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towing with a cover #12627132
02/14/18 01:06 PM
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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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Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101] #12627138
02/14/18 01:09 PM
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covers come in two types. one is for storage, the other is for towing. which kind is yours?


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Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101] #12627147
02/14/18 01:15 PM
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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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Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101] #12627178
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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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Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101] #12627187
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buy a towing cover or set sail.


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Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101] #12627499
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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.

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Re: towing with a cover [Re: stapler101] #12627536
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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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