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    I need opinions on boat covers.

    I store my boat in a covered, outdoor, storage space. The boat is shaded all day and never gets any sun on it. The entire storage facility is paved, but there is still a lot of dust. I need a cover on the boat due to dust.

    I have a canvass type snap on cockpit cover and a Taylor Made whole boat cover I purchased at West Marine (made of Acrylic coated polyester Hot Shot material). For the short term the cockpit cover works great, but for a week or more, the boat is filthy. The whole boat cover, is supposed to be breathable, but it is also designed to keep the rain off. Is my whole boat cover going to trap too much heat in the Summer (in the shade), or is it OK.

    Let me know what you think. Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerThat99 View Post
    I need opinions on boat covers.

    I store my boat in a covered, outdoor, storage space. The boat is shaded all day and never gets any sun on it. The entire storage facility is paved, but there is still a lot of dust. I need a cover on the boat due to dust.

    I have a canvass type snap on cockpit cover and a Taylor Made whole boat cover I purchased at West Marine (made of Acrylic coated polyester Hot Shot material). For the short term the cockpit cover works great, but for a week or more, the boat is filthy. The whole boat cover, is supposed to be breathable, but it is also designed to keep the rain off. Is my whole boat cover going to trap too much heat in the Summer (in the shade), or is it OK.

    Let me know what you think. Thank You.

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    On my Howard I use this cover and it works great for cheap. It's a 21' day cruiser. Not sure how big they make them. Seems breathable enough and keeps the rain and dust out. Fades pretty quickly when left in the sun but doesn't sound like you have that prob.

    https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9605800/00828

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    Your fine with the boat cover on, the main thing is thats its out of the sun which is the good part.
    So keep the snap cover on and cover with your cover and you will have no problems.
    The winter time ..you have to make sure it stays dry inside the cockpit area so no mold can develop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Areyouliving View Post
    On my Howard I use this cover and it works great for cheap. It's a 21' day cruiser. Not sure how big they make them. Seems breathable enough and keeps the rain and dust out. Fades pretty quickly when left in the sun but doesn't sound like you have that prob.

    https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9605800/00828

    Thanks. I really just want some sort of cloth or canvass dust cover for the Summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiline View Post
    Your fine with the boat cover on, the main thing is thats its out of the sun which is the good part.
    So keep the snap cover on and cover with your cover and you will have no problems.
    The winter time ..you have to make sure it stays dry inside the cockpit area so no mold can develop.
    Tony

    Thanks Tony. my cover has some vents in the side, but I will probably go take the cover off periodically to let it air out. since I just need a dust cover, someone suggested I buy a bunch of king size gray sheets and have them sewn together to make a light cotton cover for the Summer.
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    Someone told me once, to put a 5 gallon pale with charcoal in it, in my RV in the winter to keep the moisture in check. The charcoal acting like a disacant (sp?).
    I thought what a good idea for a covered boat in storage. Seeing as they actually will have water in it.
    I havent use this in my boat yet, it wont be wet for another year, maybe two .......

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    The top cover material would be best if you use "Sunbrella" not the fake stuff but the brand name. It is great in the sun, rain and weather and even guaranteed like five years against fading. We have some Sunbrella that's fifteen years old that still seems bulletproof. It's what they make the upper-level hammocks out of and it's the toughest canvas I know of. My wife uses it on everything that stays in this Phoenix sun and it doesn't disappoint.

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