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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I buy from CoverQuest?

Since 1997, CoverQuest has helped thousands of customers protect their cars, boats and RVs by providing top quality covers and accessories at great prices. We take pride in helping people protect the cars, trucks, SUVs, boats and RVs they love. That’s why we make it our business to sell only the best products to keep your investment looking like new for years to come.

What material do I need?

The material you choose when ordering your new cover should reflect the type of storage and use the cover will be needed for. Please see our informational Cover Guides for more information on the different materials available.

Still not sure which material is right for you? Contact us, we are more than happy to discus your needs and recommend a specific material. We also send out material samples at no charge!

What fit do I need for my Boat Cover?

When selecting your new Boat Cover you may notice you have several fit options to choose from. Custom Fit Boat Covers are available for select year, make, and models whereas Semi-Custom and Flex Fit covers are available for specific size and styles of boats. When deciding which to order you will want to take into account what the cover will be used for (storage, trailering, mooring etc.). All fits offered are able to be used for storage whether it be on a trailer, lift, or mooring in the water. When it comes to trailering with a cover you will need the Carver or Westland Semi-Custom or any Custom Fit cover. Unfortunately, the Flex Fit is not snug enough to travel with. Whether you are storing, mooring, or trailering with your new cover, it is important to have your cover secured and supported properly, this will not only prolong the life of your cover but help to better protect your boat for years to come. Order your boat cover accessories with the purchase of your new boat cover to receive free shipping on your entire order.

If you would like to see more information on fit, please visit our Boat Cover Guide.

Do CoverQuest covers breathe?

YES! All of the covers we offer are breathable. It is very important when selecting a cover that it be breathable. If a cover is not breathable, moisture evaporating off the ground or from the boat can get trapped under the cover and create mold, mildew, and rust. Beware of materials described as “Waterproof”, all waterproof materials are coated which cause them to be non-breathable.

What is the difference between Waterproof and Water Repellant covers?

Breathability is the biggest difference. Waterproof fabrics are often coated with rubber or plasticized synthetic resins making them non-breathable and subject to cracking in extreme heat or cold conditions. All waterproof materials will not only block all moisture out but it will hold it in as well. When rain water starts to evaporate off the ground below it will become trapped under a waterproof cover creating mold, mildew, and rust. All CoverQuest covers are 100% water repellant and 100% breathable. Our covers are treated with a marine grade water repellency that allows them to shed water while any moisture in the boat will be able to breathe and evaporate back out.

How do I care for my cover?

Protect your investment by following our care tips for your cover.

  • Avoid letting water, snow, or debris stand on the cover. The use of support poles or a y-strap support system will help prevent this and allow water to drain off the cover.
  • Always tie the cover down securely. When trailering, use heavy duty tie-down straps. Avoid using bungee cords that can stretch causing damage to the cover and to your boat’s finish.
  • Take the precaution of padding windshields, trolling motors, depth finders, etc. to give the cover added strength around stress areas.
  • Keep your cover looking its best by regularly brushing away any loose dirt with a soft brush, then rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Clean your cover every 8-10 months as necessary using a solution of lukewarm water and a mild soap such as Ivory. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry.
  • Always allow cover to dry thoroughly before folding for storage.
  • We highly recommend 303 Fabric & Vinyl Cleaner which is safe and effective. Be aware that repeated cleanings can diminish the water repellency of marine canvas. 303 High Tech Fabric Guard will restore water repellency to factory-new levels.

Will my cover come with an outboard motor cover?

All Carver covers for boats with outboard motors will come with a motor cover. Carver Semi-Custom Fit covers will have an attached motor cover with the exception of pontoon covers which will come with a separate motor cover. Custom Fit covers will come with a motor cover, some attached, some separate. Contact us for specfic motor cover specifications.

How long before I receive my order?

In stock covers ship the same day if ordered before 3 PM EST. Most non stock covers will ship within 3-10 business days. All covers shipped within the US deliver within 5 days or less, depending on your location. If you need to expedite your non stock order please contact us to add a manufacturer expedite, this will have your cover ship within 2-3 business days depending on the manufacturer. Please feel free to call us, we would be happy to take your order over the phone to insure it is delivered in time. View more information on manufacturing and shipping times.

The frame for my bimini top is still good, do you sell the canvas only (vice versa)?

If you are looking for a replacement canvas for a square tube pontoon top 8’-10’ long, we have it! These canvases are guaranteed to work with any manufacturers frame by using zippered sleeves and adjustment buckle straps to secure around your existing frame. Please see our replacement pontoon canvas page for more information. We also offer replacement storage boots for these tops.

If you do not have a square tube pontoon top we can still sell the canvas and frames separately. However, we cannot guarantee them to work with another manufacturers frame or canvas. All bimini top canvases and frames are built differently according to each manufacturer. If your existing top was manufactured by Carver or Westland Industries, all we need is the part number from the tag on the canvas which will tell us the size of top that you have. Please call to order separate canvases or frames.

My boat is not listed, do you have a cover/bimini top for it?

We offer covers for thousands of boats but do not have every single year, make, and model listed. If you are unable to find your boat make, model, or year listed you can:

1. Use our Style Finder to choose your boats style and input your dimensions to see material options and pricing immediately.

2. Email us at We are happy to help you find the right cover!

3. Call us! We are here to assist you Monday-Friday 9-5 Eastern Time. Our toll free number is 1-888-726-9300.

4. Live chat with us!

Will your Boat Covers work when a Bimini Top is mounted to the boat?

