has manufactured boat lift canopy covers for almost ten years and offers a high quality product at a great price. ... read more
Their canopy covers are built to last and feature computer-controlled cutting to ensure a custom fit, high-tenacity thread, and waterproof seams to eliminate leaking. Rush-Co canopy covers are available in two premium marine-grade fabrics: Shelter-Rite, an 18 oz. premium domestic PVC-coated polyester or, new for 2012! WeatherMAX, made from 8 oz. solution-dyed SaturaMax. Both fabrics are regularly tested for tear strength, abrasion resistance, stitch and seam strength, wind whip, etc. and offer industry-leading warranties and a great color selection.
iboats' has Rush-Co's full-line of canopy covers for the leading boat lift manufacturers, such as ShoreStation, ShoreMaster, Hewitt, Newmans and FLOE, plus ten other brands. Each canopy cover includes all necessary attachments and instructions for easy installation. Plus, all Rush-Co canopy covers ship for free to the Continental U.S.!
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Always make sure the boat lift canopy does not have any settling water in the low spots. When water settles, it's usually not by itself. There will be dirt and debris in the puddling water. And, if left that way for a long period of time, ... read more it can cause the canopy to develop a weak spot and cause premature degrading of the material.
Caution #2. When possible, do diligence in keeping the lift canopy void of harsh elements is very important. Grease, cohesive liquids and solids will do major damage to the canopy if not cleaned off immediately. Be aware of certain types of plant and tree sap, these can too, damage the canopy, weaken the material and ultimately ruining the entire piece of fabric.
Caution #3. After you have cleaned the boat lift canopy and it is time to for it to be stored. Make sure the canopy is completely dry before it is folded and put away. Ideally, you want to store the canopy in temperatures above 40 degrees and away from an area where it make become wet from rain or snow.
Caution #4. We all know that our canopy can become quite dirty over time and even from one season to the next. When cleaning the canopy, it is imperative to not use any type of chemicals, abrasive or corrosive cleaners. These types of harmful products can ruin the integrity of the canopy's fabric. If you do not have them professionally cleaned. You may use one of our high quality liquid soaps or dish soap found on your grocery store shelf to clean the canopy and preserve its longevity. Many people will use a pressure washer to assist them in getting out the tough stains.
Caution #5. For those of us who live in areas where we have four season's, especially cold winters with snow, be sure to take down the canopy when it's time to wait for the next boating season.
Caution #6. Hopefully you haven't tried this, but it is part of taking care of the canopy. If transporting the boat lift is required, do not transport the boat lift with the canopy still attached and expect to transport the cover safely.
Caution #7. When adjusting, removing or setting bungee cords, it is important to not let them escape your grip, resulting in a long tear through the fabric, your eye, or body. read less
Determine the type of Lift Canopy I have:If you are in the need of a new boat lift canopy, there are a few steps you can take to determine which canopy you need to ensure you order the correct cover. ... read more The quickest and easiest way to decipher what canopy you have would be to locate the manufacturer tag on the canopy cover. If the tag has been removed, or is unreadable, the next step would be to establish who manufactured the lift frame. Determining the type of lift will point you in the direction of purchasing the correct canopy.
There are several type's of canopy manufacturer's (see list below) that make quality lifts. Each manufacturer makes a different type of frame that requires the correct canopy in order to fit properly. Once you have determined the type of frame you have, it is important to know the size.
How to measure my Canopy: Measuring the canopy frame is pretty simple. Basically, you will want to measure the length and width of the frame. To do this, you will need a measuring tool and ladder to help you. Once you have the correct tools, it is time to start measuring. Begin by measuring the length. When doing so, make sure you measure from the outside edge of the frame and run the tape down the middle- not up and over the top.
To measure the width, you will want to measure the boat lift frame from the inside edge (not the outside edge) of the frame to the other side- just like measuring the length. Do not measure by taking the measuring tool up and over the frame.
If you have any questions about the process, you may contact us and we will assist you.
Iboats.com offers a large variety of canopies from many manufacturers: Beach King, Dock'Rite, Floe, Hewitt, Newmans, Pier Pleasure, Porta-Dock, Shore Station, ShoreMaster, DAKA, DuraLift, Harbor Master, Lakeshore, RidgeLine and Vibo. read less
Detailed infographic showing the most accurate way to measure a boat lift canopy frame to ensure you order the correct canopy cover. ... read more It's a new boating season and you have decided to head up to the lake to get the boat ready for the season. When you get to your boat, you notice that your canopy cover is not in the condition you would like it to be. So, you decide to look into purchasing a new canopy. In order to do this, you need to know what size your canopy cover is. If this is the first cover you have replaced, it is important to know how to measure a boat lift canopy cover to ensure you purchase the correct cover to fit your frame. To do so, you will need a measuring tape to measure the width and height of the frame, pen or pencil to write down your dimensions, and a notepad so you don't forget. Once you have the tools you need, it is time to start measuring.
Measuring the width of the frame: Measure from the inside of the frame beam across the inside to the opposite frame beam. If you own a Hewitt or Great Lakes frame, make sure to measure from the OUTSIDE of the frame, not the inside. Do not run the tape up-and-over the frame!
Measuring the height of the frame: Measure from the outside of the frame beam to the outside of the opposing frame beam. Do not run the tape up-and-over the frame!
If you have any questions, refer to our inforgraphic below or call 1-800-914-1123 to get any clarification needed. We are happy to assist!