Re: Winter Storage Covers
My boat winters in the water. The first winter I used heavy duty tarps and all... not the best solution. AT the boat show we saw boat covers... and bought from one that hit all the right notes: durable stitching, functional features, robust zippers, easy access from port or stbd, and unbeatable warranty.
After two winters the cover is paid for in shrink wrap dollars, works beautiful. Yeah, the cover is worth more than the hull it protects, but never mind that. Ours is the economical toe rail cover, there has been no need to anchor with ballasted jugs over the side or tie under the hull (harder with our twin keeler). Catch them at a boat show, get the show discount, and you'll have a new cover for next season. I see no reason why this won't last a solid ten or more years.
Vivacity 24 twin keel
Johnson O/B 9.9