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Old     (bhyatt_ohp)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-09-2012, 11:32 AM Reply   
My covered/carport boat storage isn't going to pan out this year for my VLX and I'm not really excited about the idea of paying $20+ per foot to get my boat shrink-wrapped or paying monthly fees at a storage facility. I did a search on TheMalibuCrew for plastic wrap and found a thread where a guy used U-Haul 80 gauge plastic wrap to wrap a boat for transport cross country. He said it was beginning to tatter some after 1200 miles, but worked great.

I have the stock Malibu ratchet cover, but it lets water in around the tower mounts and isn't completely waterproof after 5 season of use. My thought would be to plastic wrap the boat first, then put the cover over it for added protection. If I did two sections of the wrap, bow to top of windshield, then transom to top of windshield with a single wrap/seam where the two meet, it would allow water to roll off instead of collect under the next wrap section - same idea as roofing shingles. The plastic wrap is 80 gauge and you can get 20inch x 1000ft roll for $21.80. I know it looks a bit tacky, but come springtime I'd feel much better taking a box cutter to $20 of material vs. a $400+ shrink wrap job. Has anyone ever done something like this? Thoughts?


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