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#12627132 - 02/14/18 07:06 AM towing with a cover
stapler101 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 240
Loc: NE Texas
I have a cover for my boat but it is not "skin tight".
it draws down tight around the boat but I use beach balls under the cover to make it shed water.
I have pulled the boat a short distance covered and it seems to stay in place and tight. I did not see ballooning so I do not think air was getting under the cover.
Would you recommend towing with the cover on?
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#12627138 - 02/14/18 07:09 AM Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101]
senko9S Online   content
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Registered: 10/15/03
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Loc: Bedford, TX
covers come in two types. one is for storage, the other is for towing. which kind is yours?
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#12627147 - 02/14/18 07:15 AM Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101]
Tin Star Cajun Online   content
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Loc: Temecula, CA/Midlothian, TX
I bought one specifically for towing and have towed my boat from Texas to California, Arizona and South Dakota with no problems.
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#12627178 - 02/14/18 07:29 AM Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101]
stapler101 Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
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I would say it is for storage but I have had some modifications made by an upholstery shop so that it draws tight all around the boat and straps to the trailer with 8 straps.
As I stated, I place a beach ball just behind the trolling motor to raise the center of the cover so it sheds water. Otherwise it would pool and hold water.
It is a single console if that has any bearing.
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#12627187 - 02/14/18 07:34 AM Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101]
senko9S Online   content
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buy a towing cover or set sail.
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#12627499 - 02/14/18 10:02 AM Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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I would make sure you had an actual towing cover with ratchets and buckles. That could be dangerous if it came off while driving down the road.


Edited by bigbass94 (02/14/18 10:03 AM)
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#12627536 - 02/14/18 10:23 AM Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101]
joebass2 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 4110
Loc: Lewisville, texas
Originally Posted By: stapler101
I have a cover for my boat but it is not "skin tight".
it draws down tight around the boat but I use beach balls under the cover to make it shed water.
I have pulled the boat a short distance covered and it seems to stay in place and tight. I did not see ballooning so I do not think air was getting under the cover.
Would you recommend towing with the cover on?


Bingo, you learn something every day...Would also work for storing the boat outside. Thanks

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