smoker-coverliftMANITOWOC, WI, March 17, 2015 – Smoker Craft, Inc. manufacturer of Smoker Craft, Starcraft, Sylvan, Starweld, and Sun Chaser boat brands is dedicated to equipping their boats with the industry’s most innovative products and continue that trend by adding Dowco’s Premium Trailerable Ratchet fastening covers with CoverLift to their offering. The combination of these unique systems into one cover results in substantial time saving for manufacturers, dealers, and users.

Dowco’s patent pending CoverLift™ system eliminates cover support poles for boats with walk-through windshields. No more crawling under a cover to prop up poles that usually fall when trailering and increase the risk of damage. CoverLift is a system of built-in support straps and heavy-duty rope ratchets that are integrated into the underside of the cover. Once the cover is securely fastened to the boat’s gunnel and bow plate, simply pull on the rope ratchet to create tension on the straps underneath. The woven straps rise up, creating the optimal tented shape which provides support for the cover and ensure that water runs off and does not pool. The system is designed to be used for both storage and towing.

Equally impressive is Dowco’s proven, trailerable, ratchet fastening, custom-fit boat cover. This cover system ensures a snug and secure fit while removing the necessity of snaps on the gunnel or the need for separate trailering or mooring covers.

Dowco’s trailerable ratchet fastening system includes a rope sewn into the perimeter of the cover that works like a drawstring. Excess rope can be easily pulled through to secure the cover, and the stainless steel ratchet attachment is then used to secure the cover in place. Excess rope is stowed in the ratchet pocket. Access panels integrated into the cover allow for use of the cleat and fuel ports while the cover is in use.  Removable web straps are included with the cover to secure to the trailer if desired as an extra layer of protection.

The covers come complete with a six-year limited warranty and are constructed using Dowco’s exclusive ClimaShield® Plus 7.5oz, 600 denier solution-dyed polyester fabric, guaranteed to provide superior UV protection, and fade resistance.

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