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george nagy posted 12-05-2001 03:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for george nagy   Send Email to george nagy  
I know that there have been posts about boat covers before but I wanted to post seperately. A few weeks ago I ordered a boat cover from Overton's for my 18' outrage. It just arrived. They said it would take 3-4 weeks because of the special color order. In the past I have purchased covers for my 15' sport from them and they always fit great. The covers are the road runner custom fit Boston whaler covers up to 19' outrage. They come standard in the carribean blue color, but I find it is too bright so I asked if it was available in any other sundura color and they checked and got back to me immediately. I ordered the grey. The ones that I bought before would have lasted linger if it weren't for tree damage. They come with a pretty good warranty too. Hey for the price they are as close to custom as you can get I strongly recomend them and Overton's people were great. Give them a try! Good luck! Over and out!

Ps I am in no affiliated with Overton's or Road runner boat covers.

Ventura16 posted 12-05-2001 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
I got an Overton's Road Runner cover last year for my Ventura. It did a fine job protecting the boat from ice, snow, leaves and rain. I definitely second George's recommendation...a very nice cover at an attractive price.


masbama posted 12-05-2001 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for masbama  Send Email to masbama     
I bought a boat cover from K Mart for $49.99 It is poly-vinyl and has a three year warranty. It is the "mid-size" and fits my Montauk just fine providing I put it on backwards.
kingfish posted 12-05-2001 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Backwards?? Really??
JFM posted 12-05-2001 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
I bought a trailer cover for a 13 Sport from Overtons. I trailered the boat back from Fla. about 2 years ago in an ice storm going through Alabama. The cover was shredded to ribbons. I called Overtons and they sent me a new one. I couldn't believe it. They are great to deal with. Regards, Jay
tlynch posted 12-05-2001 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for tlynch  Send Email to tlynch     
I put my Sundura from Overton's on my 1985 Outrage 18 last weekend for the first time and am very happy with the fit. I recommend it highly.

Todd Lynch

kingfish posted 12-05-2001 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Those covers are made by a company in or near Detroit - can't think of the name, but you can't buy directly from them anyway - even though Overton's doesn't list one for an Outrage 22, they are available. I have one that I got through Overton's for my 22 and before I put the arch on my boat, I trailered cross country with the cover on and it worked perfectly even under some pretty extreme conditions. I would have preferred a Mills cover because Mills' have slots for the stanchions instead of going over the bow rails, but they couldn't find a pattern for my boat. The Overton's cover because it does go over the bow rails presents a bigger face to the wind for more resistance when trailering. As it turned out, except for the extra wind drag, I couldn't have asked for a better cover, and it was a lot less expensive than the Mills.


Whalerdan posted 12-06-2001 08:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
My boats in the garage now but when it use to be in the drive way I bought the K-mart one for $50. Worked fine but I never towed with it on. Yep put it on backwards. The pointy part of the cover went over the outboard.
hauptjm posted 12-06-2001 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I too bought an Overton's cover for my 18-Outrage. It's been two full years of rain and Live-Oak tree droppings and it looks great. This past summer I gave it a wash-down with a mild detergent and it shows no sign of wear. One thing though, I do not trailer the boat with it on. I have a custom, very heavy duty, center console cover I bought from a buddy that added a t-top to his 18OR, and couldn't use the cover anymore.
peteinsf posted 01-15-2002 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
This forum rocks, it's like being a Whaler dealer for 20 years with out the wait...

On to my question...

My new "used" boat is coverless and Overton's Outrage covers only seem to go to 19'. Does anyone have a source for a similar cover for a 25' w/Whaler Drive. The cover for the smaller outrage looks great but all of my web searching yields only 19' and less.

Thanks in advance, Pete

Ventura16 posted 01-15-2002 08:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
I believe Overton's will order Road Runner covers for any Whaler from the manufacturer (CPC, located here in Detroit). Just give them the model name and the length, beam , etc.


lhg posted 01-15-2002 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Pete - I hate to sound like a broken record, but you will probably have to go to Mills, Whaler's original supplier of these covers.
This cover will fit a 25 Outrage with or without full transom. If you have the standard console, as I do, it also requires their wood pole support kit. For Super console, it fits as is.

It will fit perfectly, with bow rail slots.
When ordered with my boat new in 1989, it cost about $850, discounted. This cover is still in use, 365 days a year, for 13 years now. Only some minor stitching has had to be touched up ( I have used 2 different shops, and neither could match the heavy duty quality of the Mills stitching work), and silicon waterproofing sprayed on every couple of years after a thorough cleaning.

No snaps screwed into the hull sides are required to hold this on, and it can be trailered. Fasteners are little clips mounted under the gunwales, which do not show. See photo on Cetacea page 11. I had the slots for the radar arch added two years later when the arch went on. This is the best boat cover you can buy, all Sunbrella, if quality is what you're looking for. And it's pre-designed, so your money all goes into the material, rather than paying somebody time to work one up for you.

peteinsf posted 01-16-2002 02:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
Thanks Larry,

The boat came with all of the other running canvas (less the aft curtain). The Mills mooring cover would round out the set nicely. I like that it shows off the bow railing but -/+ a grand may be too painful right now. It survived 12 years without I may have to save for a bit.

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