new cockpit cover - 1998 215 express

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  1. jssearay

    jssearay Member

    92
    Mar 7, 2019
    central ohio
    1998 sea ray 215 express cruiser
    5.7 mercruiser w/alpha 1, trailer boat, fresh water usage
    looking into the purchase of a 1998 sea ray 215 express cruiser (as previously discussed), and i may have to factor the price of a new cockpit cover in the deal.....can anyone give me any suggestions on where is the best place to purchase said cover.........i have searching the internet, and i believe a cockpit cover with snaps, custom made, will run between $600 and $800........any help will be appreciated............thanks
     
  2. Buckeye Boater

    Buckeye Boater Member

    701
    Jun 19, 2007
    Wooster, OH
    215 Weekender 2006
    Merc 5.0 MPI 260 HP
    I believe that in a previous discussion you mentioned you were in Ohio. There are some Amish canvas/tarp shops in our area that do quality work. They have done some minor maintenance work on my mooring cover - restitched seams, replaced Velcro, etc. - at very a very reasonable cost. A few years ago I had them quote a complete cover - bow to stern, down to rubrail - and they were competitive. I just never pulled the trigger for other reasons. I would suggest finding someone local you can work with.
     
  3. yobub

    yobub Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    241
    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's
    Over the years I have bought pre-made covers and custom covers. The custom covers from a good local canvas shop can last a long time and fit correctly, so they last longer and do a better job of keeping your boat dry. Not everyone has a selection of canvas shops in their area, so it depends on your geography.

    Another.alternative, if available, is some of the companies that make canvas to the original sea ray specs. You can get a good fit this way as well. Some are sponsors here, but availability varies by specific model and year.
     
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  4. jssearay

    jssearay Member

    92
    Mar 7, 2019
    central ohio
    1998 sea ray 215 express cruiser
    5.7 mercruiser w/alpha 1, trailer boat, fresh water usage
    thanks casey....................
     
  5. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Great Lakes more than likely made it for your model. To verify and quote I would need more details and your HIN. I think I ran a quote on a 1997 and believe the price was below what you were saying. PM me here or call me at the office after the weekend. You can get my info at www.covemarine.com. We are also one of the sponsors here.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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  6. jssearay

    jssearay Member

    92
    Mar 7, 2019
    central ohio
    1998 sea ray 215 express cruiser
    5.7 mercruiser w/alpha 1, trailer boat, fresh water usage
    kevin, if by great lakes you mean great lakes boat top company, yes......i looked it up there..........price looked to be on sale for about $580 plus shipping......................will let you know.............thanks
     
  7. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    If you ran your HIN with them then you know it's available - If you do not have a match then we may be able to get one that fits - it may just come without a guaranteed fit.

    Also, two things to keep in mind... 1) Their sale is coming to an end this week and 2) as a distributor our prices are not the same as their quotes. Good news is that we are generally less expensive with the discounts we offer through CSR. :)

    Please feel free to reach out when you are ready to order or if you have any other questions.

    -Kevin
     
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