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Ok gang I know some of you northerner's (Spelled Yankees):D have full boat covers right? Where did you get em and how well do the work? Do they stay on during transit or do you have to take them off? Als how big of a pain in the arss are they to put on and take off? My boat stays inside most of the time but I do tow it to Destin for the Poker run and Austin to Lake Travis and I want a good cover for these trips and when it has to sit out on these trips. Any help you could give would be great:D
 

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Got mine at Overtons. Semi-custom fit in black. Stays on with no problems. 27 foot for right around $300. It is also the cover I have on for its outside winter storage. The only thing is this year I will put in breathers, covers so well it builds condensation. As far as a pain in the ass to use,mine has elastic,so it kind of sucks.But a nice cover for half the price custom places wanted
 

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My Checkmate has a custom made leather full cover that snaps on. Its reinforced at the stress points and was made by a local couple in town here. Its been on the boat since new in '76. Its gone down the highways at 70+ mph and has never come off. Its made trips from Iowa to Texas with no problems. One person can take it off-on, but is much easier with two. Biggest headache is cleaning it. Its an off-white/cream color.
My recommendation is to have one custom made for your boat.

I thought Yankees were ball players! :D
 

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Thanks guys, well down here anyone who lives north of Austin is a Yankee:laugher:
 

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I purchased mine from the factory when I bought the boat. The cockpit cover came standard, the bow cover which zips together with the cockpit cover was about $500. It was well worth it...

- jeff
 

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Custom made for a 27' Baja $700. I have towed at 100 MPH (yes literally ). And it goes no where. If you will do alot of towing get custom made,, much less hassle. Yes Boatnuts cover was half the price, but it is 10 times the Bullzhit and looks like a ballon going down the highway. Great for storage and short trips though,,, and like he said, only 300 bucks. Depends on your situation. ( I am sure Paul will chime in about the office friendly that pulled me over on the way home from the Ozarks soon to prove the speed !!!! ) :D :D :D Love that Silverado 2500 !!!!
 

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obnoxus is right about looking like a baggie on the hgwy. But it didn't go anywhere either at 100mph..


I could chime in about the officer,but Dennis already did.

As far as how fast he was going,I could not tell. As like in boating,he was so far ahead of me it took 15 minutes before I caught up to him,and that was only because he was stoped by officer friendly. Dennis states we boat together every weekend,what he really means is we leave the marina together,and then he's off and running. I usually see him at the beach,and again on the return trip at the launch. Everything between is usually a blur.
 

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Right,,, it's a blur because your boat is so fast !!
 

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Thanks guys I am still in the hunt, I have found a few but none are really to my liking. I am looking for someone here local to make me one so if it doesn't fit like I want I can kick their butts till it does:D SO 100 with the boat in tow huh? had her to the floor did ya? call me chicken but I just won't tow mine that fast......lost one too many tires, I can see 7500 lbs of boat sliding on its side down the road:laugher: :laugher:
 

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Actually believe it or not the truck does not even struggle. It's only a 272 baja towed weight somewhere between 6,000-7,000 lbs never had it weighed. It is happiest cruising at about 90 mph. Now the Tahoe used to struggle going through the mountains on the way to the Ozarks, and thus the 2500 Silverado.

It's funny I tell people how fast I tow, and I get that " look " from them. Then they ride with me and see how stable it is and they are supprised. Now don't get me wrong, this is way open highway ,,, no traffic ,,,, I do realize there is NO stopping this thing in an emergency. But for zhits and giggles, i started swerving ( by myself ) one day at about 90, and it's just as stable as can be.

It's a perfect set up though. enough truck, balanced and perfectly level trailer. Gooyear Marathor trailer tires, and an Eagle trailer.

And yes ,,, being a little nuts helps !!!!!!!!!
 

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obnoxus said:

And yes ,,, being a little nuts helps !!!!!!!!!

I know this is a true statement....................:laugher: :laugher: :laugher: :laugher: :laugher:
 

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True statement from George Carlin::: "Anyone who drives slower then you is a jerk,,,, anyone driving faster then you is a maniac !!!!" why is that !!!????
 

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And yet another form the Master Carlin.......

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
 

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Hmmmm George for President !!!???
 

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Works for me he is the Master for sure................ and one more...


One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you.
 

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Thanks Beek, I tried em and they said they didn't have a pattern for my boat:( they had the kind I guess that 1BN has that would be a general fit all kind but I was looking for something like obnoxus has.
 
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