Drift boat cover

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  1. troutpounder

    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
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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  4. Alex MacDonald

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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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    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.
     
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    thanks for the input everyone! I think I going to order a 5c's
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    mmarcus steelhead chaser

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    Yeah, 5C's is great! I just ordered one this summer and am very happy with it.
     
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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.
     
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    Can you run a 5C's cover without removing the Oarlocks?
     
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    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.
     
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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
     
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    She will make them with button holes or pockets stitched.