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    I need the best mooring cover for my B/R 175....-gctid802332

    It's going to be in the water 24/7 at a marina. This is the 1st time I've ever had done this and I'm nervous. I'd like a cover to be of the best material. Hell I have to have it custom made I believe for all the snaps to line up. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    #2
    Yup, a custom made canvas mooring cover is the way to go, tent poles to keep it taut and shed water. Did it to my 1800, worked great. In my area Sunbrella canvas is the go to.



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      #3
      +1 on the above. I bought my boat used and the previous owner had a mooring cover made with Sunbrella canvas. I'd never own a boat without one.


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        #4
        I would also recommend using a boat cover vent like the one here

        http://www.iboats.com/BOAT-VENT-II-B...MKkhoCgH3w_wcB

        Good luck
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          #5
          What others have said certainly.....also will need to make sure you have a "fully" automatic bilge pump as well. My 185 says it has an "automatic" bilge pump...but truth is, it's only automatic if I turn it on manually......regardless of what kind of cover you chose, at some point some water will enter the boat...
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            #6
            "RobMick" post=802382 wrote:
            What others have said certainly.....also will need to make sure you have a "fully" automatic bilge pump as well. My 185 says it has an "automatic" bilge pump...but truth is, it's only automatic if I turn it on manually......regardless of what kind of cover you chose, at some point some water will enter the boat...
            You need to change the wiring of the bilge pump. It should be powered DIRECTLY from a battery (HOUSE battery) without going through any switches. What comes out of the battery positive lead should be connected both to a float switch and to a manual switch. The other ends of the float switch and the manual switch should be connected to the pump motor. That way, regardless of any switch settings, the pump will be on either when the float switch or the manual switch provides the trigger.

            Good luck.
            Retired, computer expert / executive
            Bayliner 285 Cruiser / Mercruiser QSD 4.2L 320 HP Diesel
            Live in the Bay Area, CA, USA, boat in Turkey
            D-Marin @ Turgutreis in Bodrum/Turkey
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              #7
              I had bought a Westland Sharkskin custom cover for my 175; it fit perfectly. Came with 2 vents and appropriate reinforcement in the right places. There were no openings for cleats and no snaps; it was a drawstring fit. The bimini had to come down to allow it to fit

              If you have existing snaps that you want to use, or if you want one to fit around the bimini poles or around cleats, then you will have to go to a custom canvas guy.

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