Boat Cover Supports - Wood Bows or Slat Sockets
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Slat sockets were ordered to match the existing sockets on my boat. Picture on-line matched sockets previously ordered, but when the new sockets were received, they were of a different design. I'm sure they would be adequate, but I will return them and re-purchase somewhere else.
June 16, 2010
I recently bought a set of Boat Cover Bow Support Sockets. I easily installed them on my bass boat and they have performed their vital function without a hitch!!!
I needed the bow supports because my boat cover was allowing pockets of rain water to collect in the excess cover fabric. I bought two 8 foot fiberglass bows and have installed them on my boat...one in the center and the other in the aft 1/3rd of the boat. The tent-like structure created by the bows easily repells all rain and heavy dew from the boat cover which will undoubtedly extend the service life of the cover and will help prevent mold and discoloration.
Without the chromed bow sockets, the bows would not work.
I ordered the sockets onIine because I bought the boat cover bows at the Bass Pro Shop store in Las Vegas in the morning but the bow sockets were out of stock. While driving back to San Diego, I stopped at the Rancho Cucamonga Bass Pro Shop store later that afternoon only to find that they too were out of stock. I did however achieve a bass fisherman's fantasy... visiting 2 Bass Pro shop stores in one day!!!!
May 31, 2011
if my cover just sat perfectly still this might work. but i added a tarp for winter and the support has collapsed. get the fiberglass instead of the wooden stays.
November 25, 2010
wood try to fin different kind.
they are ok but they could be a little deeper throat. when you throw trap over they tend to fall out have to reach under and put back in slots.
April 10, 2011