It is an especially exciting time when you purchase a new boat. It is definitely an investment, and just like anything else, you want to keep it safe and out of harm’s way for as long as possible. Sun, salt, storms, rodents, water, and more can wreak havoc on your boat and its finish. What you need is a boat cover.
At Buxton Marine, located in Lewisville, Texas, we realize boat covers are not the most glamorous of boating accessories, but considering the protection it provides it is an important one. A boat cover cannot protect your boat from every outside force, but it is a fairly inexpensive way to protect your boat from warped wood, droppings, fading, and more.
What Kind of Cover?
First you need to consider when you will be using the cover. Do you need it to protect your boat while you are traveling down the highway, or is it mainly for storage? If you are wanting to use it for storage you may want something with a metal frame or maybe something similar to a tarp. If you want to use it for traveling, you need something that will fit nice and snug. You don’t want it flying off. You can get covers that are a custom fit for your boat model, or you can get a generic one that will work for your boat. However, be aware that if it’s generic it may not provide the same amount of protection as a custom fit cover. In general, the better the fit, the more protection your boat gets.
What Kind of Fabric?
Boat covers come in all kinds of different fabrics. We recommend looking for a cover made out of a fabric that uses synthetics, not cotton. Cotton fabric simply cannot withstand the harsh UV ray and repel moisture the was polyester and other synthetics can.
You wouldn’t think the color of the cover matter, but it does! Darker fabrics will hold up better than lighter ones, so look for dark shades of blue, green, grey, etc. We realize this may seem counterintuitive, but the darker dyes are able to repel UV rays better than whites and light tans.
Ready to Purchase?
Are you ready to purchase a boat cover yet? Maybe you are still looking at purchasing a boat. Buxton Marine can help! Even if you are not exactly sure what you need or are looking for, our team of specialists are here to help you in selecting the right boat cover for your existing boat or will walk you through the purchase of a new boat. Boats are an investment and worth protecting, so a boat cover is a necessity. Call us today! We can assist will all your boat accessory needs, including boat covers.