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    So we got a used canvas cover that's custom fit for our boat, I noticed when it rains, it pools up in the back and leaks through onto the carpet when it rains. Is this normal? We pulled the drain plug and cranked the front all the way up, water leaks out pretty good when it rains. This boat was always kept covered by the previous owner, but I don't want this to become a problem. Any advice BOC?



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    2001 Bayliner Capri 1950 CL

    #2
    You need a canvas support pole to stop the water from pooling. If you do that, no more water should soak through to the inside of your boat.
    1988 3218
    Triple “O"
    Hino diesels

    Seadoo Wake 170

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      #3
      Grabbed one from Walmart for $10. Supposed to storm tomorrow, let's see. Thanks
      2001 Bayliner Capri 1950 CL

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        #4
        Put a tennis ball on top of the post.
        Jeff & Tara
        (And Ginger too)
        Lake Havasu City, AZ

        2000 Bayliner 3388
        "GetAway"
        Cummins 4bta 250s

        In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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          #5
          It had a mushroom top, so it's spread out.
          2001 Bayliner Capri 1950 CL

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            #6
            And for the next guy who asks don't even think about one of those which cause the grommet as a locator to keep it centered. That hole lets plenty enough water to trickle down the pole and rot the floor right at the base of the pole. If you already have one sew a flap spanning it so the water runs off the sides not down the pole.

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              #7
              The gray canvas covers will almost always allow some moisture into the boat.

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                #8
                303 Marine UV Protector Water Repellent Treatment approved by Sunbrella...Good stuff..sheds water like RainEx on the windshield.
                2450 Sportcruiser '86
                Repower - Vortec 5.7 '16
                VP275

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                  #9
                  I have this same problem as well with the canvas cover that came with the boat when I bought it.

                  I have looked at the Seal SKin 1200D covers with the support pole.

                  Does anyone have nay experience with them?
                  1988 Bayliner 1950 BR
                  5.0L OMC Cobra I/O

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                    #10
                    "Sta-K-Shun" post=819684 wrote:
                    I have this same problem as well with the canvas cover that came with the boat when I bought it.

                    I have looked at the Seal SKin 1200D covers with the support pole.

                    Does anyone have nay experience with them?
                    I have the Seal Skin 1200. I purchased it to use as my winter cover. The first year I used it i made a frame out of PVC. Last year I just used the poles. I really like the cover. It is a heavy material and holds up well int he snow. I just make it practice to clean the snow off after a storm. I would recommend them. They do have a lot of negitive feed back but I figured it was cheap and if they honor there 10 year warranty it will be worth the risk. So far so good for me. 2 years lots of snow, and still looks new.
                    QuickChek over Wawa
                    Taylor Ham not Pork Roll


                    2016 Bayliner 215 Deck Boat
                    Mercruiser 4.3 220 HP MPI Alpha 1 Gen II

                    Sold 2003 SeaRay 176 SRX Bowrider
                    Mercruiser 3.0 135 HP Alpha 1 Gen II

                    Sold 1988 Sunbird 170 Bowrider
                    Evinrude 88 Special

                    Restoring 1970 Salem Skiff 13.5 foot
                    1992 Johnson 40HP

                    40°55'22.9"N 74°39'11.9"W

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                      #11
                      "Waterdowg" post=819690 wrote:
                      "Sta-K-Shun" post=819684 wrote:
                      I have this same problem as well with the canvas cover that came with the boat when I bought it.

                      I have looked at the Seal SKin 1200D covers with the support pole.

                      Does anyone have nay experience with them?
                      I have the Seal Skin 1200. I purchased it to use as my winter cover. The first year I used it i made a frame out of PVC. Last year I just used the poles. I really like the cover. It is a heavy material and holds up well int he snow. I just make it practice to clean the snow off after a storm. I would recommend them. They do have a lot of negitive feed back but I figured it was cheap and if they honor there 10 year warranty it will be worth the risk. So far so good for me. 2 years lots of snow, and still looks new.
                      Thanks! Thats exactly what I needed to know. Not trying to spend perfectly good fuel money on an overpriced cover!
                      1988 Bayliner 1950 BR
                      5.0L OMC Cobra I/O

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                        #12
                        Well the pole is working well, but I need one for the Bow too! I also need my canvas repaired on the corner, but for now, the rain drains away from the ripped part. Once I get it sewn, I'm gonna try that rainx type treatment for the canvas.



                        2001 Bayliner Capri 1950 CL

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                          #13
                          My 185 came with 2 poles 1-for the bow, 1- for the helm...might want to add a total of 2 in the helm will help keep the cover taught. From your pic, you probably could also use another tie for the stern of the boat. The 303 does help, but it is not cheap...may want to go with a "semi" custom cover as I did for my 185. I bought it at Menard's for about $100. I use it for winter lay storage even though the boat is indoors. I simply put it over the OEM back cover that came with the boat...




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                          Lake Hartwell, GA
                          2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
                          1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
                          1987 SeaRay 300 - Twin 454’s
                          1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
                          1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
                          1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
                          1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO
                          1996 SeaDoo GTX
                          1999 SeaDoo GTX

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                            #14
                            I have heard that some people use blow up beach balls from the dollar store in their bow to keep the cover taught. Cheap and easy I suppose. They put one on each side/each seat and that is enough of an "angle" to have the water run off the cover...
                            Lake Hartwell, GA
                            2012 BR 185 - 3.0 TKS
                            1999 Chaparral 233 Sunesta Ltd., 5.0 Volvo
                            1987 SeaRay 300 - Twin 454’s
                            1993 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR
                            1993 Yamaha Waverunner III
                            1995 Yamaha Waverunner III GP
                            1995 Yamaha Waverunner III VXR PRO
                            1996 SeaDoo GTX
                            1999 SeaDoo GTX

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                              #15
                              That's an idea!
                              2001 Bayliner Capri 1950 CL

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