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jorason

Winter storage cover

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jorason

Hello everyone,

I have a 1999 Response LX.  I live in the Northeast and have stored my boat in my yard for about ten years.  To winterize my boat every year I have cut plywood (to support the snow) to fit the whole boat and used a tarp that I fitted to it and tie down for years.  This has worked for me for years except that the last 2 years in a row when I uncovered the boat in April/May the whole interior has been covered in black mold.   I realize the tarp does not breath so I am looking for a good quality cover that will breath and doesn't cost $1,000.  Not so sure that the shrink wrap wouldn't do the same thing?????  Any suggestions on some brand name covers you guys may use???    

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oldjeep

shrink wrap rented high. Proper shrink wrap job has vents. Or just find indoor storage, around here that would be $200-400 for the winter

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JasonK

Just install the vents in whatever tarp you use. No sewing needed. The black round vents sandwich the tarp material, and you can have a pole support them/the snow. Shrinkwrappers here only include 2 small vents, but I always ask for 4.

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Rednucleus

My buddy installed little solar fan vents in his cover; has done a nice job keeping it dry when left on the lake for fall skiing (best time of year after everyone else puts their boats away)

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jorason

Thank you everyone for the help and ideas.  Never thought of installing vents myself.  I wish I could find indoor storage, I would def go for that.  I considered the shrink wrap before but for the same money I thought I could purchase a good cover.

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