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    Paul WhitePaul White
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    Depending on the UV levels where you are, you may decide that having the mast under the cover is better for protecting the external coating on the mast.

    There is an official Weta cover available from Weta dealers  for the mast stowed configuration and also a High UV version (below) which has deeper sides and a longer-lasting material.

    However,¬† an off-the-shelf speedboat cover fits quite well as the width and height of the ama arms on the trolley and the shape overall aren’t far off the speedboat dimensions – and it helps keep the sun off the trolley tyres too.

    kogan14

    http://tinyurl.com/kogan14ft.

    It also comes with loads more quick release straps that go over and under the boat so that I could use it when towing (although I haven’t done so yet).

    I purchased the longer 16″ version as, at the time, it was cheaper than the 14″ (go figure) but it now also covers the front of the trailer too so my ball-cup is kept clean!

    Mast Up Covers
    If you have space to keep your boat fully rigged in the boat park, then a mast up cover will protect the tramps and gelcoat from UV and from prying eyes. However, the mast will still be exposed to UV so consider coating it with clear polyurethane varnish every 2 years or so.

    The French mast-up cover which can also be used on the road trailer with the mast down.
    http://www.weta.fr/tarif/tarif/options/taud-de-parking-de-route.html

    This is the UK version which is made by Rain and Sun

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    You may note that the cover above doesn’t quite cover the sides of the boat or amas and this can lead to a “tide mark” caused by UV on the uncovered section, particularly for coloured hulls. I have written to Sun and Rain and they are willing to add a longer “skirt” to give full protection for an additional ¬£60.00

    Kinder industries in the USA also make a mast up cover

    Over-winter Covers
    Finally there there are custom covers in the USA designed for over-wintering in harsh conditions.

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