I purchased a Cover Sports
cover about two months ago for my immaculate 2008 SN 196. The cover I had was getting old and I figured to protect my investment I'd get the best cover made. I did a lot of research and I heard Brent at Cover Sports made one of the best covers. Long story short, I purchased an all black cover and about 4 weeks later I received it. The cover took awhile to figure out how all the straps worked but after an hour I figured it out, got the cover on and went home feeling assured that my boat was going to be protected form rain, hail, wind and sun!
Now I'm not kidding this boat is immaculate! The upholstery is in perfect condition, bright white, no stains rips or anything and I'm very particular about how I take care of it. I use 303 Aerospace protectant to wipe down the interior after every use. The next week I went back to the lake, uncover the boat and as soon as I uncovered the back of the boat....BOOM right in my face are my back hatch covers with this purple/black dye stain all over them! I couldn't believe my eyes! The rest of the upholstery was fine but the back hatches were ruined. I immediately went and got a Magic Eraser and tried to rub the purple/black stain off and this stuff wasn't moving! I figured the new cover had bled some black dye into the vinyl and that was it....SMOKED! So I skied and put it out of my mind. I emailed Brent the next day and asked him what the heck was going on and what we were going to do!? He replied back to me with an article that made no sense about this magical changing color vinyl phenomena. This boat is 10 years old, how would the Vinyl just magically change colors now!? And very ironic it happened right when I got this new cover. Now my only conclusion is that it was either dye from the cover...Or it was caused by extreme heat because the cover is very tight on that hatch area.
I have no idea what to do and how to proceed. I got some quotes for new skins and they're about $200 each not including the labor to put them on. Also now a few weeks later the top of the back seat is stating to do the same thing! If I go trough the trouble and expense of new skins is this just going to happen again? Should I get a refund for the cover? Should Brent pay for the damages?