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I would say it will be dependent on how often you intend to use it, and if your boat sits outside with the cover on for extended periods of time.

 

I have a standard run of the mill factory cover, but I only use it about once a year. I put it on the boat in my garage for the winter too.

 

My parents have a Warrior 2090 tiller that they use in walleye tournaments. They had a custom high quality cover made for it. They store their boat inside when it’s at home, but they spend a fair amount of time with it on the road, staying at hotels or lodges while they are at tournaments. In their case, I think a quality custom one makes a lot more sense.

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As stated, if only ocassional use go cheaper, but if you use it regularly, then spring for a good one.  The last cover I had custom made at a semi truck tarp place, made of the same tough that semi tarps are made from.  After 10 years the cover still looked new, no rips, no tears no worn thru spots....toughest cover I ever owned !! Price was less than a boat cover place..

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 Newbie here - I’m going to keep my 2020 Tracker Pro170 in a wet slip this season in southeastern PA. The cover that I’ve been using attaches to the trailer so that won’t work.  I’m assuming I’ll want it covered at the dock but wasn’t sure if there’s a different type of cover to use when it’s staying at the dock between uses. What do you use?

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Gotta have a custom fit snapon cover for mooring. This takes an expert to know how you will be able to acess your boat and get in and out while tied up !! The cover needs to match your acess and ability to get around your boat while moored.  Most store bought aftermarket covers wont work very well...

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On 3/9/2023 at 8:56 PM, Justbass11 said:

A quick question regarding boat covers. Should I get a custom or just a regular boat cover? My boat is a 2017 tracker pro 175. Thank you for your input.

Are you going to use it for traveling or only parked. If traveling a custom cover is the only way to go. If only parked a seal skin. Seal skin are guaranteed for 10 years against leakage and tears. And not pro rated replacement for the 10 years no charge.

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It depends on where you store your boat and what you want the cover to do. I just went through this with my Ranger 178RT.  My boat is stored in a covered storage yard about two blocks from my home.  Rain and snow are not an issue.  All I want my cover to do is keep dust and dirt from falling on the carpet.  I was using a tarp, but I found it heavy and cumbersome.  I don't trailer my boat with the cover on.  If I did, I would buy a custom cover. For my purposes, a cheap $60 cover from Amazon works fine.  If It only lasts for a year, I'll buy another just like it.

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I always get my covers from Amazon, SUBSTANTIALLY less than custom.

 

I don't tow with boat covered and the boat is garage kept.

Only time I cover is when the wife and I are on a long fishing trip " week or more" and I want sun protection while we're not on the boat.

My longtime friend goes custom but his boat is stored outside year around.

 

 

 

 

 

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