|Whether you’re trailering your boat or storing it for the off-season, a trailerable boat cover can provide the protection and shelter that your boat needs. Rain, snow, and UV rays can damage your boat if left unprotected. Leaves, dirt, and debris can leave it dirty and wet. With a boat cover, all these factors are eliminated, and your boat is ready for use whenever you are.
See the installation steps below to secure your cover for trailering or storage.
To Install Your Boat Cover:
Cover any sharp points or edges on the boat (such as the corners of the windshield) with a cloth or sponge to avoid rips or tears when the cover is strapped tightly across the boat.
Find the label sewn into the hem of the cover, that indicates “Front.” Drape the front of the cover over the bow. Then roll the cover back over the boat and pull down the sides. The elastic hem or shock cord will help secure it in place.
Use tie down straps to secure the cover to the boat. Connect four straps (Or 5 depending on size of the cover)(A) to the lower buckles (C) on one side of the cover and run the straps underneath the trailer beams to the other side of the boat. Connect the other end of the straps into the lower buckles (C) on the other side of the cover.
Connect four straps (B) to the four upper buckles (D) on one side of the cover and run the straps over the top of the cover through the loops. Connect these straps to the upper buckles (D) on the other side of the cover.
Locate 2 female clips (E, F) at the rear of the cover (sewn in). Attach 2 male clips with 2 metal hooks (came with straps) into the female buckles and attach hooks to the trailer.
After connecting all of the straps, cinch the straps down tight for a secure fit.
Boat Trailering Tips
Be sure to use, tighten, and secure all straps and hooks when transporting your boat on a trailer or open vehicle. Failure to do this may cause the cover to blow off and cause injury to others. It may also result in damage to the cover.
After driving a short distance, stop and check to make sure the boat and cover are secure. Tighten the straps as needed. Continue to check the boat and cover at all rest stops along the way. We recommend the use of additional tie downs for high speed travel.