby enggass » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:15 pm


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Re: Montauk 17 Cover Options

Postby Jefecinco » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:01 pm

ENDURA fabric is best used in warm humid areas, otherwise SUNBRELLA is superior. If your boat is in the coastal deep South where ENDURA is often used I recommend you get two vents for your Montauk ENDURA cover. Install one on the center line of the cover between the RPS and windshield and the other between the windshield and center of the bow rail. ENDURA fabric does not breathe as well as SUNBRELLA, and without vents ENDURA can grow a lot of mold.
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Re: Montauk 17 Cover Options

Postby enggass » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:19 pm

I am in the Northeast.

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Re: Montauk 17 Cover Options

Postby Jefecinco » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:58 am

For the Northeast US I believe Sunbrella is the optimum boat cover material. If you want a fitted, semi-custom cover I recommend you consider a cover made by Carver Industries. They have a list of retail dealers on their website, http://www.carvercovers.com/, as well as a lot of good general cover information and a listing of cover choices for particular boat makes and models.

Our two Boston Whalers each have a Carver cover, one made of Endura and one of Sunbrella. They look good, fit well and the boats can be safely towed with the covers installed.
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Re: Montauk 17 Cover Options

Postby enggass » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:11 am

Thanks, I just ordered an Endura Supreme Aqua Shield - a step down from the Sunbrella, but still 7yr warranty.
http://boatcovers.iboats.com/Boston_Whaler/17_Montauk_(Thru2002)_ENDURACover-10304/240520/

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Re: Montauk 17 Cover Options

Postby Phil T » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:39 am

If you are thinking of using this for the winter, I would not. The snow loads will destroy it in 2 yrs.

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Re: Montauk 17 Cover Options

Postby mb159 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:53 am

I just purchased a new cover for my 1986 Montauk 17' three months ago. It is a Carver, ( manufactured in South Carolina ). It is their Sun Dura fabric, which is a solution dyed, 7oz. fabric. The cover can be ordered specifically to fit classic Boston Whaler Montauk 17, either with without bow and side rails. The cover is of excellent quality, the fit is absolutely spot-on custom. I can highly recommend this cover for fit and quality.

Mike