Här får du svar på några av våra vanligaste frågor.
Can a hull cover be insured?
Absolutely, with most insurance companies you can insure a hull cover. Normally counted as an accessory to the boat.
Can a hull cover be repaired if it is damaged?
Cleaboat hull protection covers are designed so that they continue to function and protect the boat even if damage occurs. We provide repair kit if the accident occurs. Just contact us if needed.
Can hull cover be longer periods without supervision, is there a risk of growth on the boat?
The minimal growth that may occur during longer periods of stagnation dies and disappears when you use the boat again. barnacles do not get a foothold as they need sunlight and nutrition.
Can the hull cover be stored outdoors during the winter?
Yes. Cleanboat Hull covers are not damaged by freezing temperatures. However, make sure that the hull cover is reasonably cleaned and that it is allowed to dry a little on land before you put it away for the season.
Do bow thrusters work when the boat is on the hull protection cover?
When the bow is so far into the cover that the tunnel to the bow thruster is covered, it stops working. But it matters less when in that situation you have no need for its function. See the question “Will it be more difficult to get into the mooring and moor?”. However, the hull fabric protects against overgrowth in the tunnel.
Does the hull cover also protect the transom?
Hull cover partially protects the transom against growth depending on the boat and engine type. However, any growth on the transom does not affect speed and fuel consumption. If you want to be extra careful, you can brush away any growth with a brush or sponge a couple of times during the season.
Does the hull cover really work?
We know that for sure. After almost 14 years in the industry and thousands of satisfied customers, we can promise that you will be satisfied. The west coast or east coast does not matter, Cleanboat hull covers protects your boat from barnacles and other unwelcome growth.
How do you protect a hull cover against theft?
All our Cover and CoverMedium hull covers have an ID badge at the front, which is unique for your particular hull cover. It should also be said that theft of hull cover is unusual. Fixed installation, the weight of the hull cover and the fact that the cover is made for your particular boat model certainly prevents theft.
How long does a hull protective cover last?
Cover / CoverRib has a lifespan of 10-12 years. CoverMedium / CoverMediumRib, about 6-7 years. CoverLight has a slightly shorter lifespan, up to 5 years.
Hull protection cover price?
Cleanboat has two different hull protection covers, all developed for Scandinavian conditions. Cover is our most durable hull protection fabric with its three layers of fabric material. CoverLight one layer of canvas material.
Hull protection covers test?
Many request independent tests of our hull protection cloths. Over the years, numerous tests have been carried out, both of our cloths and of other manufacturers. Below you will see some of these:
Is it difficult to clean the hull cover when picking up?
You only need to clean the cloth enough that the worst of the build-up comes off. Because the canvas is made of soft material, barnacles and other vegetation easily fall off the hull canvas. All that is needed is a high pressure washer or scrub brush. If you want to be extra careful, you can use a little soap. Since the hull protection cloth will be back in the water next season, it does not need to be 100% clean.
Is it difficult to dock on to a hull cover?
On the contrary, moorings with drift and wind are now easier to add. As soon as the bow enters the cover, the boat stabilizes and you can calmly steer in without the effect of drift. In addition, the boat stops whenever you want thanks to the hull cover – no risk of collision with the pier. The boat is still and you can moor in peace and quiet.
Protection against barnacles?
Seaweed on the hull?
If the hull looks like a botanical garden when the boat is up on your trailer it is easy to get frustrated. Modern bottom paints without copper can sometimes be perceived as ineffective. It is often necessary to apply several layers of new paint every year to be on the safe side. Sea grass, algae and barnacles grow for a large part of the boating season and this places demands on the effectiveness of the bottom paints.
What happens if the hull cover is exposed to a lot of waves and wind?
The hull cover is not damaged by waves and wind, rather has a damping effect on the waves. A boat that lies on a hull cover is thus quieter than a boat without a hull cover.