Boat sock/cover

3 months 1 week ago #36474 by kwolfe
Boat sock/cover was created by kwolfe
Hey everyone.  I know this has been mentioned in the past but never really made a topic.  Has anyone here made a inexpensive cover for their ski?  I see Epic now has a sock which looks nice accept that it's $100 and not sure why they made it black with white stripes.  Wouldn't that be warm in the summer sun? 

I really just want one to keep the sun off my two skis.  My OC1 came with a cover already. 

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3 months 1 week ago #36475 by Cerca Trova
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Mississippikayaks.com in Lake Placid NY. I have 3 light blue socks that I paid 70.00 each for. They have held up really well so far.

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3 months 1 week ago #36478 by Epicpaddler
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I've never made one, but I have the Epic sock for my V8pro. I had to keep my boat outside for a couple months while I worked in Maine. It was out of the sun, but I needed to protect the boat from pine sap. It is also nice when traveling to keep stone chips and bugs off the bow.

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3 months 1 week ago #36479 by kwolfe
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Yeah it kind of stink but in the house I live in now, the garage is only 19ft, so both skis and my OC1 live on the fence.  I put them in a place that gets the least sun during the day but I would like to provide some more protection.  

I have plans to lengthen my detached garage but I've got a kitchen to finish remodeling, custom closet to install for my wife and bathroom to gut and redo first.  Ugh, makes me tired thinking about it.  

Might also think about building a long slim roof for the fence also.

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3 months 1 week ago #36493 by waverider
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just make sure you get one for prolonged outdoor storage rather than just a transportation one

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #36495 by agooding2
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I had a cover made out of Tyvek that worked well for outdoor storage on a Kevlar canoe.

I've used a blue tarp but that can seal in moisture so can cause things to rot or water damage.

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #36505 by tve
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For outdoor rack storage (not car-top transport) I buy some 25'x8' 85%+ shade fabric. That's enough for two covers when cut in half length-wise (4' wide shade fabric is not common). Costs about ~$40, need to look around for the cheapest length. I use staples to close the front and back such that it's a bit tensioned and thereby holds, add a dab of silicone glue over the staples and then cut a slit for the rudder. If ambitious, add a flap to go over the rudder. When the ski is on the rack (upside-down) the cover basically hooks in the front, hooks in the back and then the sides hang down, can also be tucked in between ski and rack. Overall provides UV protection more than anything else, which is what I need.
This is the most recent stuff I bought:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYDQMT8

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3 months 1 week ago #36511 by kwolfe
Replied by kwolfe on topic Boat sock/cover
tve, not a bad suggestion.  Also really cheap for two boats.  I've had a shade sail in the past.  That material seem a little abrasive.  I'm sure different brands are different feeling though.  I was just thinking about the windy days and would it scuff the gel coat.

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