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  1. #1
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    Default Westland boat covers?

    I just got the one in that I ordered and after looking at it wonder if I should have shelled out the extra $$ for an evolution cover. Have any one of you guys used this Westland cover? I will be storing boat indoors for winters but summer it will spend most days outside. I will trailer with cover a few times a year to lakes that are further from my house.
    Nick

    2005 Moomba outback

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    These cover topics are always interesting. I've been searching around for custom cover companies and asking for suggestions for what others have used and had success with in the past, and Evolution Covers has come up quite a few times. I was interested in pulling the trigger on one until I contacted Cory and he informed me he didnt have a template for my boat, which is a Supra 21V. It seems he only creates them for Malibu's and Moomba's.

    I was also told to check out skiboatcovers.com, which I did. But in the end I am going with Custom Covers (Innovative Marine Canvas) out of Salt Lake City (sewlong.com). They actually created the snap cover I got thrown in when I bought the boat. They're a bit more expensive than some of the other shops, though not more than one marine canvas shop in NJ by me, but I know the quality is top-notch and they back their work.

    Do you have any pics of this Westland cover you bought?
    2008 Supra 21V
    2,600 lbs., Gravity III
    Z5 Cargo Rack
    Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
    Tow rig: 2008 Slate Tundra, Bilstein 5100's (F&R), 295/65/18 wrapped in Duratracs

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    I haven't took it totally out of the box yet. Just by looking and feeling I'm not to sure it would hold up. The weather sucks here now so I don't want to pull the boat out of the garage. I can't put the tower up inside so I can't fit it in there. I'll try this weekend and post pics.
    Nick

    2005 Moomba outback

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    I purchased one of the Westland covers for my LSV for the winter. Seems to work well though i didnt get the cover good and tight around the poles, so water ran right into the boat. Another problem i had was a low spot, but i fixed that with an additional pole. The key to that cover is to make sure you have no low spots for water to pool up and that you have it nice and tight around the poles. Make sure the cover is real tight so when it does rain the water will just run off the cover. If the water is left standing, it will seep thru
    2009 LSV Liquid Force Edition
    - Gravity III
    - Z5 Rack
    - ACME 1847
    - Polk MM6501UM - Kicker IX500.4
    - Kicker CompVX 12" - Kicker IX1000.1
    - Pair Wetsounds Rev 10s - JL Audio HD750/1
    - RGB LEDs

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    I have one of the Westland Exact-Fit covers. I think it fits really well for what I paid for it. Also, when I bought mine, I don't think Evolution was around. I have the "Sharkskin" one in light gray. I think it was like $300-$350. I have had my boat and cover for about 6-1/2 years. Since I have owned it, it has spent about 1/3 of its life outside/covered, 1/3 under a shed/covered, 1/3 garaged/not covered. The cover is still in pretty good shape and still works fine. It is a little grungy, and I have to clean it sometimes.

    This past winter, I couldn't use my garage to store the boat it, so it sat outside under the cover, partly under some trees. I had to clean the cover with some detergent/bleach solution. And then I had to clean the boat with some degergent/bleach solution, but it cleaned right up. The cover did a good job of keeping the sun off the boat, and the sticks and twigs out of it though.

    In my opinion, there are some misconceptions about boat covers out there. If a boat cover is totally sealed to the boat to prevent water from getting in, then the moisture in the boat cannot escape easily and the boat mildews and will not dry out. Of course being a boat, water will not really harm anything, but the moisture trapped under the cover can slowly corrode things like electronics. (I just ordered a new head unit for my boat, this will be number 5 since I have owned the boat)

    The other issue is that I believe that sun does more damage to our boats than water. The suns rays are what fades the gelcoat and dries out the vinyl.

    The only other things that a cover really does for us is to keep debris out of the boat, and it can deter theives while we are in the Mexican Restaurant stuffing our faces with burritos after a long day on the lake.

    So, a boat cover is not a great substitute for parking a boat in a garage. I do find that when my boat lives outside, it gets more dirty, more quickly (even under the cover), and so I have to clean it more. For the years my boat has lived in the garage during the season, I think I washed my boat once that summer. I found that an occasional spray detailer wipe down was all it needed to make it through the entire season.

    The thing I noticed this past weekend when I cleaned up my boat for the year, is that even though it was pretty dirty, that it cleaned up pretty easily. The wax finish was still in great shape where the boat was covered up, and the water just beaded right off. The only issue I have is that the gelcoat has oxidized/faded on the side of the hull that was exposed to the sun, where the cover didn't cover the boat.

    Anyway, those are some of my thoughts and observations on the issue. Overall, I am happy with my Westland Exact Fit cover and would not hesitate to buy another one.
    Brian Roberts
    2001 Outback DD

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    I was deciding on whether to go the route of an evo cover myself, but stumbled upon a company on ebay of all places advertising a cover for my LSV w/ the tower. After talking with them for 2 weeks I placed an order, and within one week they had made the cover, shipped it, and it was on my boat...all from across the country. The cover fits tight around the tower and has a nice snug fit overall...and also has places to put straps, but I have not needed them since it fits well already. The company was Carver Covers for future reference.
    2007 LSV - Brittany Blue - GIII ballast - Alpine CDA-9885 mp3/cd/ipod - Rockford 400.4 ampon the cockpit speakers, Rockford 1000 watt amp powering two 12 inch Rockford subs with Farad Stinger digital capacitor, 4 sets of Rockford component speakers & Rockford bow speakers.

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    Hate it when those sweet deals pass by. Specially when ya invest a little time and money into it and can't quit deal the deal


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    Jason

    Go Hard or Go Home.......it's MOOMBA time!!

    2009 Moomba Mobius LSV

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    Berg,

    Your Mobius V and a Mobius are two completely different boats. The DD "Mobius" in 2001 was basically an Outback with different decals (20.5'). I think there was a Mobius LS & LSV that was 21.5'. the Mobius V, like you have was the hoss, the 23 footer, basically what the XLV is today. So I'm not surprised it didn't fit. That is a bummer, though. Maybe something else witll turn up.
    Brian Roberts
    2001 Outback DD

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    Thanks Brian - I had no idea but it was worth a shot. Felt good to get out and blow the dust (pollen) off anyway. Plan B is a custom cover to the tune of around $800. I may see if the guy will do a package deal on a custom bimini to go with it though.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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    Default Westland Cover on Mobius V

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    Berg, Here is my My Westland cover I bought last year. My boat is a Mobius V . I think I paid around $680 for it and it fits very good (Sharkskin). Tower pole holes are a pretty good fit too. I have towed but only in rain when going camping like you. I am Happy with it.
    Rick
    2002 Moomba Mobius V

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