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Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: Each cover is built to order using fresh fabric, so you are not buying a cover that has been in a box for several years. Plan on 7-10 business days for delivery. The peak months of April-July can add an extra 5-7 days.

COVID DELAYS: There may be delays due to labor and fabric shortages. The checkout page has the latest timeframes.

Here are some things to consider:

  1. Location in the country – Experienced boat owners in the Gulf States, Arizona, Southern California (intense sun and humidity) prefer Sunbrella for its long lasting quality and breathability. Customers in other states can choose from any of the fabrics.
  2. Boat storage (indoors/outdoors) - If your boat is outside all year, a thick fabric like Sunbrella is recommended. If your boat is outside only during the boating season, choose from any of the fabrics.
  3. Trailering – All fabrics trailer well. If you trailer A LOT with the cover on, then select a thicker fabric.
  4. See the FABRICS page for details.
Answer: No, these are custom covers, since the customer chooses the fabric and color. The covers are designed to fit ONLY factory installed options like wakeboard towers, trolling motors, etc. Dealer or customer installed options may cause the cover to not fit property, therefore the cover is not eligible for return/refund.
Sorry, but unfortunately Bald Mike’s cannot help you with a boat cover at this time.
Shipping is FREE in the continental USA with the purchase of a boat cover!
Canada add $70, AK, HI & International add $300.
Shipping on accessory purchases without also purchasing a cover is $35.
Yes, trailering straps are automatically included with Exact-Fit/Custom cover orders.
Yes, they are designed for towing.
Give them a few twists (spiral look) before buckling them.
This is common. The best way to handle this situation is to order the cover for your boat, without the tower, then have it altered locally for your aftermarket tower. Figure about $100-$150 for these alterations at a local shop.
No, sorry. All orders ship via UPS Ground.
No, Bald Mike's represents the top two custom boat cover manufacturers in the USA: Westland Covers and Carver Covers.
The advantage to Bald Mike’s is CONVENIENCE, SPEED and PRICE. A local shop needs to schedule you in, keep your boat for a period of time, charge appropriately for labor to design the pattern, and make your cover. Bald Mike’s covers have already been designed at each boat manufacturers’ facility when the boat was built, thus the pattern is always available. The manufacturer can produce several covers per day, so your new cover is generally completed in just a couple days. Meanwhile your boat never left your possession. It is common for a Bald Mike’s custom cover to be at least half the cost of a local shop.