MANITOWOC, WI, February 3, 2015 – Lund Boats is dedicated to outfitting their boats with the industry’s most innovative products and continue that trend by adding Dowco’s patent pending innovations, Gunnel-Lok and CoverLift that are now available as factory options on Lund boats. The combination of these unique systems into one cover results in a substantial time saving for manufacturers, dealers and users.
The new Gunnel-Lok technology takes the hassle out of working with snap-on boat covers. The custom-fit cover system features unique durable co-polymer fasteners engineered to lock into the Lund ProTrak™ receiver slot under the boat’s gunnel. The patent-pending fasteners are engineered to lock and unlock with a simple squeeze. Spaced strategically around the edges of the cover, the fasteners deliver a tight and secure locked-in cover eliminating hard to use rail and gunnel snaps and trailering straps.
A separate but equally unique innovation is the patent pending CoverLift™ system that 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 increases 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 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 to provide 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.