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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 20 Sep 2019 04:34 #99184

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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 18 Sep 2019 01:14 #99134

A costom cover is very nice to have. Its fast and easy to take on and off. I like mine A lot. Its always tight and never have to worry about rain water build up. I try to make my trips to the ramp and back As easy as pie, I make a lot of them.

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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 18 Sep 2019 00:59 #99133

That had to be heartbreaking so I really appreciate you letting me know. Obviously the care needed with our restored gems is different than the modern fishing boat. So I appreciate your feedback Jabe and everyone elses!

jabe wrote: my chiming in.......dont trailer your boat with a cover......(least with an after market) ..my first trip south after restoring Oscar with all new fore and custom aft decks, bein a virgin boat owner, thought keeping it covered would save getting 12 hrs of road grime ruining all my work....well the opposite happened......the tarp chaffed my new decks, and yet today i still cant bring it back.........i almost cried when i puulled the cover to show Don and seen what happened........i bin better with the road grime.........just sayin

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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 17 Sep 2019 22:50 #99132

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You're not old, Neil...
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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 17 Sep 2019 22:47 #99131

this old scab is happy to share, save someone else from the heartache
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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 17 Sep 2019 22:46 #99130

Nothing worse than chafing on a boat or a man :ohmy: :pinch:
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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 17 Sep 2019 22:44 #99129

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Hated to rip that scab off, Jabe, I just figured he needed to know.
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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 17 Sep 2019 22:40 #99128

my chiming in.......dont trailer your boat with a cover......(least with an after market) ..my first trip south after restoring Oscar with all new fore and custom aft decks, bein a virgin boat owner, thought keeping it covered would save getting 12 hrs of road grime ruining all my work....well the opposite happened......the tarp chaffed my new decks, and yet today i still cant bring it back.........i almost cried when i puulled the cover to show Don and seen what happened........i bin better with the road grime.........just sayin
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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 17 Sep 2019 00:04 #99109

Ok that makes some sense. I agree it's almost impossible to get any cover super tight for road use unless they are custom fit.

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Photoguy wrote: Alright, I will bite. Why don't you want to tow the boat with the cover on? There are covers meant for towing, which is what I have always used and towed with no I'll effect, so what is the theory behind this?





It is nearly impossible to get a cover tight enough that the highway wind doesn't get under it and chafe the hull. A real problem on these aluminum boats with a polished surface. I'm sure Jabe will chime in on this.
Maybe less of a problem on a painted hull?

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Boat cover recomendations- Ranger not that it matters much 16 Sep 2019 17:29 #99099

Another reason for not towing with the cover on is that the cover itself usually takes a beating, especially on any corners or hardware. The only cover material I've seen that tows well is similar to a lycra that fits like a stocking.

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