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Old 02 October 2012, 15:17   #1
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Picking a Cover

It's finally time to buy a cover. I've been covering the console with a tarp but that does nothing to keep the rest of the boat clean. Every time I go out, I need to hose off the boat; every time I get home, I've got to hose of the boat (and flush, of course). I'd like to cut this task by 50%!!!

Boat: Willard, 730, center console, no arch or t-top, i/o with 2 ft swim step
Length: 7.3m / 24 ft.
Beam: 2.7m / 9 ft (108 inches)

I did some searching a while back and couldn't find anything that would fit (usually width was the problem) but recently found these on ebay. These seem reasonably priced (cheapest I've found for the size!) when compared to a custom cover. At some point in time, I will add shade/arch and maybe then will I get a custom cover...heck one of these may still fit.

Which cover would you choose? Go with the biggest possible? (I will probably have to remove before trailering anyways since none of these will fit perfectly) Anyone seen them cheaper?

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Hydra-Sports 2100 CC Center Console T-Top Hard-Top Fishing Boat Cover items in elitemotoronline store on eBay!

Boston Whaler 250 Outrage CC T-Top Hard-Top Boat Cover:
Boston Whaler 250 Outrage CC T-Top Hard-Top Boat Cover | eBay
$339
25.7'-26.6',Beam width to 110" inches

Parker 2801 Center Console T-Top Hard-Top Boat Cover:
Parker 2801 Center Console T-Top Hard-Top Boat Cover | eBay
$349
LOA: 27.7'-28.6', Beam width to 114" inches

Grady-White 28 Release CC T-top Trailerable boat Cover
Grady-White 28 Release CC T-top Trailerable boat Cover | eBay
$349
Length (loa): 28' 6"; Beam: 9'6"

Cobia 237 SE Cener Console T-Top Hard-Top Boat Cover
Cobia 237 SE Cener Console T-Top Hard-Top Boat Cover | eBay
$329
LOA: 23.7'-24.6' (Beam width to 110" inches)
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Old 02 October 2012, 15:29   #2
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Buy them all and put them all on your boat at the same time, one on top of the other.
You'll be fine then.
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I've always used a local tarp manufacture to sort out a custom made one
Never cost to much

The local one makes breathable caravan covers
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Buy them all and put them all on your boat at the same time, one on top of the other.
You'll be fine then.
For that price, I'd think custom might be the way to go.

Does the missus sew? Is she available?

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I've always used a local tarp manufacture to sort out a custom made one
Never cost to much
I heard closer to $1,000 custom....

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Custom all the way.
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