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Old 31 March 2013, 00:52   #1
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Honwave cover

Recently bought a honwave t 40, but no cover with it. Any recommendations on a cover, where to buy, what not to buy or how do the honwave covers themselves hold up ?
See plenty of covers on ebay etc , but not sure whats the best to go for ?
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Go for the thickest material you can find, thin ones (shower curtains type) will hardly last 1 year due to global warming extra UV radiation issues, are just to cover. Buy a bottle of 303 Aerospace Protectant, spray evenly the whole inflatable and place a nice thick cover if inflatable will be living in outside environments...

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Hello there, I am from Canada, and don't see a dealer for the Honwave boats. Does anyone know it there is such an option?
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Thanks locozodiac....Any particular company you would recommend that do a good cover ?
Its so hard to tell from pics on the net how good a cover would be. Had a look at this one New inflatable boat dinghy tender rib dingy cover 3.9 - 4.2 Heavy duty | eBay but as I said hard to tell from pics.
Do I spray the 303 aerospace protectant on the rib itself or on the cover ? if so what exactly does it do ? ?
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Septicsac,

Spraying 303 Aerospace Protectant on cover will help to protect it too from UV madness, probably will need to much of the product to cover the whole cover. This product is a UV inhibitor SPF 40. Been spraying it periodically on a 380 sib which has red tubes living at a marina, in 3 years have not lost it's original color and tubes fabric looks like new.

You can buy this product at West Marine, Defender or other reputed boat stores, for what it protects it's a cheap product. Can be sprayed on vinyl, rubber, plastic. leather, fiberglass, just follow instructions.

Double layer plastic covers glued between them are no good, will blister, hardly lasts 1 year. Better are thick heavy duty one layer covers, check the heavy duty one being offered.

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Thanks m8 - did a little research on the 303 stuff and think I have found some local to me, so hopefully sorted with that end.
So avoid dual layer covers and go for heavy duty single layer ones, similar to the one on ebay then ? ?
Thanks for the info, much appreciated
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Sory forgot to add "better check tech specs for the one being offered at Ebay" before you buy. Could be single or double layer, a nice picture won't tell..

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I have the genuine Honwave cover on my 3.5. Superb heavy quality material and has useful flap that will fold back if the outboard is still on and you want the cover around it.

Expensive some folks might think but so much better than the cheaper tarp quality Ebay ones.
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Thanks for the info locozodiac, have sent the guy email to check specs.
Also thanks Fenlander, wanted to hear from a Honwave owner re the cover as they work out a bit dearer but are built specifically for the boat - will contact local Honda dealer re prices.
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