Pontoon Mooring and Storage Covers

Pontoon Mooring and Storage Covers

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Pontoon Mooring and Storage Covers

Find the right boat cover for you

Which Pontoon Cover Is Right For You?

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In the world of pontoon covers, the consensus has leaned toward the easier the better. What does this include? A few options to consider.
(1). Snap vs. Mooring Cover (2). Configuration of rails & Bimini top (3). Weight of cover & overall use.
Snaps vs. Mooring – There is a difference! Most OEM (Pontoon Manufactures) who supply your first boat cover will more than likely supply you with a snap cover. Meaning your snaps are screwed into the top rails of your boat and cover adheres to these, normally leaving a gap between the top rails and sides. If you have a front patio area, this will not be covered. Traditionally they have also been called “playpen covers”. This is all well and good as they will have the best fit to start & look nice, but, your cover’s life is more than likely 5-7 years, and your boat’s is 20 – 25 years. Also, boat fabric tends to lose its sizing, meaning you may not be able to use all your snaps due to shrinkage. Now what? This will leave you with 3 options –

#1. ($)  Buy a mooring cover & forget the snaps. Mooring covers tend to give better overall coverage of your boat. They are easier to install, but will fit a little looser. Normally the cover will start from the front deck rail and run all the way to the rear seats or rails. The sides will come down to the deck & attach to your boat using a ¼ rope that is sewn into the hem. The cover is then “cinched” tight using the draw string rope. You can do this by using a knot, or for extra protection, alever ratchet. Additionally the cover comes with loops sewn into the hem every 2- 3 feet to be used with sand bags, 1/8 ratchets, or bungees.

#2 ($$) Buy a mooring cover & have the cover adapted to your boat. Once in a while you can speak with your local canvas shop about “tailoring” your cover This is a great option for minor changes, such as fitting snaps or adapting areas for towers or Biminis. Normally you will need to be using a quality material (no cheap imports), and if they are adding fabric, they will need access to more material. Canvas shops will charge by the hour. Depending on the job, it could range from  $75. - $250.

#3 ($$) – Contact the OEM and see if they can sell you a replacement cover.  

#4 ($$$) – Contact your local boat canvas shop & have them make a brand new cover. You will have a longer lasting cover, fitted to your current snaps, but it will cost you money, and again the fabric could lose sizing overtime (depends on material).



Manufacturer Options

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Carver Custom Covers

For boat owners who want to protect their investment. Carver Industries is an industry leader in boat covers and bimini tops with over 30 years’ experience fabricating products that withstand the rigors of boating.

Carver Covers
Carver Covers Offer:

  • Join seams are folded four-ply. No raw edges.
  • Double stitch construction for added strength and durability.
  • Anti-wick thread throughout construction.
  • Tie-down loops sewn into hem.
  • Best Warranty in the business based on fabric selection.
  • All Carver Covers are made in the USA.

Westland Custom Covers

Westland has been in the boat cover business for nearly 30 years and is a trusted name in the canvas industry. Westland boat covers offer your boat sun and rain protection with superior workmanship. Their boat covers are built to accommodate almost any boat from inflatable dinghies to cruisers with various types of fit, fabric and function.

Westland Covers
Westland Covers Offer:

  • Each cover is reinforced at key stress points.
  • A draw rope is sewn into every cover’s hem.
  • Tie down loops are double sewn in an offset “V” around the cover’s hem for strength and to lessen strap twisting.
  • All covers come with black nylon straps with adjustable quick release buckles.

Material Options

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Sunbrella - Carver

100% Solution Dyed Marine Acrylic 9.25 oz Highly UV and mildew resistant. Excellent resistance to fading and rot. Extremely water repellent. Excellent sun blockage. Endorsed by the American Cancer Society. Made in USA.
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Sunbrella - Westland

100% Solution Dyed Acrylic--9 1/4 oz, premium long lasting fabric in fade proof colors, breathable, water repellent, mildew resistant. Made in the USA.
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Sun-Dura

100% Solution Dyed Polyester means Sun-DURA™ colors are part of the polyester fiber itself, rather than the dye adhering only to the surface of the fibers. 7oz. marine grade polyester that offers superior resistance to harmful UV rays, fading, mildew, tearing and overall wear-and-tear. Our own unique finish provides exceptional water repellency while maintaining breathability for the health of the boat. Made in USA.
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Sharkskin Supreme

100% Solution Dyed Polyester--7 1/2 oz, Durable with long lasting color, Breathable, water repellent, mildew resistant.
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Performance Poly-Guard

100% Marine-grade polyester. Highest tear strength available. 8 oz, strong and durable. UV and mildew resistant. Excellent resistance to fading. Extremely water repellant. Breathable to help allow interior moisture to escape. Made in USA.
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Sharkskin Plus

100% Acrylic Coated Polyester--6 1/2 oz, Lightweight and durable, Breathable, water repellent, mildew resistant. Made in the USA.
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Poly-Cotton

65% Polyester for Strength 35% Cotton for Softness 11 oz, tight weave for durability. Double-applied water repellent, UV and mildew resistant finish. Breathable to help allow interior moisture to escape. Made in USA.
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Cotton Duck

100% Cotton Traditional 10 oz Oxford Weave Applied water repellent, UV and mildew resistant finish. Breathable to help allow interior moisture to escape. Made in USA.
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Poly-Flex

100% Marine Polyester Lightweight and strong. Good resistance to tearing. Applied water repellent, UV and mildew resistant finish. Breathable to help allow interior moisture to escape. Made in USA.
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