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 Post subject: Covering getaway
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Location: Lake Jackson TX
Any suggestions on cheaply covering a getaway while stored outdoors ?

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 Post subject: Re: Covering getaway
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:19 pm 
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I bought their relatively cheap tarp cover. About $200. Cut to fit, put on sticky velcro that comes off. I wasn't happy with it.
I was going to buy a fitted cover, for big bucks, but now I park the boat inside.

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 Post subject: Re: Covering getaway
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:14 pm 
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So I've tried various home store tarps and haven't really found a great option. The best I have had is on that over laps the front rear and sides of the boat that I I then cut slits to fit the wing brackets. This way the tarp fit sung to the trampoline. The tarps are cheap and need to be replaced every hear. I looked at a few online, but they look like the same cheap material. I'm thinking of going to a canvas shop to have a good one made.

Too bad Hobie doesn't offer a nice fitted tarp. I would buy it.


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 Post subject: Re: Covering getaway
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:03 am 
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Thanks for the help guys!

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 Post subject: Re: Covering getaway
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:59 am 
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kevinbatchelor wrote:
Too bad Hobie doesn't offer a nice fitted tarp. I would buy it.


We used to have custom covers... for the cost of production, dealer margin to retail pricing. It is less expensive to have a canvas shop make a custom one in your area. The custom ones were in the $500 ish range.

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