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Old 03-10-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hate covering my boat. Those snaps are hard with age and arthritis.
Thinking maybe whaler.....any ideas?
Do not like toons or tritoons.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hate covering my boat. Those snaps are hard with age and arthritis.

Thinking maybe whaler.....any ideas?

Do not like toons or tritoons.
I only snap every other. Also, I throw a coat of Vaseline on every so often. Both of these make it exponentially easier.

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Lubricate the snaps. You can use a little Vaseline, Chap Stick, or spend the big bucks and get Snap Lubricant at your local marine store.

Any one of the three makes a ton of difference in snapping up the covers. Or do what I do; ask the wife if she will snap on the covers while I carry the trash to the dumpster.

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There is also a tool for prying off snaps.

I think I saw it at Parafunailia.

A center console boat with a T top is pretty easy but you might want to cover the upholstery with some kind of covers.

Stowing removable cushions is also possible.

Those things still take snaps but are more easily accessed.
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I have one of these for my boat in Florida. 2 minutes to cover / uncover. So easy, a caveman can do it:

https://marcocanvas.com/liberty-cover-system™
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If a neighbor complains to the Marine Patrol about this Marco Cover and its' support system blocking their view, most likely it would be considered similar to a canopy cover which requires a permit from the NH-DES.

On Lake Winnipesaukee and all NH lakes, you don't have the liberty to put up a Liberty Cover System.

Looking at it; it is a boat cover-draped curtain which hangs down over the boat and is supported by an overhead rigid aluminum horizontal rod with rigid aluminum vertical supports, and is similar to a CANOPY COVER.
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I have a full windshield and leave my bimini up most of the time. When I want side or aft curtains, I start the zippers, then do snaps while canvas is slack, then go back and zip. I use WD-40 on snaps and buttons and zippers. Eventually canvas shrinks so much snaps become very difficult. I have had, on a previous boat, the canvas shop add an inch or two at the bottom. I've also seen canvas that doesn't snap but has several short bungee cords that fasten to hooks around the boat. Courtesy of previous owner, I have fitted covers for the helm and forward seats. Zippers. Although these seats are under cover, I install the seat covers when I'm gone to protect from the sun. Boat is 20 years old, original upholstery in good condition.
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Boat house? Kind of hard to advise without knowing budget and other critical info.

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Boat with hard top, side curtains and zipper roll up aft curtains plus self bailing hull
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Lots of great advice! This is one of the least pleasant chores at the end of the day. The bigger the boat, the more snaps and cover orientation. Sorry!
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Buy a new boat every 5 years & don't cover it ,Detail it before u trade it
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If a neighbor complains to the Marine Patrol about this Marco Cover and its' support system blocking their view, most likely it would be considered similar to a canopy cover which requires a permit from the NH-DES.

On Lake Winnipesaukee and all NH lakes, you don't have the liberty to put up a Liberty Cover System.

Looking at it; it is a boat cover-draped curtain which hangs down over the boat and is supported by an overhead rigid aluminum horizontal rod with rigid aluminum vertical supports, and is similar to a CANOPY COVER.
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Well..... it may be no problem out on an island what with the huge two acre lots and 100's of feet of shoreline for each island lot, where everyone knows your name, and gets along so well as happy island neighbors.

But here on the main land .... life is tough and mean ...... it's like Somerville or Medford on the water, you understand ...... and some neighbor would be talk'n about it with the Marine Patrol faster than you can say "huh-what r you doing here?" to the Marine Patrol officer in their police boat....when they cruise in to assess this CANOPY COVER situation, right here!
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Boat with hard top, side curtains and zipper roll up aft curtains plus self bailing hull
My son would love to have that boat very nice. Looks like it would be fun to have when the weather is not that great.

Back to the cover/snaps thread.
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Well..... it may be no problem out on an island what with the huge two acre lots and 100's of feet of shoreline for each large lot, where everyone gets along so well as happy island neighbors.

