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Old 03 October 2014, 16:41   #1
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Which covers for longer term storage?

Rib is stored on a lift. I have a full cover, console cover, and seat cushion cover.

If I know that I will be using the boat the next day I put on the console cover and cushion cover. However, for longer term storage, like a week, or perhaps for 10 weeks during the winter, should I use just the full cover or should I use all 3 covers (the console, seat, and full cover)?
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Old 03 October 2014, 16:44   #2
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I found just one set or the other. The overall cover caused some chaffage on the console cover I found, and chaffage is never a good thing.....
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Old 03 October 2014, 16:57   #3
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or should I use all 3 covers (the console, seat, and full cover)?
Cover stuff once.
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Old 03 October 2014, 18:13   #4
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Make sure to wash your cover with Woolite in an industrial machine, then run one rinse cycle with NikWax TX to DWR it. Water repellant is the key to success, as is keeping the cover taunt enough to flow water off cleanly. I have always run a rope from bow to stern/outboard to create a ^ shape.
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Cover stuff once.
Seconded. I tried using 2 covers once. Result-lots of mildew.
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Cover stuff once.

I agree - I used two covers and its wrecked my full cover due to chafing
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