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How to Choose the Right Boat Cover for Your Boat
Make the perfect choice for your water bound vessel
Like sunscreen, the importance of choosing the right cover for your boat is not to be underestimated. Covers play a vital role, and it’ll only be a matter of time before you regret not giving the choice of boat cover the careful consideration it deserves. Your boat may keep you safe as you travel across the seven seas but a quality Boat Cover will keep your boat in mint condition not only at sea, but also on a trailer, in storage or when moored. Just as important, a good performing cover will keep your boat in tip-top condition for when you decide to sell and up-grade! When it comes to fabrics and boat covers Ricky’s has its fair share of experience. Read on to find out all you need to know before purchasing your next boat cover. It’ll be an investment you won’t regret.
Is a boat cover really that important?
Yes, it is. In fact, boat covers perform a number of important roles including:
Keeping creatures large and small out
Protecting your boat’s instruments, interior and exterior from harmful UV rays
Shielding your boat from rain and snow, debris and dust
Deterring thieves and reducing the chance of theft
At Ricky Richards, we’d much rather your choice of boat cover go through the following gauntlet before settling. Making sure you take each of the following factors into account will ensure you get the adequate protection for as long as is feasibly possible, and all at a cost that matches the value you’re receiving.
Here’s what each our boat cover team will take into consideration when helping you:
It’s a no-brainer but also still something we believe shouldn’t be forgotten. What you pay for must match the quality you receive. The factors below will influence how much you will be required to pay.
Custom covers are usually available for the latest and best known boat brands. These covers have been manufactured specifically to fit a certain make and model of boat. Alternatively, custom covers can be purchased from canvas shops that carry that option.
As the name suggests, semi-custom Basscat Boat Covers don’t cater as precisely to the dimensions of a boat by model, year and make; rather they cater to a generic class of boat such as a fishing boat, dinghy boat or bass boat.
Universal boat covers are not made with any specific boat in mind as they are mass produced but will fit your boat, perhaps just not as perfectly. What they lack in fit, they make up for in cost.
Boat covers are made using a variety of different fabrics, each offering its own unique set of advantages over the other. These fabrics include mixed blends, polyester, cotton and acrylic. The fabric chosen should complement the environment your boat will be in. For example, if your boat will be in a humid area then a cover made from breathable fabric like Docril will prevent mildew build up.