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board brained

i thought there was a thread on this but could not find it when i searched so will ask again and if I have missed the thread could someone point me there.

is the malibu CS cover ok to tow with on the highway? or is it only a mooring cover?

they told me it would be ok for towing with however it looks thin and I do not want to damage the boat

I usually end up towing the boat couple thousand miles 6 or 7 times a year on trips up to lakes.

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Bobby Light

i thought there was a thread on this but could not find it when i searched so will ask again and if I have missed the thread could someone point me there.

is the malibu CS cover ok to tow with on the highway? or is it only a mooring cover?

they told me it would be ok for towing with however it looks thin and I do not want to damage the boat

I usually end up towing the boat couple thousand miles 6 or 7 times a year on trips up to lakes.

Evolutioncovers.com are the best covers you can buy period. The customer service and product are unmatched, Cory is awesome to work with.

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martinarcher

Post #25 in this thread has some good pics of my Evolution cover that Cory made. It is top notch. Thumbup.gif

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Bake's Marine

The CS cover is more of a mooring cover.

Cory makes a awesome cover and is probably the best thing you can use for towing. Even custom covers can rash a boat when towed on the freeway so whenever you have the chance i would not tow with a cover. Especially with newer boats (08+), the gel-coat us much softer.

-Paul

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srud

i thought there was a thread on this but could not find it when i searched so will ask again and if I have missed the thread could someone point me there.

is the malibu CS cover ok to tow with on the highway? or is it only a mooring cover?

they told me it would be ok for towing with however it looks thin and I do not want to damage the boat

I usually end up towing the boat couple thousand miles 6 or 7 times a year on trips up to lakes.

I was told that I could tow with mine as well. I don't recommend it, as you'll find that it will scratch the gel. I have since ordered an Evolution.

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Chia

I was told that I could tow with mine as well. I don't recommend it, as you'll find that it will scratch the gel. I have since ordered an Evolution.

I have towed with the cs cover, i just wrap the boat around the rub rail with pallet wrap plastic a couple few times. then put the cover on. The cover has no chance to rub the gel coat.

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radnevrad

Cervelo's trick is da bomb. Works great. Cheap and easy.

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Soon2BV

I don't know if your cover has straps, but if it does here are a few tricks to help with rubbing --

(I have the cover that came with the 2008 models - I intend to buy an Evolution cover, but can't swing it right now)

* twist the straps at least 1/2 turn, so they don't get into a resonance with the wind and rub the gel coat.

(this is also true with a bimini cover if you have the straps on it - it cuts off the vibration noise)

* cut a section of a pool noodle the right length, and then slide the tube over the strap so that the noodle is what is touching the boat. this works great. I bought a few velcro straps from Overtons (about 1" wide) and put one on the noodle in an area that won't touch the boat to be sure the noodle stays on.

I made several 600 mile round trips last summer and this setup worked well.

Rope Wrap

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martinarcher

I don't know if your cover has straps, but if it does here are a few tricks to help with rubbing --

(I have the cover that came with the 2008 models - I intend to buy an Evolution cover, but can't swing it right now)

* twist the straps at least 1/2 turn, so they don't get into a resonance with the wind and rub the gel coat.

(this is also true with a bimini cover if you have the straps on it - it cuts off the vibration noise)

* cut a section of a pool noodle the right length, and then slide the tube over the strap so that the noodle is what is touching the boat. this works great. I bought a few velcro straps from Overtons (about 1" wide) and put one on the noodle in an area that won't touch the boat to be sure the noodle stays on.

I made several 600 mile round trips last summer and this setup worked well.

Rope Wrap

I did that with pipe insulation on additional straps for my kayak rack that go from the front and rear of the boat to the frame of the car. They touch the paint as they wrap around the bumper and would certainly scratch it. The pipe insulation is very soft and saves the paint. Thumbup.gif

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Baddog

I did that with pipe insulation on additional straps for my kayak rack that go from the front and rear of the boat to the frame of the car. They touch the paint as they wrap around the bumper and would certainly scratch it. The pipe insulation is very soft and saves the paint. Thumbup.gif

What? No lamb's wool?

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martinarcher

What? No lamb's wool?

