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  1. #1
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    Default New LSV ordered. How do I protect it?

    I'm new to the forum--this is my first post. We just ordered a new 2013 Mobius LSV and we're super stoked about it!

    I'm a little concerned about how to protect it from the weather. Are the covers they come with pretty good? I've looked at metal carports, building my own from wood, sail shades and fabric temporary garages.

    What do people on here do to protect their boats? Is the cover sufficiently waterproof?
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    Where do you live? what kind of weather do you need to protect from,temps etc all are contributers.
    My boat unfortunetely sits in our back yard year round. I have the factory travel tarp,2 pieces with snaps. I rewaterproof every season twice and check and fix snaps as need be. I still have original tarps.

    In winter ,boat has a partial tent ,overtop of original tarps that a secondary Poly tarp goes over and trys to keep the bulk of the snow weight off the true tarp.I try to brush heavy snow and icebuild up off.
    Boat is fully winterized and seats and compartments left open ,inside to allow for air circulation etc.

    Every spring a full cleanup is required even after being fully cleaned in fall,but mold etc are not the issues. Clean ,wash,wax, dewinterize etc. All part of the joys of boat ownership. I wish i did not have to do this ,but so far going on 6 seasons all is good.

    To get back to your question with proper care and precautions ,the tarps are good.
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    We live in northern Alabama. No snow to speak of but we sometimes get strong winds. We get a decent amount of rain.

    My old boat (a 1996 sunsetter VLX thats now up for sale) would get mold over the winter but I think this was mostly due to the cover being old and not staying waterproof even after I applied waterproofing treatment.
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    Default New LSV ordered. How do I protect it?

    I keep mine in an enclosed storage


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    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

  5. #5
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    Default New LSV ordered. How do I protect it?

    100 bucks a month for enclosed storage. To easy of an insurance policy


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    Jason

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

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  6. #6
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    Default New LSV ordered. How do I protect it?

    North AL, huh? I got a place to keep her safe just a short, 2 hr drive away. Hell, I'll meet ya 1/2 way!


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    Drew
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    Default New LSV ordered. How do I protect it?

    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    I keep mine in an enclosed storage


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    Ditto.... Could never leave my boat outside in the elements...


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    I don't think they make a boat cover that keeps all the water out. That being said, once water gets in, mildew can start, especially in humid climates. Over the life of my boat, I have stored it outside some, under a shed some, and finally inside a garage. The only place I have not gotten mildew is in the garage uncovered. Keep in mind, the boat will get wet inside, even if it is just from getting in the boat after swimming. If the boat is covered up outside after that, it will not dry very well... mildew. I have seen these boat dehuminification things (buckets of dessicant and electric devices) that should help or prevent that. If I were spending that much on a custom ordered brand new boat, I would have to build a garage in order to sleep at night.
    Brian Roberts
    2001 Outback DD

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    My garage is too small so I am stuck having to store it outside. Colorado is a dryer climate for my other boat we have just cleaned very well, dried out well then make a tent type set up with a pole so the cover has no low points, then I cover that with a big tarp nice & tight so so water can roll off and away & then we wrap the entire trailer & boat with a huge tarp. I hope that is enough since we can't do indoor storage. I think we the new boat I will be paying for shrink wrapping at the very min.

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    Default New LSV ordered. How do I protect it?

    [QUOTE=racer808;Colorado is a dryer climate for my other boat we have just cleaned very well, dried out well then make a tent type set up with a pole so the cover has no low points, then I cover that with a big tarp nice & tight so so water can roll off and away & then we wrap the entire trailer & boat with a huge tarp. [/QUOTE]

    This will work if you get the boat dry, keep the tarp from pooling water and keep desiccant in there. It has worked for me in the past. I had a big enough tarp to cover the entire boat, trailer, and tires to stop any uv exposure.

    I used a bunch of clothesline to create a "spider web" to support the tarp.
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