A Fisher Boat Cover is designed for protection of a boat over the winter season. They are designed to fit low on the hull. All covers are made of 12 oz cotton canvas treated with Army Duck.
All Covers have a draw rope in the hem and tie down loops sewn into the hem as well to help hold the cover in place over the long winter. Vents are standard in all Fisher Boat Covers.
There are pairs of heavy duty webbing loops sewn into the bottom of the cover spaced approx. every 4'-5'. Tie off the right side loop to the corresponding left loop. Each pair ties off individually (don't lace them up). There is also a drawstring sewn into the bottom of the cover that you pull and tie off in the bow. This is for added secureness. We also install grommets in the bow in which you do lace up.
You will need approximately 100' of rope per every 20' of boat.
Be sure to have padding material on hand to soften sharp/ rough edges on the boat (carpet scraps, heavy cardboard, etc.)
If your cover does not have support pockets, then you will need to construct a support frame for your cover. The suggest material is either wood or PCV pipe.
DO NOT UNROLL THE COVER ON THE GROUND!
Cushion all sharp areas with padding (antennae brackets, outriggers, etc.)
Roll out the cover on top of the boat per instructions stenciled on the cover. When you receive the cover from our warehouse, the instructions will be visible on the outside of the cover. When rolled out, the instruction stencil will be located on the inside, center of the cover. (Reinforcement bands are on the inside of the cover as well).
Tie rope from one loop to another, do not lace. Make sure each set of ropes are snug but not pulled tight.
Pull draw rope tight and tie off at the front. (draw rope is sewn into the hem of the cover along the water line).
Lace up the front of the cover, making sure the flap is single against the hull.
Cover must be dry and free of moisture (this allows for the cover to have a long life)
Remove 2”x 4” supports (if you have them) and untie ropes from one side of the cover, leaving the other end of ropes tied.
Work cover up one side of the boat and over the top. When you have the cover to one side, drop the cover to the ground. Be sure the cover drops free of the boat and does not snag any sharp corners.
Roll cover up so that the stencil on the side is showing (you will know where to start next year)
Store cover in a dry, moisture- free area. Do not leave the cover on the ground or on a concrete pad, this will cause the cover to rot.
The best place to store the cover is in the rafter of a garage. If this is not possible, you can store the cover on a pallet or in a plastic tote with a tight fitting lid.
If the cover needs to be repaired, you should have this done as soon as possible, please do not wait until last minute. Any canvas shop should be equipped to repair your cover or it can be returned to our facility for genuine FISHER service.
Do not leave your cover outdoors for an extended period while it is off the boat.
The Cover must be exposed to sunlight to allow for proper drying Keeping the boat covered under trees is NOT recommended
Center Consoles (without hard/ “T” tops)- We recommend putting a upside down “U” brace or “T” shaped brace around the console for the 2x4’s to rest on (customer can use their judgment as to what material to use).
Boats with a walkthrough windshield, the front 2x4 should rest on a “spreader board” which is situated horizontally on top of the back 2x4’s (picture can be seen in gallery).
Do not use the draw rope to lace up the grommets in the bow, a separate piece of ¼” rope is needed. The draw rope is for added security and should tie off in the front
When inserting the 2x4’s into the pockets, insert them carefully standing on end to allow for the cover to be more taught.
Place a piece of wood between the two 2x4s to keep them parallel to each other. This piece of wood can be 1”x 1” and a nail can be used to secure it to the 2x4s through the grommet. The purpose is to keep the boards separated should there be a buildup of snow/rain.