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rsinger
07-15-2011, 11:41 PM
I've been looking for different options for replacing my worn guide pole covers and decided to try it myself. I already had some canvas material from a previous boat, so following is the pictorial progress of this project.

By the way, just out of curiosity I went to a local dealership that sells ski/wakeboard boats and was speechless when I found covers available for $60 each.

The foam set me back about $10 dollars for a 6 foot section. It is 2". The sewing will set me back a few favors from the wife, but well worth it.

p.s. When I saw the acronym Break Out Another Thousand, I didn't think it meant for each part of the boat.

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Guide%20poles/1.jpg
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Guide%20poles/2.jpg
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Guide%20poles/3.jpg
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Guide%20poles/4.jpg

rsinger
07-15-2011, 11:42 PM
http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Guide%20poles/5.jpg

rsinger
07-16-2011, 08:28 PM
One down, one to go.


http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Guide%20poles/6.jpg


http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb397/rsingerwpg/Guide%20poles/7.jpg

WaterBullDawg1980
07-16-2011, 11:40 PM
Nice way to save a few pennies. I am shocked about the price of these things. You would think they were made out of rich Italian leather or something.

FamilyMatters
07-17-2011, 12:22 AM
Here's a Plain Set any Color for $31 for the less industrious!

Great job on the the recover though!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ANY-COLOR-Wakeboard-Ski-Boat-Trailer-Guide-Pads-48-/150630491208?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item231246e448

Peace
Darren

rsinger
07-17-2011, 11:31 PM
Here's a Plain Set any Color for $31 for the less industrious!

Great job on the the recover though!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ANY-COLOR-Wakeboard-Ski-Boat-Trailer-Guide-Pads-48-/150630491208?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item231246e448

Peace
Darren

Wish I knew about these before I started. $31 is a realistic, reasonable price. Probably cost another $10 to ship it, but I would have bought these in a heartbeat.

Not a big deal. Didn't take too much time to get mine done.

Just as well. I'd rather put $120 into the gas tank than these guides.