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Chap posted 08-28-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)   Profile for Chap   Send Email to Chap  
Hey all and thank you for your support and help over the last several months.
My fiance' and I purchased a 1989 22 Outrage over the weekend, just 2 weeks before our wedding. A gift to ourselves. We registered it yesterday and didn't even get a chance to put the numbers on yet. Last night it survived a tornado or something where we keep it. Absolutely gigantic trees fell AWAY from where it was sitting on its trailer. Several boats were on the property and were just as lucky. A friend's pickup was not so lucky, sorry buddy. Whew! Good omen.
It came with a mooring cover and we are having difficulty figuring out how to put it on correctly. The boat has twins and we can figure out how to get it on from the bow up to the motors. They are supposed to remain up when the cover is installed but.........any ideas or familiarity with this Mills design. I need someone who has "been there and done that." Hard to describe. I'll call Mills as well. There is a line, a D ring and a grommet in each aft corner for securing, after the cover is placed over each stern corner. I'm sure I use the ski eyes somehow in the sequence, maybe. It seems toooooo hard the way we are doing it, to even attempt while the boat is in the water. We are going to try to install it wet for some added stretch. Also, the literature indicates some sort of support for the standard center console that may be missing..?
More information to follow about the boat for your reading enjoyment. The cover has become a priority, but still would have been no match for an 80' tall pine tree!
Once again, thank you all for tolerating my questions. I am sure to have a great deal more.
Chap
Tom W Clark posted 08-28-2001 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Chap,

Congratulations, and congratulations.

I've never met a Mills mooring cover that didn't seem (at first) to be a little too small to fit, but trust me, it will. For starters, it will always be much more difficult, or impossible, to install the cover when it is wet. I don't know why, but it shrinks when the material gets wet.

Put it on dry, run the draw string through the "ski" eyes and back through the D-ring on the cover. At this point the Whaler instructions indicate that you tie it off but I always ran it back through the "ski" eyes one more time and tied it off there. I idea of the D-ring is to get a compound advatage on the pulling of the draw cord.

If your boat has a standard (Montauk style) console then you need the "Mooring Cover Support kit" (Whaler part # 15-5264-00) "which consists of struts and a strong back that fits into pockets on underside of canvas" I'm quoting here from the installation instructions for the mooring cover for the 22, 24/25 Outrages.

There are more details about detailing the rear of the cover for your motors and allowing access to the cleats for mooring lines. You would do well to get yourself a copy of this instruction sheet. I would be happy to FAX you a copy but you will get a better image if you request one from lhg from whom I received my copy. His are original I believe.

Chap posted 08-28-2001 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Thanks for both.
Dry it is...It makes sense, like cotton Ventile fabric in the original survival suits and trenchcoats swells when wet to prevent additional water from entering the garment, later dries, releases it's fibers and allows breathability, early high tech. Some additional questions.
There is a grommet interior from and even with the d-ring, but on the topside of the cover, not under the rubrail? I have no idea.
With the motors up, the canvas goes over them? Then torque it down? Some support at the console would definately help. It is the Montauk size and there is considerable drape.
I would definately be interested in any literature.
Thanks.
Chap
blackdog posted 08-28-2001 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Hey Chap,
Not sure if you can see it from my cover on the 16 Dauntless i sent you but start from the Bow. I looped the draw strings around the eyes ( lift Rings) on the transom and then pull them tight. Once tight I loop through the D rings and tie with bow.
kingfish posted 08-28-2001 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Chap-

Congratulations!!

As Louie Kokinis (one of our BW heavyweights here on the forum - I mean that kindly, Louie) said to me when I bought my '92 Outrage 22' in the spring of '99, "...you've just bought the best boat on the water..."

I've never looked back except with absolute joy and delight with my purchase, and here's wishing the same for you.

kingfish

bigz posted 08-28-2001 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Well Chap your going to be a mighty happy fellow both with the new 22 and even more so with your bride shortly to be.

The very best to you both.

Tom

PS oops didn't I read there is a new regualtion that Whalers can't be parked at parking meters in Hobokin!! No matter you have always got Toms River heh heh --- used to keep our 20'OR at Ocean Gate like the area for boating but not the traffic or crowds

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