But here on the main land .... life is tough and mean ...... it's like Somerville or Medford on the water, you understand ...... and some neighbor would be talk'n about it with the Marine Patrol faster than you can say "huh-what r you doing here?" to the Marine Patrol officer in their police boat....when they cruise in to assess this CANOPY COVER situation.
Marine Patrol has no jurisdiction over boat covers. And if my neighbor doesn’t like it, that’s too bad. I don’t like looking at his ugly wife!
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Boat with hard top, side curtains and zipper roll up aft curtains plus self bailing hull
That boat looks to have "first one in, last one out" capability.
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Marine Patrol has no jurisdiction over boat covers. And if my neighbor doesn’t like it, that’s too bad. I don’t like looking at his ugly wife!
Yes ...... well..... to you it is just a boat cover, but to your neighbor, it is a permanent canopy cover .... that clogs up their view! It's that thing, that tall aluminum frame structure that is always there, high up above your dock, plus the draped hanging boat cover for when your boat is uncovered or out boating. For your neighbor, it's that aluminum frame and cover that blocks the view, and never-ever goes away.
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I think FLL is right. I think Concord would consider it a canopy.
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Marine Patrol has no jurisdiction over boat covers. And if my neighbor doesn’t like it, that’s too bad. I don’t like looking at his ugly wife!
I can't believe anyone could bring up a women's looks on the topic of boat covers ,or that the moderator would allow it , you must b the most self centered person on earth ???
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My son would love to have that boat very nice. Looks like it would be fun to have when the weather is not that great.

Back to the cover/snaps thread.
In the 1st post the OP asked for non toon boat suggestions. Also the forum name suggested an islander
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Center console with slide on (no snap) console cover (it also covers the seat in front of the console) and slide on seat covers.

If you have to have snaps get an “Ironwood Snap Tool”. It will make all the difference.


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Have a cover on my boat lift in Fla....in and out with no hassle.
In NH we don't go out for short cruises any more because it's just not worth it to struggle with the mooring cover.....have a single dock so I have to lean over the rails to fasten it.Just not worth the trouble when you're all cooled off
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Well if you want to fight less, here are a couple of options. Snap extenders for places it is too tight or Stayput shock cord fasteners for that bungee type approach. Both work great. Not sure if the links below will work but at least I tried.


https://mrsnappy.com/product/boatsna...iABEgK0LfD_BwE


https://direct2boater.com/products/s...yABEgLdbvD_BwE
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Have the Stayput fasteners on the back of my 4 Winns. Great system but only last 2 or 3 years before they stretch out and need to be replaced. Work well in combination with regular snaps


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I'll second the center console suggestion (which is what I have). Very easy to slide cover over the console and the seat/leaning post behind the console. Usually have a draw string or elastic cord at the bottom to keep it tight. I just throw the front and/or rear seat cushions in the console and that way they don't need to be covered.
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Hate covering my boat. Those snaps are hard with age and arthritis.
Thinking maybe whaler.....any ideas?
Do not like toons or tritoons.
I have a FourWinns 225 Sundowner that for its first 20 years I covered with a full mooring cover. After 20 years of use the mooring cover kind of disintergrated. The boat already had snaps for a full camper cover which I would use occasionally when we overnighted in the boat. I had Ship Shape make me a custom cockpit cover utilizing the existing snaps. I now love the ease of putting the cover on and removing it. I also employ only snapping every other snap, except for the windshield.

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A flat screw driver works great to undo snaps. Round off the edges with a file or get a pocket knife that has a screw-driver blade.
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I'm getting to the age where I hate everything about taking care of a boat. I'm seriously think of selling it and joining the boat club. No matter how well you take care of it, it's a depreciating asset.

Every year it seems I spend more hours taking care of it than I do enjoying it. I'm a fair weather boater so I only like going out in beautiful weather. For me, going forward, it seems like a better option.
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Hate covering my boat. Those snaps are hard with age and arthritis.
Thinking maybe whaler.....any ideas?
Do not like toons or tritoons.
Well from the tone hear you are looking for a new boat to begin with...
My suggestion is to have a cover custom made... As them to make it loose fitting for easy of putting the cover on...

That aside... yep a whaler or such where you have a basic self draining hull, and removable cushions is the best... You take the cushions in and consider the boat covered
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I'm getting to the age where I hate everything about taking care of a boat. I'm seriously think of selling it and joining the boat club. No matter how well you take care of it, it's a depreciating asset.

