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  1. Lisa

    Lisa

    Joined Oct 12, 2017
    70 posts, 19 likes
    Catalina 310
    323 US Middle River, Maryland 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
    2,962 posts, 260 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY Greenport, NY
    It's a project. Take heart. Taking it down is much easier!
     


  3. SawyerCurt

    SawyerCurt

    Joined Dec 16, 2011
    128 posts, 4 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Atlantic Highlands, NJ 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
    70 posts, 19 likes
    Catalina 310
    323 US Middle River, Maryland Middle River, Md
    as stated above, 3 piece cover, mast up
     

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  5. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,482 posts, 94 likes
    Oday 25
    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
    4,009 posts, 425 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
    70 posts, 19 likes
    Catalina 310
    323 US Middle River, Maryland 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
    201 posts, 3 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
    128 posts, 4 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Atlantic Highlands, NJ 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
    169 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 310
    Ca Ontario 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
    4,009 posts, 425 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    That must get tricky on the water!
     


  13. Larry -- DH

    Larry -- DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    177 posts, 60 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
    484 posts, 32 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
    201 posts, 3 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
    169 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 310
    Ca Ontario 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
     



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