Drift boat cover

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by troutpounder, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. troutpounder Active Member

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    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a good drift boat cover. I have an older clackacraft. The centerline is 168" and the widest part is 83". I dont really want to spend 500$ for the one on clacka's website. Thank you
  2. jeff bandy Make my day

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  3. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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  4. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I got mine from Three C's in Oregon; a custom cover that I'm extremely pleased with. I can't recommend them highly enough

    At least i think it was called three c's! It's been a while. Nope, just checked, and it's 5 C's, not 3 C's!
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  5. Ray Member

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    I got mine from a local truck tarp company. It's custom fit, robust as hell, and they were happy to have the business. I did ask for the heavier material (6mil) and it ran me about $250. It's probably the best value of all of the upgrades I've done to my boat.
  6. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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    thanks for the input everyone! I think I going to order a 5c's
  7. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    good choice! I love mine, it dresses up the boat for long trips, and is super snug. I'm very impressed with their work.
  8. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Elaine (5C's) is great. I stopped by on my way down to Sunriver and she measured my pram. Picked it up on the way home a week later. Fits like a glove even with raised oar locks.
  9. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Wow her prices aren't bad. Was thinking of getting one once I'm done with restore of my glass boats.
  10. mmarcus steelhead chaser

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    Yeah, 5C's is great! I just ordered one this summer and am very happy with it.
  11. nomlasder Active Member

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    5C's is great. I sent them some non standard numbers when ordering the cover and it fit perfect. 5 years in the elements and it still performs well. I do have to sweep the snow off or when it melts I get ponds. The clips and rubber cord work well but one day I will work up a better knot / attachment.
  12. Gary Mc New Member

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    Can you run a 5C's cover without removing the Oarlocks?
  13. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Boat covers are a really good idea. I have owned 6 drift boats and the covers more than paid for themselves. By the time I went to sell them the hulls still looked good.

    A really good set of mudflaps will also go a long way to protecting your boat.
  14. ken2cross Member

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    Make it yourself with Sunbrella fabric. I got my canvas supplies for my sailboat from http://www.sailrite.com/
    Most any sewing machine will do. (Manly men remember a sewing machine is a power tool!)
    Ken
  15. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    She will make them with button holes or pockets stitched.
  16. IHV2FSH Member

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    If fail to see the advantage of spending $300+ for a cover. When it's warm outside and wet inside- mold. So I had to take the cover off until completely dry inside the boat. You store it in your vehicle after launching. When it's raining and snowing, you've got water all over the inside of your nice leather (if you have nice leather, I don't). I'm asumming manly men have trucks so maybe not an issue for them. I have lockable containers in my Hyde so I'm not worried about theft. I rather own more fishing gear than a cover!
  17. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Advantage in the NW is less rain in my pram (no drain plug). Leaves and needles from all my inconsiderate neighbors trees that hang over on my side that seem attracted to filling it up. It usually stays in the back of my truck for my 120 days of fishing.