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  1. #1
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    Default Trailering and Covers

    We will be trailering our Mobius LSV from Atlanta, GA to Sanford, NC (near Fort Bragg) for a long weekend. It's about a 6 hours drive with speeds up to 60/65 MPH. The boat is equipped with the snap-on covers; main section plus bow.

    Since the boat is also stored outside, I intended to get a larger cover that would come over the edges of the boat and farther down the sides. That was of course until I saw several posts about these covers "burning" the gel coat if they flap while being trailered.

    Is burning a real concern or some urban legend for a poorly secured cover? If burning IS an issue, is the snap-on cover sufficient for this trip? What other options are there? Is a custom fit cover available?

    Thanks,
    Nathan

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Trailering and Covers'

    I towed my boat about 120 miles from my house a speeds up to 70mph. I have the snap cover, and traveling was the main reason I bought it. I can put luggage and other items in the boat and not take up space in my vehicle. Anyway, the snap cover worked great, I don't know about gelcoat burn, but I don't think I would want anything flapping around behind me that could possible blow off. Your going to get some road gime on the boat anyway, and I would almost bet that it could get up under the cover and become an abbrasive and scratch or burn the gelcoat.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Trailering and Covers'

    I can speak from expiereince, on my previous boat I had a custom Aqualon mooring cover(full, and around sides) that had 4 tie downs on each side and 2 on the back. While trailering the vibration of the straps, no matter how tight, would cause a mild surface scratching. If I kept up on it, I could buff them out with a little polish, but I will say it shows less on white gelcoat than any other color. I now have a gray Moomba cover that has the straps around the trailer, but have not nor will I use it for trailering purposes. The best way to go is either a snap on cover like you have, or I have seen people trailer boats with one of those cargo nets(shaped like s spiders web)attached to the cleats.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Trailering and Covers'

    just a note-when i trailered from tampa florida to atlanta last year my rear tie down straps burned the finish a little-left a pwder under the straps. they were as tight as i could get them-next time im putting some white tub socks under them, also we trailered with no cover on the boat

    stacy
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    Default Replying to Topic 'Trailering and Covers'

    I also have snap on covers and was adviced by the dealer and manufacturer to tow it with out the covers.


    Clark

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Trailering and Covers'

    Thanks for all the input! I think I'll save the money on the tie-down cover and stick with the snaps.

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