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Best Way to Find Replacement Snap Cover for 188 SDS?

mdmd Member Posts: 9
Lost the original and the cinch covers won't work as I keep boat moored...any thoughts on where I could find a replacement greatly appreciated


  • skidaddy
    skidaddy Member Posts: 4
    Seems like great lakes skipper had them without snaps, leftover factory originals
  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    It is not often that an "off-the-shelf" option presents itself for situations like this.  I hope Great Lakes Skipper has something that works for you as they buy out obsolete boat manufacturers parts inventories. 

    Just sharing some of my experience here.  Having owned a number of boats over time, I have found that most "off-the-shelf" solutions to upholstery and cover related situations rarely works 100%, nor fits quite right, has quality issues or doesn't have snaps located in the original positions.  The best solution I have found is finding a good quality marine upholster in your area.  It's not if, its when you are going to need/want their services.  They make everything match and fit 100 percent.  They can even make a cover for your that works as a mooring cover AND a trailering/storage cover, just by adding tie-down straps.  Many owners think they will save money by purchasing an "off-the-shelf" product rather than use a marine upholsterer.  I have found it only costs you money in the long run compared to an often "I bought it, now I'll just make do" solution.
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