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    Options- Aftermarket GP1800 Ski Cover

    Hey folks,

    I picked up a new to me 2017 GP1800 today and would really like to find a cover for it. I found the factory cover but would prefer to find something cheaper if possible. Can anyone recommend an aftermarket cover? I did search prior to posting.

    thanks


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    You get what you pay for. There are online sellers that sell the oem cover for around 200 bucks

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    I wouldn't have anything other than a OEM cover


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    What about the gp with aftermarket bars does the oem cover still fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtile04 View Post
    What about the gp with aftermarket bars does the oem cover still fit
    Good question.....maybe someone will chime in on that one.....

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    I used to swear by OEM covers, but no more! Kawasaki covers and Yamaha covers are made by Commercial Sewing, in Torrington, CT. They changed materials years ago from Sunbrella to Surlast. The Surlast covers simply don't hold up.

    Here's a cover that I bought, new--old stock, after about 3 years of use:



    Last weekend we had some fairly high winds, gusts almost to 50 MPH. My aftermarket covers stayed on, my OEM covers came off.

    I'm switching over the the 600 Denier aftermarket covers found on Ebay. A fraction of the cost, easier to put on, they stay on in wind, they are much more waterproof than factory covers, and they'll last a couple of years. They really are not towable, but you should never tow your 'Ski with the cover on anyway. The only negative thing I've found is that they can dull the finish on the front compartment. This can be alleviated by installing a piece of felt inside the cover.

    Oh, yea. When I contacted Commercial Sewing to complain, they basically told me to pound sand. If you choose to contact them, give them my regards! Tell them you saw their crappy cover posted here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    I used to swear by OEM covers, but no more! Kawasaki covers and Yamaha covers are made by Commercial Sewing, in Torrington, CT. They changed materials years ago from Sunbrella to Surlast. The Surlast covers simply don't hold up.

    Here's a cover that I bought, new--old stock, after about 3 years of use:



    Last weekend we had some fairly high winds, gusts almost to 50 MPH. My aftermarket covers stayed on, my OEM covers came off.

    I'm switching over the the 600 Denier aftermarket covers found on Ebay. A fraction of the cost, easier to put on, they stay on in wind, they are much more waterproof than factory covers, and they'll last a couple of years. They really are not towable, but you should never tow your 'Ski with the cover on anyway. The only negative thing I've found is that they can dull the finish on the front compartment. This can be alleviated by installing a piece of felt inside the cover.

    Oh, yea. When I contacted Commercial Sewing to complain, they basically told me to pound sand. If you choose to contact them, give them my regards! Tell them you saw their crappy cover posted here.
    Thanks a ton Steve. Just placed my order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    ... My aftermarket covers stayed on, my OEM covers came off.

    I'm switching over the the 600 Denier aftermarket covers found on Ebay. A fraction of the cost, easier to put on, they stay on in wind, they are much more waterproof than factory covers, and they'll last a couple of years.

    They really are not towable, but you should never tow your 'Ski with the cover on anyway. The only negative thing I've found is that they can dull the finish on the front compartment. This can be alleviated by installing a piece of felt inside the cover.
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    Any particular seller or brand on eBay?

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    Jet tribe. Don't think they make one for our skis yet but they look awesome

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    https://www.jettribe.com/yamaha-wave...ss-pwc-jetski/

    I should call them and see if this one fits anyways. One of the best covers I've seen for a yami at least

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