Standard use Laser deck covers come in three types of material. Sunbrella which is acrylic and holds up to the sun’s UV well, breathes well, but is generally recommended for storage covers only, as the material does not hold up well to the abrasion caused from trailering or car topping. TopGun which is a polyester material that breaths, holds up well to UV is abrasion resistant and is generally the best all-around choice. The third consists of various economy materials which are good and save you money, but may not perform as well as other choices. Tyvek is weather proof, but does not hold up well to extended UV exposure or chafe and is only used in making temporary use covers.
Most deck covers afford enough space to store your three spars (with the top mast sticking out the back) under the cover. This protects your spars and tents the cover preventing water from pooling in the cockpit area. Shock cord in the hem and cross boat straps are the standard. Covers with reinforcements in at the bow stern and where the dolly upright supports make contact add life. Some covers come with reflective tape along the stern for safer trailering.
Short Term Use Deck Cover
Our economical Tyvek deck cover offers good temporary protection, but is not a year-round outdoor cover. These are used for a season for on the dolly storage when boats are used frequently, but still need protection. Also great for use at multi day regattas.
Full Boat Cover
The all-in one full zip cover is great for total boat protection, but does not give you the option to remove just the top cover and rig your boat on the dolly with the bottom cover on only, or just cover the deck (and your gear in the cockpit) overnight on a dolly with the bottom cover off during a multi-day regatta.