Is a Boat/Motor Cover Required?

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Post by ghound » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:09 am

Yep Im firmly in the no covers camp. Yeah my boat has a few stone chips on it but the fish don't seem to notice.

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Post by UncleD » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:20 am

Covered the front of my new 5.4m Trailcraft (white) with a tarp for the first trip out Gunn Pt eyelet rubbed a hole the size of a twenty cent piece!

2 years later of travelling the same road without covers in all conditions and barely a chip to be seen. I don't get dust / mud inside the boat (although different boats with different aerodynamics will 'suck' dust differently). Pack well and lose nothing. Good mud flaps on the Tojo and sensible driving.

I do put a plastic bag over the lower leg (held in place with bungies) and cover the tranducer and deckwash intake with whatever I can find (rags / tape).

I will eventually invest in a motor cover (zip off lower leg leaving the cowling cover in place) but the cost of a respray will be considerably less than that of a full cover (if I start to get precious about her looks).
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