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SS 203 mooring cover

I just ordered a new SS 203. I do not like snap on covers. Any recommendations for a cover that has a ratchet strap rather than rope? We live in Florida and it will live in a boat lift exposed to a very direct west sunset.


  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    Obviously Hurricane doesn't offer what you're looking for and I doubt there is an aftermarket solution either (At least none I've seen).  Your best bet might be to see if there is a marine upholstery shop in your area.  Any marina will have connections to services like this and hopefully good recommendations.  

    My previous boat needed a replacement cover (the original wasn't a mooring cover, it was a trailer cover).  I decided to leave my boat in a slip for the season and needed a new cover to assume "mooring" duties.  However, I also wanted the flexibility of being able to trailer the boat with the cover on (snaps alone wouldn't work),  I went to a local marine upholstery shop, that was highly recommended, and got a cover that was the best of both worlds, chose Sunbrella fabric and could not have been happier.  The shop owner was very flexible in the way I wanted the cover to function, offered great suggestions (based on "tried and true" experience) and seemed very experienced in designing it (she probably has heard it all over the years}.  It had a combination of snaps and rope and functioned perfectly for me (not necessarily what you probably want to hear)  The cover ran about $600.00.

    Just a suggestion.
    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
    2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

  • Capt_Steve
    Capt_Steve Member Posts: 416 admin
    Great suggestion...some of the best marine upholstery shops in the world located in Florida.