Cover for 1987 Super Sport Limited 17 — Moderated Discussion Areas

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posted 08-16-2013 10:48 AM ET (US) Hello. I just purchased a 1987 Super Sport Limited 17. I have been trolling this site for a long time and am pumped to be a Whaler owner. Want to say thanks for all the discussion and reference as it was very helpful throughout the process, on everything from VRO connect and disconnect to the benefits and drawbacks of the Limited model. I have a wife and two youngsters, and it’s a great fit for us. That said, this is my first boat. I am unable to go Mills at a cost of $900 for a cover, so I have been looking into some less expensive options. The majority of these websites have exact fit covers for the boat from years 1988-1991. I am trying to figure out if this will work on my 1987 also? That is, I cannot tell the difference (from looking at pictures) between the 1987 and 1988. I will use this for mooring a few times a year but the boat will mostly be trailered to and from inland lakes in the Milwaukee area. I’d like a cover for it for the winter and even while it sits in the garage in between uses. Thanks for any advice you can provide on any differences between these models.


posted 08-17-2013 09:43 AM ET (US) If you only moor your boat a few times per year I would skip buying a mooring cover. Covers used for dry storage and for trailering can be the same cover. Trailering/dry storage covers are not very useful as mooring covers due to the tie-down straps having to be removed or otherwise dealt with to keep them out of the water on a mooring.

I’ve had excellent results from Carver Industries for my two Boston Whalers. Go to their web site for contact information. They may be able to tell you if their custom 1988 cover will fit your 1987 boat. They were able to tell me their 190 Montauk cover designed for a Montauk with a bow rail would be satisfactory for my Montauk without a bow rail. They did not offer a 190 Montauk cover designed for a non-bow rail Montauk.

Carver does not sell to individuals so if you decide to buy a Carver Cover you’ll have to select a retailer from their list. I’ve bought my three Carver Covers from Discount Boat Covers at and the prices and service were excellent for all the covers over several years.

posted 08-19-2013 07:55 PM ET (US) I’ve got a Westland Exact Fit cover for my 1985 Momtauk that I would strongly recommend. It can be used for mooring as it has the drawstring, but also stays in place going 70+ MPH down the interstate. It’s thick material and, on the rare occasion the boat stays outside overnight, it keeps it clean.

The previous owner of the boat kept it outside and always used this same cover and he got about 4 years out of it before needing replacement.

It’s custom fit for the classic 17′ hull, but more specifically it is fit for the Montauk. I’m not sure if they sell one for the 17 SS Limited or not.

posted 08-20-2013 11:12 PM ET (US) Thanks to both of you for your replies. Butch, I have looked at the Westland covers and that is part of what prompted me to ask about the differences, as Westland website says they fit the boat for years 1988-91. I have since contacted Boston Whaler directly and got a response indicating that there is no difference for any of the SSL models. It’s good to know that you’ve had success with them. I was unsure about whether or not I’d be able to secure it for the few times that I leave it overnight in the water, as I though they were only secured by straps.

Carver 33 Super Sport boat

Jefe, I have not come across the Carver Covers so I will definitely check them out before I do anything. There is one local reputable place that does custom covers using Aqualon for $595. Other places have been anywhere from $750-900. Thanks again!


posted 08-21-2013 07:11 PM ET (US) MT,

The Carver Covers also incorporate a drawstring in the hem. It is for trailering but would also serve just as well for mooring. The Carver tie-down system consists of approximately three inch loops sewn every few feet around the perimeter (hem) of the cover. For dry storage/trailering several straps with buckles are provided to allow the cover to be tightened on the boat by running the straps through the hem loops and securing them to the trailer frame. As per Carver’s instructions I loop the straps in the hem loops to more or less fix them there. I them cut the straps to a convenient length for use and that’s it.

If I were going to use the cover on a mooring I would remove the straps and that would leave the hem loops well above the waterline.

I can’t recommend Aqualon for a cover material. Sunbrella is the only material I recommend. Opinions on suitable cover materials for a marine environment differ so I recommend you look into the matter carefully befor choosing to use a fabric such as Aqualon.

Carver 33 Super Sport boat

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