How to Measure For a Replacement Canopy Cover

Your boat lift canopy is the first line of protection for your boat or watercraft from the elements. When ordering a replacement for the cover, it’s extremely crucial to get the right measurements. In addition, choosing a color, pattern and material that reflects your own personal style is a great way to easily spot your dock when on the water. This handy guide will tell you everything you need to know about taking accurate boat lift measurements and customizing your replacement boat lift canopy cover.

MEASURING YOUR BOAT LIFT CANOPY FOR A REPLACEMENT

In terms of style, make sure to customize your canopy lift with our wide selection of colors and durable fabric materials. For maximum tear resistance and water repellency, choose vinyl as your fabric. For a durable canopy that will stand out, we carry the HarborTime for a durable canopy cover.

Next up is the measurement. Always measure twice, and if you get a different measurement the second time, measure once more. Depending on the brand, there are some different protocols for ensuring your measurements are correct. In general, no matter what brand of boat lift you have, make sure the measurement of the length is in feet and the measurement of width is in inches. Always measure the length from outside frame edge to outside frame edge, and measure from inside edge to inside edge for the width.

Shore Station (Steel):

For the length, count the number of inner ribs. This number correlates to a specific length.

  • 7 ribs give the canopy lift frame an overall length of 19’
  • 8 ribs give the canopy lift frame an overall length of 21’
  • 9 ribs give the canopy lift frame an overall length of 23’

For the width, measure between the inside edges of the frame


Shore Station (Aluminum) 
For the length, measure the side rail and then add 2 feet to that number.
For the width, measure between the inside edges of the frame

Beach King, Floe, Hewitt (Flat End and Flare End Style Frames), Lake Shore, Newman, Pier Pleasure, Porta-Dock, Vibo, Daka, ShoreMaster, and RGC 
For the length, don’t measure over the top but instead along the center line underneath (outside edge to outside edge)
For the width, measure between the inside edges of the frame

Following these simple steps will ensure you get the right dimension measurements for your new boat canopy lift awning so your boat is protected from the elements, come rain or shine.


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