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otter111 posted 03-02-2015 08:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for otter111   Send Email to otter111  
I [plan] to replace some tarps I used to cover my 1965 Nauset 16 with an off-the-shelf boat cover. After purchasing a couple from the Bass Pro Shop--one didn't fit, one had gotten terrible review--I am turning to my fellow Whaler enthusiasts. Can anyone recommend a brand and size that would fit, be durable, be good for winter, and good for trailering? I have both the center console and rails, and that seems to be problem for the covers I have gotten so far.

I don't want to use the custom morring cover. I live in New York, and I need to keep off snow and ice. Also, I would like a cover that would be good for the road when trailering it. Thanks.

Jeff posted 03-03-2015 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
What you are looking for does not really exist and no matter what, there are no "Cheap" or "Off-the-shelf"cover solutions that work well, nor for a long period of time.

A well made "snap to the hull" custom mooring cover can also be used for trailering and light winter use. Go to a local shop and tell them what you want to make and they should be able to help you.

For heavy snows there is nothing other than tented shrink wrap, or a snow over with internal wood supports that would work and those do not work for trailering.

saumon posted 03-03-2015 12:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for saumon  Send Email to saumon     
A regular cover simply doesn't have enough slope for the snow to slide off. A $40 heavy-duty tarp with a wooden A-frame is perfect for winter covering, but obviously can't be trailered.

Tom W Clark posted 03-03-2015 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
You want a Mills Mooring Cover from Wm. J. Mills & Co. There is nothing better.

Part # 52-0753-01 for a 1965 Nauset with bow rail. Any color of Sunbrella you want.

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