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mmeany posted 05-31-2001 07:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for mmeany   Send Email to mmeany  
I know, I know, I know, Mills is the way to go for a cover. I have a great deal of difficulty spending $650 on a boat cover, though. I've found a Westland cover that seems like a better deal. The problem is the distributor is located on the west coast and I am in the east. Can anyone tell me if I can buy direct from Westland? Do anyone have any contact info? I have looked around on the web and have found nothing. If not Westland directly, is there a distributor closer to the northeast than California? Thanks to all that reply.
M
Dick posted 05-31-2001 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have a Westland Sharkskin cover on my Montauk and am very happy with it.

I don't know of any source on the east coast, but it could be ordered through the Whaler dealer here in Seattle.
www.searaynw.com
Dick

hauptjm posted 05-31-2001 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I know I'll be hung for treason, but I purchased a sundura cover from Overton's specifically made for a 18OR over two years ago. It and the boat are still in perfect condition and it only cost me $220.00, including shipping cost.
Chap posted 05-31-2001 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Hello,
Cover of choice for winter storage and beyond around this area is a Fisher. 30 year plus cover. Old School.
www.fishercanvas.com
Chap
george nagy posted 05-31-2001 11:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I think you can get westland through overton's. I believe that it may cheaper to order with the catalogue. In regards to spending that kind of money for a mills cover,I'm in the same boat! ( no pun intended).
Barnett Childress posted 05-31-2001 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
I just ordered a Westland sharkskin cover for my new Montauk. Westland industries phone # (480)756-0333. They don't sell direct but you can get from Overtons or Cabellas special order.

Covers come in 3 different fabrics & are made to order. Call Westland to get info on choices, pt #'s, etc.

I went with the Sharkskin because Dick was nice enough to e-mail me a pic & had nothing but good things to say about them. Price was $239. Thats 1/2 the price of the custom Sunbrella cover I had made up for the Dauntless 16 at a local canvas shop.

Westland states that sharkskin will hold up as well as Sunbrella except for fading & has same warrenty. Montauk will eventually be stored in garage after some building work is complete.
Barnett

Dick posted 05-31-2001 08:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
My Montauk has been stored outside with the Sharkskin cover on for allmost two years. If there is any fading I can't see it.
Well worth the money.
Dan posted 05-31-2001 08:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Do any of these places make a cover for a 1999 Outrage 17? Are these covers vented to prevent moisture? Do you need a separate outboard engine cover with these covers? Are these covers as good as shrink wrap for winter storage? Winter storage -- ahhhhh! perish the thought!
Dick posted 05-31-2001 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Dan
Westland makes covers for most Whalers, I'm not sure about the 1999 OR17.
The covers are not vented, for the winter I put a HAP1000 air dryer in the boat and have no problems. Eliminates the hassle of taking the boat in for shrinkwrap and then disposing of it in the spring.
Matthew posted 06-01-2001 12:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
I found a Westland (universal) that was ordered and never picked up--bought it for $100 at Boatland U.S.A in Marysville, WA. I've had it for about 2 1/2 months and has been through a couple of decent spring storms, it seems to be holding its own. It does have the outboard cover.
Matt
Hank posted 06-02-2001 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hank  Send Email to Hank     
Dick
Is the Westland cover for the Montauk specially made to fit that boat or is it a universal cover. I recently bought a Sundura cover from Boat/US which was supposed to be designed to fit the Montauk and it apparently sagged and split wide open in less than a year even though I had it tied down all around. I even had a rod support aft of the console. Of course it split at the console rail! Prior to this I had a cover made of canvas which gave me no problems for 5 years. The cover came with the boat and was of indeterminate age when I got it. It fit like a glove and needed no support in addition to the rails and gunwales. I replaced it because it started to rot.
I have to say that Boat/US issued me a full refund on the spot when I showed up with the ripped cover.
I'm wondering if it was the fit or the strenght of the material which caused the failure. The Sundura was extremely light in weight. My old canvas cover was probably 2 to 3 times as heavy.
I store my boat outdoors for period up to 3 or 4 months. We get some pretty torrential rains here in Florida( when we don't have our droughts) The boat was a mess after the cover failed.

Hank posted 06-02-2001 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hank  Send Email to Hank     
Dick
Is the Westland cover for the Montauk specially made to fit that boat or is it a universal cover. I recently bought a Sundura cover from Boat/US which was supposed to be designed to fit the Montauk and it apparently sagged and split wide open in less than a year even though I had it tied down all around. I even had a rod support aft of the console. Of course it split at the console rail! Prior to this I had a cover made of canvas which gave me no problems for 5 years. The cover came with the boat and was of indeterminate age when I got it. It fit like a glove and needed no support in addition to the rails and gunwales. I replaced it because it started to rot.
I have to say that Boat/US issued me a full refund on the spot when I showed up with the ripped cover.
I'm wondering if it was the fit or the strenght of the material which caused the failure. The Sundura was extremely light in weight. My old canvas cover was probably 2 to 3 times as heavy.
I store my boat outdoors for period up to 3 or 4 months. We get some pretty torrential rains here in Florida( when we don't have our droughts) The boat was a mess after the cover failed.

Dick posted 06-02-2001 09:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Hank
The Westland is a custom cover and fits like a glove. I do use a support pole between the bow and console in the winter because of the snow. The Sharkskin is a very light weight material, but I am sold on it's durability.
Dick

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