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Old 05-03-2001, 04:14 AM
Skis Skis is offline
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Default RE: Alumacraft Tarp Cover

Please read #9 response. I inadvertently posted a reply for you there.
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Old 05-03-2001, 04:16 AM
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Default RE: Alumacraft Tarp Cover

[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON May-03-01 AT 06:17AM (CST)[/font][p]That's what my dealer told me too. However, obviously, their name is on it as they subcontract these covers. I love the Alumacraft boats (this is my second), but they should be held somewhat responsible for what covers their boats.
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Old 05-03-2001, 06:11 AM
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Default RE: Alumacraft Tarp Cover

You are correct. They should be held responsible. I hope you get some satisfaction. We had the same thing happen to ours.
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Lisa
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Old 05-03-2001, 11:17 AM
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Default RE: Alumacraft Tarp Cover

Skis,
I worked for Alumacraft in the engineering department awhile back and I wasn't too impressed with some of the cost-saving decisions they made back then. A decision to use cheaper paint on some of the '93 or '94 boats backfired and a bunch of them had to be repainted because the paint faded in the sun and started to look like a tie-dye t-shirt. I don't know anyone who owns/owned one of these boats but I think Alumacraft did everyone right and repainted the affected boats. You might try to get yours repainted or replaced by Alumacraft since it was technically not your fault the damage occurred. Alumacraft should stop selling the tarps immediately. Bob is right-on, snap-on covers are definitely the way to go.

-JasonK99
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Old 05-03-2001, 11:34 AM
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Default RE: Alumacraft Tarp Cover

I used to make custom boat covers and I discovered early on that the flat straps caused all the problems by vibrating in the wind. I went to round, polyester ropes and added 2 air vents to the back over the seat area. These vents really helped with the rubbing but it's almost impossible for all boats that are high profile not to get rub marks on them because the boat sides are so straight. I too, recommend a snap type cover made by a reputable shop, Top Gun fabric. The one thing to watch out for is dirt or sand getting into the snaps, this will make them stick on really tight or not go on at all, but a trip to the car wash will solve this.

Good luck.
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