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Old 08 March 2015, 13:50   #1
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towing with cover

Hi,

new to this site and would like some advice on towing my rib with a cover on. I have the factory supplied cover but not sure it looks safe enough to tow with it on as it is only attached by elasticated hooks

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Old 08 March 2015, 15:01   #2
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Depends on cover...any photos?

I have a summer cover held on by poppers that I have used on small journeys (30mph max) and I have a winter cover with fabric straps and clips that is fine at all speeds.
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Old 08 March 2015, 15:10   #3
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Never had a problem but it's well made and a good fit
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Old 08 March 2015, 15:22   #4
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thanks for the replies , I think looking at yours Mick , I will be going down to garda without a cover as mine , although factory supplied specifically for my boat only has elasticated loops with plastic clips that hook over the beading around the middle of the boat, and zipped and velcroed around the A frame.

thanks for the responses from both , i am impressed with the site already,
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That's funny those pics are taken on our way to Garda last summer if you have not been before its superb
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Old 08 March 2015, 15:37   #6
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lake garda

we have been a couple of times in the last couple of years and its superb as you say, this is the first time with the boat and we have booked to stay at camping fontenelle at moniga but we are just trying to work out whether to rent a bouy at the campsite or a mooring at the marina in Moniga at a fortune. the problem is using the slipway in the campsite is a bit awkward with the motorhome and getting to the boat everytime we want to go out whereas the marina put it in by
crane and you are parked on a pontoon berth which is a lot better for access. what did you do when you were down there ?
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I would get a buoy at campsite someone will launch it for you no problem
Have a look at jonny vid if you want any info let me know I will try and help if poss
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Old 08 March 2015, 16:04   #8
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thanks very much for that Mick, I presume you have a dinghy for getting out to your boat on the mooring bouy ?
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We did last year but previous times we swam out
Plenty of fuel stops at the bottom area of lake none higher up
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hi

thanks Mick,

sounds like we will get a bouy at10 euros a night then and risk the slipway or maybe someone will launch it like you say .they want 50 euros a day at the marina plus 120 euros to put it in and out on crane.the local boat hirer rappydrive want 25 euros a day for compound parking plus 30 euros to put in and out on the days we want to use it so its a no brainer really to get a bouy.
just have to get a little inflatable or something.Yes I noticed when we hired a boat last year that fuel stops all seemed to be down the bottom end. how did you find it for stopping at different places to look around ? did you get moored up ok or did you not bother
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