Yes! Our covers will work when the bimini top is folded down lying against the gunnels. Most biminis will protrude above the gunnels about 4”-6”, our covers are made to accommodate for this.

Can these covers be used for mooring?

Most of our covers are designed for trailering and storage, however they can be used for mooring when paired with a pack of our suction cup tie downs or mooring bags. Suction cup tie downs suction to the side of the boat while toggle ball ties fasten to tie down loops sewn along the hem of the cover. Mooring Bags are able to be filled with sand and will hold your cover in place during high winds. Suction cup tie downs and mooring bags also work great for boats on lifts!

Does CoverQuest offer “Snap-on" or "Partial/Cockpit" Boat Covers?

The Boat Covers that we offer are full covers that snug about 3-6 inches below the boats rub rail around the entire hull. We do not offer snap on or partial covers, these are usually OEM or custom shop items.

Can your Boat Covers be used for trailering?

Yes, our Custom and Semi-Custom covers are suitable for trailering in all materials offered when properly tied down. Please be sure to check-out our boat cover tie down kits and installation instructions to be ready for your next trip!

Note: When trailering always use heavy duty tie downs, never bungees. These will allow the cover to flap and move in high winds causing damage to the cover and boat in most cases. Also, the first two Shoretex fabric options are not trailerable.

How do your Boat Covers secure to the boat?

Covers will either come with a shock cord or draw rope sewn into the hem that will snug about 3”-6” below your boats rub rail. All covers will have tie down loops sewn every 2’-3’ around the hem. You will use these loops to secure the cover either with straps, or another form of tie downs depending on the intended use of the cover.

Note: When trailering always use heavy duty tie downs, never bungees. These will allow the cover to flap and move in high winds causing damage to the cover and boat in most cases.

How long does it take to assemble and mount a Bimini Top?

It takes the average person about an hour. We have detailed instructions on how to assemble and mount your new bimini top as well as videos. We also have the option to order your top Pre-Assembled and ready-to-mount.

Do I need tie downs and support poles?

We highly recommend support poles and tie downs with the use of any cover. These will not only help prolong the life of your cover but help to protect your boat for years to come. When a cover is pulled taunt by straps and open areas are supported with a pole or support system it can change the whole fit and overall performance of a cover. Allowing water to pool on a cover can be damaging not only to the cover but to the boat as well.

Does CoverQuest ship internationally?

Yes! We ship to Canada via USPS. Rates can be viewed on the Manufacturing and Shipping page. Please contact us via email or phone (1-888-726-9300) for shipping rates to any other countries.

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5 Stars All Around - their customer service team is second to none! I had many questions before placing my order, and I think I must have spoken to every representative at CoverQuest. Each one was even nicer than the last - what a pleasant surprise!
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Fantastic bimini! I ordered a "custom" size because I wanted better sun covereage on my Seadoo Challenger. I went with the 96" and I also wanted more height so that I could stand beneath it and went with the 48" height. I arrived one day early and I installed it that day with my son. Everything went well, we took it out on the lake on a windy day and all performed great! Now we have a beautiful bimini with a great cover that makes the boat look new again! Thank you!
Bo Sandulescu StarStarStarStarStar
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Had a great experience when I placed my order and when I called to ask how to get cover over both side mirrors. Was given good instructions. Love my car cover and its quality.
Dewey Bennett StarStarStarStarStar
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My third purchase and I've been very pleased with all! Great quality. Prompt delivery. Fair pricing
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Excellent fit - just like it was especially made for our boat. The customer service was outstanding. It was less than 1/2 price of local fabric shops. I will highly recommend Cover Quest. Thank you.
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Dealing with Quest was a pleasant experience. I initially ordered a RV cover that was too small. Quest readily made the exchange for a larger size for a very modest cost. The cover is a great fit, much better than the covers I had bought previously, and I'm optimistic it will last longer as well since it is made of sun resistant material.
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Had my cover for a little over a month now. It fits better than I expected, especially after installing the supports which were ordered along with it. I had a few questions about how to use my support system, and the staff was able to address all of my concerns and explain to me how to use the straps along with the pole to create a high point in the cover so water could run off. Overall an excellent experience, would recommend them in the future.
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Great company - appreciated all the help they gave me in making my purchase decision. After my dad saw how great my Bimini looked, he called and ordered one too!
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The girl on the phone was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Recommended the correct cover and fit for the RV trailer. Incredibly fast delivery I was amazed that it was there the next day when I got home from work.
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I think you guys did a great job. A lady I spoke with on the phone when ordering was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable when I was looking for a cover for my Carver Bimini cover. You guys made one and shipped it out in a very timely fashion. And it fit perfectly. I definitely recommend you guys to any of my friends looking for covers etc. Thanks
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Ordered my new cover on Friday, arrived at my house on Tuesday. Great service. Have not installed it yet, but looks to be of good quality. Would highly recommend CoverQuest.
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Honest feedback and a major help in choosing the right cover! Highly professional and low pressure. A pleasure to deal with - everything was as hoped for!
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Took the cover out of the box soon as I got home, it sure fits like a glove. Very happy with my purchase. I tried to get one custom built the same exact way and they wanted $975 for the exact same cover made out of the exact same material. I'm very very pleased with my purchase.
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Why CoverQuest?

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Custom and Semi-Custom products for all styles and sizes manufactured with quality fabrics and superior workmanship.

At CoverQuest™, we are readily available to ensure you find the right fit and fabric for your cover.