Purchasing a Replacmenent Boat Lift Canopy
It is a given, no one can wait for the sun and the warm rays to become a daily occurrence. And boaters are no different. A sunny day is the perfect reason to take the boat out on the water but with that comes the harmful effects of the sun as well. So, let us not forget the sunblock, sunglasses, and protective wear. But what about the boat? She also needs protection. This is where a nifty cover that shades the sun’s rays off the boat will come in handy.
Better yet are the boat lifts that provide a framework for a fabric canopy. These boat lifts allow the boater to drive up and onto the lift much like driving a car into a garage. They then raise the boat out of the water where it is sheltered under the boat lift canopy. Manufacturers of boatlifts such as Shoresmaster®
all provide options for attaching a canopy to their boat lifts. The boat lift covers themselves that fit around the framework, are generally made of a synthetic material that withstands the elements surprisingly well. Although these covers can and do break down over time, fortunately they are also very replaceable.
The boatlift dealer or boatlift manufacturers are not the only sources for a replacement boatlift canopy. Replacement boat lift canopy covers do not appear interchangeable between manufacturers, however there are alternate options that will provide the same function, style, and satisfaction as an OEM part. Therefore, if one is in the market for a Shoremaster boat lift canopy, a Hewitt boat lift canopy, a Shorestation boat lift canopy or a Floe boat lift canopy, Go2Marine stocks aftermarket boat lift canopy cover replacements for all major boat lift companies from the reputable canopy manufacturer Shoretex®
A substantial amount of design goes into a canopy used for a boat lift because they not only keep the harmful rays from the sun from damaging the boat and the boat hardware, but the cover must also be durable to withstand the constant onslaught of mother nature. The replacement canopies are available in various fabrics of which some are also waterproof thus making a most convenient dry storage area for the boat.
Below is a list of the various fabrics currently available:
All fabrics have a 5 year pro-rated Manufactuer Warranty and all have UV, Mold, & Mildew Inhibitors.
| || SHELTERITE VINYL || HYDROFEND || HARBORTIME || RECWATER |
|Weight||18 oz.||8 oz.||12 oz.||19 oz.|
| Material||Vinyl Coated polyester yarn||Solution Dyed polyester fiber||Soution dyed polyester Hybrid||Acrylic fibers with PVC undercoat|
|Surface Appearance||Flat Matte||Matte Cloth||Matte Cloth||Cloth|
| Water Repellency ||Waterproof||Water Repellent||High Water Repellent||Waterproof|
|Strength / Abrasion Resistance|
|Installation Removal Storage Ease|
| Cleanability |
| High Wind Application|
Shelter-Rite(Good) is a Made in America, quality vinyl product using heavy-duty, tightly woven polyester fibers for excellent tear, puncture & abrasion resistance. The high performance vinyl formulation keeps the vinyl pliable, crack and peel resistant while being UV, mold and mildew resistant. The 18 oz. weight combined with heat-sealed welded seams make Shelter-Rite vinyl the most durable vinyl in the marine industry and the flat matte, smooth finish makes clean up easy.
Hydrofend marine fabric proudly made in the USA delivers up to six times the water resistance of uncoated fabrics. Right from the start Hydrofend was engineered to better repel water and provide better breathability than other fabrics. Hydrofend is made from solution-dyed polyester to ensure lasting color and durability. The underside coating prevents abrasion while the woven top gives an attractive, outward look. Hydrofend boat fabric is armed with a high double rub count as well as excellent tear and break strength.
RECwater (Best) marine canvas is made using solution-dyed acrylic fibers coated with PVC on top to make it absolutely waterproof. Both the PVC and acrylic fibers share the same dye joining the elegance and performance of material and fiber. RECwater fabric will not crack or roll, maintains excellent dimensional stability and has excellent fade resistance. The 16 oz. per yard RECwater is UV stable and treated with anti-microbial deterrents to combat mold and mildew for extended cover life.
The replacement boatlift tops, or better known as canopies, are available in kit form that includes the required hardware to attach the new canopy among other things. So, one should consider a boat lift canopy to not only protect the boat but also to keep her looking her best, ship shape and in Bristol fashion. And there is no better place to purchase the new boat lift canopy that from Go2Marine.com.