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Paul
11-27-2008, 01:37 PM
Hey gang,

I just purchased an '09 LSV and am torn on which cover to choose. I will be keeping the boat in the summer months on a ShoreStation with canvas canopy. I would prefer to use the full Canvas Tonneau Cover but some have said it's a bear to put on while on the boat lift. The snap on covers look and work great but don't cover as much as the full cover it would seem.

My questions:

Snap on cover:
1. has anyone had problems with the snaps rusting/coming off
2. can you put on the snap cockpit cover with the waketower folded down
3. does the snap cover seal well enough to leave the boat for 1-2 weeks on
the lift without much water getting in.

Full tonneau cover

1. is the cover hard to put on while on a lift
2. can you put the cover on with the wake tower collapsed
3. does the cover seal well enough to leave for 1-2 weeks on the lift.

For those of you who store your boats for extended times on lifts, do you collapse the tower or leave it up, if you leave it up does the ShoreStation canopy protect the boat enough?

I know there's alot of questions, but I don't want to make a mistake by getting the snap covers for convenience while sacrificing a good seal and protection.

I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out.

Thanks

Paul

jmvotto
11-28-2008, 07:30 AM
Snap on cover:
1. has anyone had problems with the snaps rusting/coming off
2. can you put on the snap cockpit cover with the waketower folded down
3. does the snap cover seal well enough to leave the boat for 1-2 weeks on
the lift without much water getting in.

No problem with the snaps rusting or coming off, some have preferred to have the snaps below the rub rail. mine are above and i never notice them.

i have the canopy extenders on my Great lakes hoist, no need to folde tower.

I never had the boat get water in it with the cover on under the canopy. In the hoist from april to october.

The two covers are easy to store.

the pics below are when the canopy was on back order and not installed yet, but the pics show alot.


http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/jmvotto/101_0286.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/jmvotto/101_0287.jpg

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/jmvotto/101_0290.jpg