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newdad66 posted 04-18-2003 01:01 AM ET (US)   Profile for newdad66   Send Email to newdad66  
I would like to attach the mooring cover on my '86 13' sport using the Mills gunnel clips, but I have a couple of questions...
Does anyone have any pictures of what they look like? Are they a catch hazard if you are going to be diving or fishing? How far down the gunnel do they attach?
Thanks for the help,
whalernut posted 04-19-2003 08:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Hello John, Mill`s made 2 types of covers for Whalers, first is the one with D clips sewn into the canvas and the just pop over the gunnel, the 2nd was one with bungee running thru the canvas and hooks screwed into the hull just below the gunnel and the bungee hooks under the hooks. If you are talking about the D clips, that pop over the gunnel, you can order them from Mill`s for a few bucks apeice and put/have them put onto your canvas. I have a Mill`s cover with D clips for my 1973 `16 Currituck and I love it. I can`t tell you how many Clips are on a `13 footer, or where they are positioned, but maybee Mill`s has a diagram they can send you with the clips, that they will recommend how many also :) Personally I would opt for the D clip set-up. It does take alittle getting use to puting one on though, a little more difficult at forst than snaps!! Jack.
Beaner posted 04-19-2003 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

I have not seen the D clip version so I cannot compare the two, but I have the version with the tiny hooks. I had the same concern with being a catch hazard on my 2003 170. With my boat, the hooks are mounted directly under the rub rail in the curved area. They are not a hazard at all. They actually are barely noticable and most people would not even know they are there. Hope this helps.

newdad66 posted 04-21-2003 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for newdad66  Send Email to newdad66     
Whalernut and Beaner,
Thanks for the help.
I went to their website and the contact only lists a 1 800 number that must only be accessable from the US, it won't connect me from a CDN exchange. There doesn't appear to be any way to contact them via e-mail either. Does anyone have a non toll free number for Mills.
I'd love to see any pictures of the clips / rings on a Whaler.
Thanks, John
Beaner posted 04-21-2003 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Beaner  Send Email to Beaner     

The direct number is 631-477-1500.

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