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|Author||Topic: Mooring cover|
posted 07-25-2009 03:33 PM ET (US)
Gentlemen & Ladies:
I would appreciate any thoughts on what type and where one should buy a mooring cover. Our Boston Whaler is an Outrage 190.
Thanks for your help.
posted 07-25-2009 10:53 PM ET (US)
Arguably the best is Mills - spendy but they have a unique system that secures the cover under the gunwhale with metal clip things. I believe the clips are fabricated especially for Whalers. With this system I do not think your boat will have to be drilled but I might be wrong. I have seen a couple of them and they are very nice. Check reference section for Mills contact info.
I am interested if other canvas companies use the same clip system.
posted 07-26-2009 11:59 AM ET (US)
I have a Mills mooring cover, which came with the boat from the previous boat owner. Mills is very pricey, but a mooring cover is must if your boat sits on a mooring. I have an '88 Montauk with lots of recently refinished teak and a varnished stern bench seat. The mooring cover keeps the UV damage to an absolute minimum.
posted 07-27-2009 04:19 PM ET (US)
I'm not sure what you are really going to use the cover for. I know you say "Mooring Cover" but are you really using it to cover the boat on a mooring or using that description for just covering it on the trailer. I have a "Trailable Cover" and my friend just got a new 190 Montauk this Winter and he got the same cover for about $365 from Discount Boat Cover Co. over the Internet. Not a mooring cover since it needs to be secured to the trailer, but a great cover for the money to keep it clean and dry. I forget the material but is a breathable fabric. Never any mildew under it and always dry.
posted 07-27-2009 11:58 PM ET (US)
I've got a black "sharkskin" Westland cover for my 190. Fits great, just wish the motor well was not cut out.
Lighter than Sunbrella and to me it is a better material for stain resistance and water repelancy.
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