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Hey just wondering what you guys are using to cover your spark. Anyone have a universal cover that still does the job? Or is the official spark cover the way to go? I'll get the spark cover if I have to but, 1. I'd rather not spend $200 for a cover, 2. I think a cover saying "spark" on it may draw unwanted attention while it is docked.

I have a fear that someone may see a brand new jet ski as something to steal vs an older one. So if I can conceal it and make it less desirable the better. I have a normal $10 tarp over it now while it is behind my house. When I have it on my floating dock it will be more out in the open.

So any input on what cover to get? Anyone have success with a non spark cover?
 

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Haven't looked in to a cover just yet. I wouldn't mind forking out some money for a good cover but it needs to have a lock or at least holes to run a cable lock through it. With my luck I just know it will be gone when I come back.
 

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Do people really steal jet skis? It just doesn't seem like the easiest thing to get away with quickly.

not sure if there is a generic cover that would work but it is definitely worth looking into.
 

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Unfortunately with the river I am on, people do steal stuff. Our boat lift canopy got stolen, stuff out of our boat got stolen, people's boat props get stolen while they are on the lift. It's really crappy but it happens. If a jet ski isn't locked up someone only has to float it to where they can deal with it.

I have found a couple "spark" covers that I'm guessing are not seadoo licensed on ebay. They are $89 and look generic but if anyone has experience with them let me know!
 

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Poppy Co. Cover is custom fit for the Spark. High quality, no straps, looks great,vents, $129. Can't beat it.
 

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I know the Seadoo cover for the spark is $190...but is the Poppy cover just as good for $125? I've tried saving a few dollars before on covers and always end up disappointed as the fit is not that great and pretty much amounts to a slightly attached tarp that I end up having to pick up off the ground.

Was thinking this plus a cover:

http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x-17-ft-portable-garage-69039.html
 

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Poppy has good reviews and their cover is more at my price point. Not cheap and not the most expensive. I love the spark cover but to me it tells a thief "brand new toy." Yeah I'm being paranoid. My honda cbr had a cheap cover, a lock, and an alarm and it didn't get stolen so I'll go with that haha.

Don't think you'll be disappointed with a HF car port cover? Harbor Freight is the epitome of cheap and disappointing. That's why I shop there for my tools, I already have super low expectations lol.
 

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Haha yes HF can be disappointing. But most times if I'm there I'm looking for something that is "just enough" and whatever I buy won't last a 1000 years like a Craftsman wrench. But for that tent...in laws have two of them to store there Ski-Doos and 4 wheelers. Amazingly enough both tents survived the Blizzards of this past winter.

I don't much care for the "SPARK" blazoned across the name brand cover and agree with you it does advertise a bit too much. Might give that poppy cover a second look.
 

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The only option for me (in Australia) was a Sea-doo cover. It looks great - better than in pictures, and fits snugly. It has vents where the speed ties could be installed, so I can thread my security cable through. It also has a great built-in bag, so when you take the cover off, you simply roll it up and it fits into the attached bag. The only drawback I see is the price.
 

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Hey got my Poppy Co cover today. It fits great and looks to be very good quality. Fits very snug. Looks a million times better than the silver tarp and bungee cords I was using. Highly recommended and their customer service was great too.
 

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I'm not paying more than $50 for a cover. I found one on amazon for a little less than that and one that had good reviews and fits 120" It hasnt arrived yet but should soon :) So I vote universal
 

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If he took off 10% you paid more than $150 . Do the math.
Probably more than 10%. My paper says I paid $150 for each. I like the seadoo cover. I've always bought non-brand covers and have never been really happy with any of them. First brand name cover and pretty happy.
 

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If using any of these covers while towing, does running straps over the side of the ski and down to the trailer affect the ability of having the cover on and tight? In addition to connecting at the bow. I run a strap from my tow points on the rear of the trailer, over the sides and through the rear tow hook on the ski. And I run another strap from the trailer and over the middle of the ski, under the seat, just above where the gas tank fill cap is. I like to be very well secured, I'm used to towing heavier boats, towing light things like this make me nervous. I'd really like a cover but I won't use it if it won't stay on over these straps.
 
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