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Which boat cover for a 2005 HPX-T?

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Hey folks,

I'm looking for recommendations for a boat cover for my 2005 HPX-T.  I see they are offered in few different materials.  What are the pros and cons of each type? 

I'm looking for a tight-fitting cover that can remain on when I travel with the boat.   Preferably something that isn't too difficult to take on and off.  

I have added a windshield to the console of my boat, so I'm thinking that may require a custom-made cover.  Is that correct? If so, recommendations on qualified cover-makers in the Ft. Myers area would be most appreciated.  

Thanks, 

Matt

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Hmm...I know it's not the most interesting topic, but aren't there any opinions and reccomendations on covers?  

 

Has this topic been beaten to death?  My searches didn't turn much up.  

 

Is there a better forum to ask this question?  

 

Matt

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I have a 2000 HPX T and tried one of the off the shelf covers from boatcoversdirect.com.  Definitely would not recommend them. Although the cover was just under half the cost of the custom I had made, it only lasted  2 years before it tore. The Sunbrella cover I have on my Redfisher went 15 years and needed nothing more than a re-stitch and an occasional water proofing. Custom is worth the extra money. 

 

As for traveling with the cover on, I have not found any custom manufacturer that recommends it.

 

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Thanks, Tails.  

 

We've had patio furniture that was covered in the Sunbrella fabric, and it held up well.  

 

I recently saw a cover that appeared to be made from thin neoprene.  It looked nice.  But I haven't found a supplier, yet.

 

Matt 

 

 

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Just an update to wrap this thread up.  

 

I ended up having Scotties Canvas build my cover out of WeatherMax 80, using the Solar Fix thread, which carries a lifetime warranty.  It has trailer tie-downs to allow for towing with the cover on.  The total price was $1745.  

 

It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but the fit and quality of construction is top notch.  Overall, I am very pleased.  

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