Every year it seems I spend more hours taking care of it than I do enjoying it. I'm a fair weather boater so I only like going out in beautiful weather. For me, going forward, it seems like a better option.
Have your marina do all that stuff. If people pay you to take care of their car, why don't you pay somebody to take care of your boat? If you use valet storage, there really isn't much to do except call when you want the boat, and leave a note with work requests, if any, when you're done.
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Have your marina do all that stuff. If people pay you to take care of their car, why don't you pay somebody to take care of your boat? If you use valet storage, there really isn't much to do except call when you want the boat, and leave a note with work requests, if any, when you're done.
That just adds to the cost of ownership which puts it way over the cost of the boat club fee if you also figure in the depreciation of the boat.

My house is on Waukewan so if I want to go on the big lake I have to pull it, wash it down and get to the Meredith ramp early.
I have a Sea doo also so I'm thinking of selling the boat and buying another Sea doo for my dock in Waukewan and joining the boat club when I want to go out on the big lake.

For me it just seems like a great option. The Sea doo's are easy to take care of. Plus with 3 adult children, their spouses, and 6 grandchildren, I need a bigger boat when the whole family comes to visit. My wife wants me to rent the 23' toon at Meredith Marina for the week when they all come up for vacation. $$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Whalers are nice but stupidly expensive new or used. No argument they make a nice boat but really the prices they fetch is just plain obscene.

I really wanted one but could not justify the cost.
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Whalers are nice but stupidly expensive new or used. No argument they make a nice boat but really the prices they fetch is just plain obscene.

I really wanted one but could not justify the cost.
It is one boat that doesn't depreciate much unlike most others. Old Whalers still bring big bucks.

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Look Ma! No canvas. Eastern or Seaway. Made in Milton, NH.
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Look Ma! No canvas. Eastern or Seaway. Made in Milton, NH.
Look! No Canvas!

I also got tired of putting on and taking off the canvas and cleaning the water line off of the boat. I found a solution and it works great and it comes with winter storage too! It was a little costly but the canvas still looks like new!

Wait for it


Wait for it


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Now you have to keep the boat garage clean.
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TiltonBB: Since the OP's Forum name is "Islandbum," I'd guess he keeps his boat in the water, not on a trailer. OTOH, buying a new boat may be about the sane price as a garage.
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TiltonBB: Since the OP's Forum name is "Islandbum," I'd guess he keeps his boat in the water, not on a trailer. OTOH, buying a new boat may be about the sane price as a garage.
Of course, with a boat garage, there are annual continuing expenses such as taxes and maintenance .

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Rather than try to find a boat you can cover more easily, you could just get a boat that does not need a cover.

A welded aluminum boat with a self-bailing and carpetless cockpit; and an enclosed helm, could be left uncovered all the time with no worries about sun or water damage. Look at PNW boats like Duckworth. Eastern boats would be similar if you prefer fiberglass.

Alternatively, a white, commercial-built (meaning rugged but not fancy), fiberglass center-console, with a T-top and no upholstery would work well too. White gel coat will look good after years in the sun and the T-top will keep the sun off the helm area.
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If you do like the boat you have, you may be able to get a 'border' added to your current cover to provide some slack. Or, make up some garters to extend the snap reach. Garters may allow the wind to get under your cover though.
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Look! No Canvas!



I also got tired of putting on and taking off the canvas and cleaning the water line off of the boat. I found a solution and it works great and it comes with winter storage too! It was a little costly but the canvas still looks like new!



Wait for it





Wait for it





Sorry!!


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I actually sold that boat when it was 12 years old. I don't have a picture of the current boat. The boat in the picture still looked like new because it spent it's entire life in a boathouse, out of the sun, except when it was being used. And that includes winters. I have someone who comes to the house and winterizes it in the lift. (I could try, but I know I would screw something up) I always took it out of the water once a year to wax it, but other than oil changes the maintenance was minimal.

I know I am fortunate to have the boathouse. Prior to 2003 I spent many years at Mountain View and I hated the job of putting the canvas on. I ended up buying some of those one inch snap extensions because the older canvas just got too tight.

It is nice in the spring when it is time to use the boat for the first time. Push the remote to lower it into the water and turn the battery switch on. That is spring launch!
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OK. You sold the boat. How much for the boathouse? I'm jealous.
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Originally Posted by Descant View Post
OK. You sold the boat. How much for the boathouse? I'm jealous.
It came with the rest of the property, land, main house Etc so no separate price. I have another boat in there now. Prior to the house I stayed on my boat at Mountain View every weekend. I looked at a lot of property in 2003 but the boathouse was the reason I went for this one. I am fortunate and grateful that it has worked out. I think my next residence will involve a toe tag.
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