Biggrin.gif Just cheap ole' pipe insulation for the Contour SVT. :lol:

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Chia

Cervelo's trick is da bomb. Works great. Cheap and easy.

the other thing i do is put that slightly sticky plastic they use on motor home and trailer floors in the showrooms along the ridges of the window so the tarp doesn't scratch the window frame. It comes in a 12" wide roll that i cut into narrower sections, again cheap and easy. peels off and doesn't leave a residue. a wider piece across the front of the tower and you don't have to worry about cleaning the bug guts off when you get there.

small pool noodles work for along the window ridges as well (probably the pipe insulation would work even better).

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Baddog

the other thing i do is put that slightly sticky plastic they use on motor home and trailer floors in the showrooms along the ridges of the window so the tarp doesn't scratch the window frame. It comes in a 12" wide roll that i cut into narrower sections, again cheap and easy. peels off and doesn't leave a residue. a wider piece across the front of the tower and you don't have to worry about cleaning the bug guts off when you get there.

small pool noodles work for along the window ridges as well (probably the pipe insulation would work even better).

Where would one buy that sticky tape stuff?

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board brained

after a ton of research and talking to alot of people I just ordered an Evolution cover from Cory.......

wahhooooooooo....down the road we will be going

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WakeGirl

Did you check the discounts section?

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board brained

Did you check the discounts section?

yes I did!!!

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mcbean7

Good choice with the Evolution cover.

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WakeGirl

yes I did!!!

Good, just watching out for ya'.

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Ndawg12

When I bought mine Cory asked if I was a member of TMC, then he cleared his throat and said I might want to become one :thumbup: And that's how I got here, and you're all stuck with me!!

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mcbean7

When I bought mine Cory asked if I was a member of TMC, then he cleared his throat and said I might want to become one :thumbup: And that's how I got here, and you're all stuck with me!!

Damn that Cory! :Tease3:

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Ndawg12

Damn that Cory! :Tease3:

:biggrin: Who else would have started classic threads like: "show off your kids" or "fill in the blank" or "what's the stupidest thing you ever tried pull" Without me you never would have met Mr. John Rozenboom!!! :whistle:

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A7X_LSV_23

Well just got the travel cover put on my Bu'! I hate having to put the snaps on it but, in Utah, the weather changes every half hour so. And it's an hour drive to any lake so, kind of force to throw one on.

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And Last but not least, It was PERFECT weather allllllll week long, but soon as the day comes to take the boat in for the cover, this happens!

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Only for about ten minutes it snowed, enough to make everything dirty as hell. Then right after we pulled it into the shop, it cleared right up for the rest of the day! Till it was time to go and pick it back up! Then no Bull$hit, it started snowing again on the drive home. Gooooo figure huh.

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Pistol Pete

:biggrin: Who else would have started classic threads like: "show off your kids" or "fill in the blank" or "what's the stupidest thing you ever tried pull" Without me you never would have met Mr. John Rozenboom!!! :whistle:

Looks like I'm taking a drive to WA this weekend to smarten somebody up. :whistle:

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Pistol Pete

Well just got the travel cover put on my Bu'! I hate having to put the snaps on it but, in Utah, the weather changes every half hour so. And it's an hour drive to any lake so, kind of force to throw one on.

And Last but not least, It was PERFECT weather allllllll week long, but soon as the day comes to take the boat in for the cover, this happens!

Only for about ten minutes it snowed, enough to make everything dirty as hell. Then right after we pulled it into the shop, it cleared right up for the rest of the day! Till it was time to go and pick it back up! Then no Bull$hit, it started snowing again on the drive home. Gooooo figure huh.

Looks good but, I think you're going a little too far with removing the tower just to tow the boat.

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Bill_AirJunky

Looks nice. And I hear you on towing with it due to the changing weather. But I hope your not parking outside very often. We make a point to get covers that cover all the vents so that the boat doesn't fill up with bugs. Temps will be good & warm underneath there so when they get in, thats where they die. It gets plenty disgusting.

I have a Rankin that does both duties really well..... towable & covers all the vents & glass. Evolution has done a great job picking up where they left off. :rockon:

And testimonies on this forum will tell you over & over about how good their customer service is.

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