Some people consider boat covers an accessory. Nothing can be further than the truth.
A boat cover , when properly fitted, tremendously helps protect your boat investment. Now, if that investment is in the order of thirty, fifty, seventy thousand dollars, and the boat cover does its job properly to protect that investment, I don't think the cover is an accessory, but rather a necessity.
A lot of people aren't fully aware of all the benefits of a properly fitted boat cover. In fact, the benefits you can receive from something so simple may surprise you.
Below is a list of the benefits that a properly fitted boat cover can provide:
- Keeps the boat clean from dust and debris
- Repels water and moisture
- Prevents mold
- Prevents fading to the interior caused by the sun
- Prevents parts from cracking from the suns rays
- Keep animals out when boat is sitting
- Helps discourage theft
So, as you can understand, the benefits from a properly fitted boat cover, make it a necessity, rather than as accessory.
If you buy a custom made boat cover, then you know that it will fit perfectly. If you go with a universal one, your not going to be guaranteed its going to fit as well as it really needs to, to get all the benefits from it.
Granted, a custom fitted boat cover is a bigger investment than a universal size cover. The key word here is, investment! That the derived benefits, far out weigh the added investment cost incurred.
Another important aspect you want your boat cover to provide is protection from ultra-violet rays. So, obviously, the material your boat cover is made from has to provide ultra-violet ray protection.
You also want to make sure that the boat cover is water resistant. this may seem obvious, but sure enough, some of the cheaper ones don't repel water but soak it up instead. Not a good scenario!
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