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Jimm posted 10-04-2002 06:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jimm  
Has anyone purchased a boat cover for their M170 yet? I'm having a hard time finding one that fits over the railings. Any help would be appreciated........Jim
Dick posted 10-04-2002 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

It usually takes the aftermarket manufacturers 6 months to a year to pattern a new boat for a cover. At this time you are probably at the mercey of what Whaler has to offer or your local custom canvas shop.

Check into having your local marina shrink wrap it this year.


tabasco posted 10-04-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Call MILLS, I am sure they have one and if not they can make one.
RWM posted 10-09-2002 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for RWM  Send Email to RWM     
Buy a strong plastic tarp 20'x12' w/grommets every 3 or 4'. Get a pair of sawhorse brackets and make one big sawhorse with the one set of legs in the stern and the other in front of the console with a 2x4 rideing over the windshield. This 2x4 plus the railings will hold up the "tent" you make with the tarp. Secure the tarp with small pieces of rope tied grommet to grommet under the hull.

I've tried several winter covers over the years, and this cheapest ($50 or less) solution gives me the best protection, looks good (get green plastic), and lasts for years...Bob M.

James posted 10-10-2002 01:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for James  Send Email to James     

I purchased a Mills mooring cover for my 170 at the time of the boat purchase. The folks at Pelican Harbor Marina did a very nice job of fitting it. It looked very nice. I say looked, because I have not used it since. I prefer to use a one-piece Pelican/Sunbrella made cover that goes over the console, RPS and cooler. For the winter, the marina includes shrinkwrapping if you sign up early, which I did, so the mooring cover is not really needed there either. The cover would probably be most useful for me on long trailer trips.


LilJohn posted 10-10-2002 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for LilJohn  Send Email to LilJohn     
I received an e-mail from Bob Mills yesterday regarding the mooring cover for the new 170. he does not have any pictures yet but here is the pricing:

Mooring Cover W/O Bow Rail 50-1568-00 $655
Mooring Cover w/ Bow Rail & Side Rails 50-1568-01 $676

Got to to pick out the color canvas you want.

I also have pricing for the sun top, console cover, and RPS cover if interested.

I am not sure the policy of this site regarding OEM pricing. I will be happy to post the prices on the other board if that is ok with everyone.


Rodger posted 10-10-2002 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rodger  Send Email to Rodger     
I purchased a Sundura cover from Overton's for my 170. The first one I bought was a # 27825 (center console 17'6" X 88") and was too small. The 170 is just too wide at the bow and the Overton's cover is designed for a bow that comes to a point. I then traded for the #27827 cover (center console 19"6" X 96") and it is just big enough to cover the entire boat but the fit is not ideal. Once again it is not broad enough in the bow. Fortunately my Montauk lives in the garage so the cover is only for very occasional use. If I was storing the boat outside I would go with the Mills custom cover.
Jimm posted 10-10-2002 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
James, I also purchased the console/RPS/cooler cover after I saw it on yours. A great idea!

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