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Trailering Boat on Highway

Post by Loren Lettick » Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:28 am

I recently bought a restored 1946 20' Chris-Craft Custom and plan to travel to various freshwater venues several hundreds of miles at a time. The boat came with a full custom fitted Sunbrella cover. I am concerned about damage that may be caused on the road either by road debris on the bare hull, or by the cover flapping in the 60+mph wind. Which is the preferred way to tow on the highway--covered or uncovered?

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Re: Trailering Boat on Highway

Post by drrot » Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:46 am

I prefer covered. Stops stuff from flying out. Have eyelets in the skirt every couple feet to secure the cover to the trailer.
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Re: Trailering Boat on Highway

Post by Loren Lettick » Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:20 pm

Thanks Jim. I'll add some tie-down points to the cover.

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Re: Trailering Boat on Highway

Post by maritimeclassics » Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:56 am

Our traveling covers we use al inner cover made of a car cover soft felt on the inside that goes down to bottom of the chine that fits the boat tight. Then and outer cover that goes down about 3 inches under the boat that is also tight fitted. Then we strap that outer cover to the trailer so wind doesn't get under the cover.
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