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Trailering wth cover 09 Aug 2017 19:33 #1

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Hello all,
I have an Element E18 with the factory mooring cover. Has anyone tried to trailer their boat with this cover on? I am taking the boat to lake about 2 hours away and they are giving rain so I was considering hauling it with the cover on, but I don't want to damage the cover. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Trailering wth cover 09 Aug 2017 19:54 #2

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Don't do it, it's called a mooring cover for a reason. Short trip across town at 25 mph MAYBE...

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Towed my 1800 down the freeway many times with the mooring cover on & never had an issue, It was however a custom made sunbrella cover.

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builderdude wrote: Towed my 1800 down the freeway many times with the mooring cover on & never had an issue, It was however a custom made sunbrella cover.


Same here with my Boston Whaler, but the custom cover has 12 tie down straps. If your cover does not have a good number of straps that attach it to the trailer or boat, follow Jeff's advice.

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No straps anywhere on mine but snaps about every 4" :silly:

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The factory mooring cover on the E18 will get torn to shreds at highway speeds.

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Trailering wth cover 15 Aug 2017 16:31 #7

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Mine has straps on the factory "mooring " cover.
Why is it called a mooring cover when it's impossible to install the straps when the boat is moored at your dock? Unless of course if you are a frogman you can always take a dive in to install those straps.
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Trailering wth cover 15 Aug 2017 16:47 #8

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oakplank wrote: Mine has straps on the factory "mooring " cover.
Why is it called a mooring cover when it's impossible to install the straps when the boat is moored at your dock? Unless of course if you are a frogman you can always take a dive in to install those straps.
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My Boston Whaler cover has a elastic hem and removable straps. For use as a mooring cover I make sure the hem is below the rub rail. I also use two straps for security, one on the bow u-bolt and one going to the motor's anti-cavitation plate. It stays on, even in high winds. For towing I add the rest of the straps that go from the cover to the trailer frame.

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Trailering wth cover 15 Aug 2017 17:03 #9

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I only trailer with the cover on. I would never consider doing it any other way.

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Trailering wth cover 16 Aug 2017 03:08 #10

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I leave my snap on mooring cover on when we travel 50-60 miles round trip every time at 60mph...never an issue, never any snaps loose. Also have a "dust" cover that I have towed with several tie-downs with no problems.
Enjoy!

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