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Choosing the Right Tarpaulin Cover for Your Boat

by Carolyn Jordan

Boat owners view their boats in different ways. For some people, their boats are their pride and joy; others simply view them as a good way to relax with their families. In either case, your emotional investment may be exceeded by your financial investment. Boats aren't cheap – they are assets that need protecting. Investing in a good cover can protect your boat from the weather and from damage when you aren't using it. What kind of tarpaulin cover should you choose?

Off-the-Shelf Tarpaulin Covers

At the most basic level, you can buy ready-made boat covers. These covers aren't necessarily designed to exactly fit a boat – you'll simply buy a tarpaulin that is big enough to cover your boat. While these covers give you some protection, you should be aware that they won't necessarily give you a custom fit, especially if you have to buy a cover that is actually a little smaller or larger than you need.

Bear in mind that a cover that is on the small side will be harder to get on and is more likely to get damaged whenever you fit it. On the other hand, a cover that doesn't fit snugly may be harder to secure. It may also flap around in bad weather or even fly off, exposing parts of your boat rather than protecting them.

Semi-Custom Tarpaulin Covers

Some tarpaulin manufacturers create semi-custom boat covers that are designed to fit certain types of boats. For example, you could buy a cover that is sized to fit your boat's hull or a cover that is designed for your boat's general model with some room for standard accessories and features.

These covers tend to give you a snugger and more secure fit than a general tarpaulin as they are more closely sized to fit the type of boat you own. However, they may still not give you a perfect fit, especially if you've customised your boat over the years.

Custom Tarpaulin Covers

If you've pimped up your boat, then it may not exactly fit under a semi-custom cover. In this instance, you may get better coverage from a fully custom tarpaulin cover. These covers are designed to match the exact specifications of your boat and anything on it that also needs protection. Custom builds also give you a wider choice of materials, colours and tarpaulin fastenings than you'll get with other options.

If you're interested in investing in a cover for your boat that really fits, talk to a custom tarpaulin cover manufacturer.

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