Bass Pro Shops® WeatherSafe® Trailer Tite® Standard-Duty Trailerable Boat Covers
I've had this about a month or so now and it is holding up quite well. It is a little bit too big for my Tracker Pro 175TF- it goes from the back all the way to cover the end of the hitch on the trailer.
But it does cover everything that needs to be covered. Due to the engine, the cover does get pushed forward of the very back and some water can get in there, but it's all metal and drains to the outside so there's really no issue.
The straps are way too long which is a good thing as it makes them easy to throw under the boat to the other side. They tighten and loosen easily by hand but don't loosen on their own.
Since it's too long I wouldn't recommend trailering the boat with it on if you had to go very far. It will stay on the boat just fine but getting it secured in the front will be a problem. Again, this just applies to my boat.
It is designed for a boat that is pointed in the front so maybe it wouldn't be as great for a Jon boat.
The fabric is very tightly woven and does hold water. I had a 4-gallon puddle in the middle and it didn't leak into the boat. I'm sure this water resistance will degrade over time but I plan to treat it with the same stuff I use on our tents when the time comes- silicone spray.
My other option was to spend over $400 to get the customer fit cover. While certainly better and trailerable, I just think that's too much to spend on a cover.
I couldn't be happier with this cover. It works well, seems like it's built well out of quality materials and it really does the job. It is, of course, a generic cover so don't expect it to fit your boat perfectly.
April 24, 2014
This cover was just what we needed to cover our 18.5-foot boat. It's roomy enough to cover the motor and everything. Tie-downs keep everything safe and dry. Very happy with it. One suggested improvement would be a built in air chamber that could be inflated to keep water from pooling in the middle at the helm.
April 16, 2014
save you money had it less than a year have 2 holes in it already guess that's what I get for buying junk
March 17, 2014
After reading the reviews I decided to order a boat cover a size larger than my sixteen foot boat in order to cover the trolling motor etc. I had to choose between the 15-17' model and the 16-18 foot model. The online description did not tell me that the 15-17' cover was a type B for a runabout (my style boat) and the 16-18' cover was a type C for a different style boat. This detailed description was on the box that I received the cover in and at that time it was clear that I should have ordered the 15-17' B model. I installed the cover and it works but the cover must be pulled forward so that the reinforced cover panels are over the windshield. As I don't intend to trailer the boat with the cover on I kept the cover and will use it as a rain cover as it wasn't worth the hassle of returning it for a different cover. I previously complained that although I was to receive free shipping, I was charged for additional shipping which was credited to me after I complained. the cover does keep out the rain and leaves and will work for me but Bass Pro Shops should include more info on the cover styles for the consumer to use to purchase the proper cover.
October 16, 2013