View Full Version : New cover and boot for bimini...

ian ashton
10-25-2014, 10:16 AM
I've never liked my factory cover; its gray and I wanted black, and the fit was just a little wonky around the tower, but I understand - it's a factory cover, it isn't made specifically for my boat, just the OBV in general. I also didn't like how the boot that goes around the bimini when folded up didn't conceal the back legs, so...

...I had a new cover and boot made :)

(It looks a little droopy because I didn't have the strap tight when I took the picture, lol)

I added pockets for the cleats and gas fill, and a vent for the bilge;


ian ashton
10-25-2014, 10:17 AM
It straps on the sides (as opposed to the back, like factory) and goes over the eyelets in the rear to facilitate coming further below the rub rail on the sides;

And alas, a boot for my bimini that covers the poles;

10-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Ian - Pretty sweet! Really like the way it comes way down, protecting the sides of the boat. Nicely done. - Stuart

10-25-2014, 08:49 PM
that is a nice cover did you have someone local make it?

ian ashton
10-25-2014, 08:52 PM
Yea, local canvas shop. I tried Evolution Covers but they didn't have a template for my boat and I couldn't orchestrate finding a boat for them to use.

10-25-2014, 10:23 PM
Looks sharp. Towable??

ian ashton
10-26-2014, 09:57 AM
Evidently true "towable" covers are made of a more stiff material, which I didn't like. The cover is certainly tight enough to tow, the shop recommended to pull it off for towing whenever possible to increase the life of the cover, and being black gel coat any cover has the potential to mar.

Fortunately my boat lives in the water at a marina in a covered slip, so I don't trailer very much.