Raft Covers?

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Josh P, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Josh P Member

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    Looking to see if anyone knows if they make covers similar to to car covers for rafts that would fit over a NRS fishing frame?
  2. PT Physhicist

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    Most likely have to be a custom job. Mine was. Other covers will be fit be trial and error.
    Have fun with the new boat.

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  3. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    I bought one of these when I got my raft six years ago. It started have some issues a couple of years into use.
    It completely fell apart this year. For the money I had had hoped it would have lasted longer.
    I went to WalMart and bought a car cover for $45.00.
    Home Depot and Lowes sell tarp clips. I attached carabiners to the clips, then clipped those to the trailer handles.
    It fits like a glove and so far so good. If it only last two or three years, I'll just go get another one.
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  4. Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    Marine/boating canvas shops will take measurements off your raft and create a custom fit cover from Sunbrella fabric, or something similar. I don't know where you live, but shop around and you'll find plenty of them in the greater Puget Sound area that would be happy to have a customer, I would think.
    ...or, just do what Stonefish did for a less expensive option.
    Either way, your boat will be a lot happier and live a longer life if kept out of the sun and weather if kept with a cover over it.
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  5. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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  6. Josh P Member

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    How much did it cost you to have that one made?
  7. rip lips New Member

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    Car cover
    So much cheaper and you can sinch if needed.
    Plus they are made for uv protecting lighter and roll up smaller.
    Also dry faster.
    110 $ for top of line compared to 325 $ boat or custom cover.
    There are better more useful tools you will need save yoyr money for that.

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