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Alan Hiccock posted 04-06-2002 10:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for Alan Hiccock   Send Email to Alan Hiccock  
Does anyone know of a company that makes a cover that would go over the mahogany side console, steering wheel & gauges.
I'm interested in not having to snap,tie & bungee on the full custom mooring cover that came with the boat every time I use it .

Thanks in advance for any feedback & advice,
Capt. Alan

Bigshot posted 04-08-2002 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
had a friend who had a cover that was made of white sail material and it coovered the front seat, console and rear seat. the only wxposed wood was the front bow locker. Like 6 snaps held it on and it was about $100 to make. Just a square.
Samars posted 04-08-2002 12:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

For what it's worth...was in Maryland last weekend...saw a few of what you're looking for...seemed to me to nothing but a high priced BBQ cover...tied down

aubv posted 04-08-2002 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

Have you talked to Mills Canvas?

Alan Hiccock posted 04-08-2002 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
AUBV, thanks so very much for that link, I too am on long Island, Im going to contact them.
Bigshot , maybe thats what I want, something that covers the whole thwart and the console, & well I guess the front seat also as you described it.
Samars thanks, I also was considering a blue tarp with bungees.
It's not that Im { too} lazy to use this full mooring cover every day but it's a pain in the ass to carry it to & from the locker, & I want to keep it in good shape to use it for a winter cover, extreme weather ect..
I need a weekend cover also, thanks for the tips, Alan
Samars posted 04-09-2002 08:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

I can certainly understand the concern. Recently I bought a custom boat cover (millsweeper, nice product !), it is a great cover and trailers well. I am not a lazy person either but lately it seems easier to just back the boat into the garage and leave the truck outside. It would seem simpler to have a smaller cover (easy to install) to just cover what you need.

Alan Hiccock posted 04-09-2002 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
Samars, Allready Ive got 2 snaps that I need to replace, this is a nice custom full mooring cover I have, even covers the engine But I also have a Bimini that I might not want to take down every day that's going othe boat when it gets a little hotter. I use my boat often, something small over the gauges { thats what im mostly concerned with} wood too would do the trick, I e mailed Mills Canvas still awaiting response.
Bigshot posted 04-09-2002 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Why Mills? I have a Mills full cover and yes it is nice and fits well but we are talking about a 5x5 square piece of sunbrella with a couple snaps.

It's your money but......

JFM posted 04-09-2002 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Why Mills is a good question.
I need a new cover for my '72 Sport. I called Mills and was quoted $554.00 for a Sunbrella with no motor cover.
I also was quoted $300.00 from a local shop for Sunbrella with an engine cover and will match my existing snaps.
I also looked online and found Whaler covers of Sunbrella for $250.00
Are those Mills clips worth the extra $250-$300?
Regards, Jay
Alan Hiccock posted 04-09-2002 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
Bigshot , Thats what I have in mind a simple little square thing, I do have a little ambivalence about screwing those snaps into the wood, {but 4 or 6 snaps, no biggie}
Do you or anyone else know if do it yourself kits are made for boat/console covers covers?
Also considering just a gauge cover, My Dad's '78 25' Chris Craft had a small cover with snaps that went over the gauges.
Thanks for all the help, Alan
Bigshot posted 04-10-2002 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     

At the end of the day just put your thong over the guage cluster after your shower.

andygere posted 04-10-2002 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Alan, it would be easy to hide the snaps on the bottom of your thwarts and console and have the cover cut just long enough to wrap underneath an inch or two.
Alan Hiccock posted 04-10-2002 06:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
Andy Gere,
Thats a really good point. I'll figure something out, todays the first day I didnt cover the boat as I'll be heading out tommorow and the forcast is good.
I'd prefer a loin cloth ala Tarzan
hooter posted 04-10-2002 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Ain't nuttin woise den one o' dem banana hamocks drivin a Whaler. Gots a buddy like's to wear oneo'dem tings wid 'is cutoff white shwimp boots (we call em Air Budreauxs) on 'is boat. Makes ya wanna PUKE first tahm ya see it. But we gits used to ANYting down here.

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