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Old 26 February 2019, 11:12   #1
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Advice on covers

Hi guys,
can anyone advise on the best place to go to get a cover for my Mercury 420?
I need to cover it during transit from home to the coast, and then potentially cover it while it is moored on the water.
Any help appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old 26 February 2019, 12:02   #2
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Had mine made at seaswan told them which boat job done well happy with it
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Old 26 February 2019, 15:49   #3
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I have one for sale (genuine Mercury), I'll post you a picture and if you are interested make me an offer.
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Old 27 February 2019, 07:33   #4
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The cover is in good condition and has no holes but I ended up getting a longer one that goes over the engine. This one is slightly short of the transom but only because of the height of the jockey seat, it would reach otherwise. You might also get an engine cover.

Personal preference but I would never tow with a cover, even just a jockey seat cover as they will get damaged, chafe or the eyelets will tear.

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Old 27 February 2019, 07:37   #5
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i had the mercury one to start with it disintegrated before 12 months fabric problem so got the seaswan it fits over the engine with a belly band all round it i tow with mine on no issues
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Old 27 February 2019, 07:44   #6
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i had the mercury one to start with it disintegrated before 12 months fabric problem so got the seaswan it fits over the engine with a belly band all round it i tow with mine on no issues
Time will tell. How old is it and what price did you pay?
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Old 27 February 2019, 07:49   #7
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Time will tell. How old is it and what price did you pay?
i dont know the price as it was part of the package but i paid 80 extra for the seaswam inc post on a warranty claim
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Old 27 February 2019, 08:31   #8
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i dont know the price as it was part of the package but i paid 80 extra for the seaswam inc post on a warranty claim
Mine's over five years old and still looks good so I understand your disappointment. Certainly no degradation issues, it sounds like you had a different material who knows?

I've been disappointed with covers in the past and also for my caravan. Important they are able to protect the boat against a discarded cigarette end, some people have no respect. The Mercury fabric is similar thick material like used on a caravan towing hitch cover. I'll check out the Seaswan brand for sure when the replacement is needed though.

Mercury covers are over 300 new I believe, I'm looking for 80.
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Old 27 February 2019, 09:42   #9
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Mine's over five years old and still looks good so I understand your disappointment. Certainly no degradation issues, it sounds like you had a different material who knows?

I've been disappointed with covers in the past and also for my caravan. Important they are able to protect the boat against a discarded cigarette end, some people have no respect. The Mercury fabric is similar thick material like used on a caravan towing hitch cover. I'll check out the Seaswan brand for sure when the replacement is needed though.

Mercury covers are over 300 new I believe, I'm looking for 80.
thats a good price.
my cover had hardly any material in the weave just plastic possibly a roll end i dont know still they refunded me with no probs
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