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  1. Lisa

    Lisa

    Joined Oct 12, 2017
    71 posts, 19 likes
    Catalina 310
    323 US Middle River, Md
    Our boat came with a winter cover and was kinda excited about that. Put it on this morning and I can same I’m not near as excited as I was. What a project. Still not sure I got the puzzle figured out on the stern.

    I don’t think I’ll do that again.

    Anyone want a 3 piece winter cover?

    Mike
     


  2. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,422 posts, 527 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    It's a project. Take heart. Taking it down is much easier!
     


  3. SawyerCurt

    SawyerCurt

    Joined Dec 16, 2011
    146 posts, 14 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Atlantic Highlands
    Mike - There are multiple types of covers for the C310. For example, I currently have a one-piece, mast-down cover that requires a frame be constructed. I am in the process of purchasing a multi-piece mast-up cover that attaches to the boom. You may want to provide some more details on your type of cover if you are serious about selling. :)
     


  4. Lisa

    Lisa

    Joined Oct 12, 2017
    71 posts, 19 likes
    Catalina 310
    323 US Middle River, Md
    as stated above, 3 piece cover, mast up
     

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  5. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,757 posts, 174 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    As stated, it will go up easier next time. Last fall my wife bought me a custom 3pc cover for our O'day 25. The maker installed it. I took it down in the spring after I took a lot of photos.
    I put it on for the winter last week. Only took 1 1/2 hours.
    One trick when I took it down was to leave the lines where I found them or re tied them to where I found them. That really helped in putting it back on.
     


  6. Mike Mc

    Mike Mc

    Joined Feb 9, 2005
    24 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 310
    US City Island, New York City
    My three piece cover IMG_20151030_181248697_HDR.jpg IMG_20151030_162118981.jpg goes on in a couple of hours, comes off in one. I love it.
     


  7. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,576 posts, 685 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    My guess is the benefits of covering during the off season far outweigh the hassle of installing one.
     


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  8. Lisa

    Lisa

    Joined Oct 12, 2017
    71 posts, 19 likes
    Catalina 310
    323 US Middle River, Md
    That looks like a nice fit. Do you find any marks on the hull from the cover flapping in the wind all winter? That is one of my concerns.

    Mike
     


  9. iSailor

    iSailor

    Joined Oct 17, 2011
    205 posts, 7 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Chesapeake (Middle River, MD)
    cover.jpg here is my 2 piece cover. Fairly easy to install, typically an hour or so with 2 people, but does not cover the transom.
     


  10. SawyerCurt

    SawyerCurt

    Joined Dec 16, 2011
    146 posts, 14 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Atlantic Highlands
    I posed this under a different thread, but if you want to see a cover that is a pain (3+ hours) to put on every year and requires the mast to come down, here is mine...[​IMG]
     


  11. 2 OLD PIRATES

    2 OLD PIRATES

    Joined May 2, 2012
    176 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 310
    Ca Toronto
    Curt .......... that cover looks like one of the best I've seen around. I have the mast off every year anyway. Like to check it out. It seems to be a one piece cover. The one I'm having made is in 3 sections with a door at the transom.
    Cheers
    2 Old Pirates
     


  12. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,576 posts, 685 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    That must get tricky on the water!
     


  13. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    349 posts, 122 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    Are you a first time boat owner? Veterans expect to spend at least 20 hours of work for each hour of pleasant sailing. ;)
    And don’t even think about calculating the cost per hour.
     


  14. Doug4bass

    Doug4bass

    Joined Jun 9, 2004
    608 posts, 62 likes
    Catalina 385
    US Marquette. Mi
    Here’s mine.....labeled nicely on all corners.
    Makes it easy to sort when the three pieces come out of the bags. Bout 2 hours.
     

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  15. iSailor

    iSailor

    Joined Oct 17, 2011
    205 posts, 7 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Chesapeake (Middle River, MD)
    not really. We just start at the bow and work our way to the stern....but I do not attempt this on a windy day :)
     


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  16. 2 OLD PIRATES

    2 OLD PIRATES

    Joined May 2, 2012
    176 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 310
    Ca Toronto
    Hey Doug ....... that looks like quite a nice cover. Two Toned !!! Quality looks great and the design well done. Are there sand bags attached to the vertical ropes?
    Cheers
    2 Old Pirates
     


  17. AwwShucks

    AwwShucks

    Joined Dec 29, 2017
    7 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 310
    Aww Shucks US Middle River
    Lisa / Mike

    If you are interested in selling cover I would gladly purchase. I'm down the road from you in Edwards Boat Yard. Let me know and look forward to seeing you in the spring.

    Mike
     


  18. CTS

    CTS

    Joined Dec 5, 2017
    30 posts, 11 likes
    Catalina 27
    us pa
    Sounds good. Not sure when we'll be down again, but I'll let you know and you can come check it out before we pull it off.

    Mike
     


  19. Doug4bass

    Doug4bass

    Joined Jun 9, 2004
    608 posts, 62 likes
    Catalina 385
    US Marquette. Mi
    Nope......just tied off onto the cradle. Shipshape in Duluth, Mi.
     


  20. PGUTIERREZ

    PGUTIERREZ

    Joined Jul 29, 2006
    24 posts, 6 likes
    -Catalina -2000 36'
    US Pepin, WI
    My Catalina 36 came with a “southern two piece” cover, meaning just long enough to be 2-3 inches above toe rail. I assume for ventilation. Boating on the upper Mississippi River (straight East of Rochester, MN) where boats are on the hard for six months, I like protecting gel coat from ice, minimizing UV exposure on hull, I had Ship Shape from Duluth extend the top covers to go one foot below toe rail, build a two piece skirt that covers the water line and a walk out transom cover. Takes 4-5 hours to go on, it gets easier every year. Takes patience, following Ship Shape’s instructions and a sturdy ladder. IMHO, worth it to protect the investment. Ship Shape was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Have a nice web sight with install video.
     

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