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Old 20 May 2015, 17:03   #21
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Old 25 May 2015, 10:15   #22
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Almost finished the little Seago spray cover.
I've fashioned some old tent guy lines to the bow rings and grab rope with some stainless carabineers.
The bottom guy line is for anchoring the lower edge of the spray cover.
I have two adjustable ends on the guy line that is mounted to the top of the spray cover.
This is pulled backwards and looped around the oar locks to stop a wind from behind blowing it forwards.
Slacken it off to use the oars / remove.
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Old 25 May 2015, 10:20   #23
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All.in takes under 3 mins to attach.
Folds down into a small package.
Well worth the effort I'm sure Gurnard - cheers for the inspiration.
Honwave cover next................
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Old 04 June 2015, 14:21   #24
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Had a few hours today to knock together a spray cover for my Honwave 3.5ae.
I used a similar design to my Seago 2.7 Eco spray cover - screwed a small wooden block to the side of the seat and drilled it to accept a carbon pole.
Once I has formed the arch i pinned outcqnd run up the cover on the monster in laws sewing machine.
Looks the part - takes 5 mins to erect it and tie it down.
Just need to get out on the water now!
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Old 09 June 2015, 05:47   #25
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Looking good Kaman

I finally got my cover finished too. I drilled a few extra holes round the black tape that holds the safety ropes to my SIB.. so I could lace the cover to it. That way I can leave it in position..even when towing the boat on the trailer.





Thirty seconds ..and its erected in position..by sliding the tent pole or rod..through the covers end seam and inserting the ends in the copper end stop holders.




A couple of bungee cords will stop it blowing forward in a tail wind. Looking forward to trying it out on Friday..it will keep passengers and Guinness dryer.




Total cost for having drier legs up front.. around the price of three pints of Guinness.. but after eight pints of Guinness ..I have found .. you can still get wet legs
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Nicely done there that man.
I did contemplate doing similar and leaving the cover attached to the sib and inserting the pole when I want to use it.
Problem with my set up is I need to pull the draw strings positioned at the bow to tension the cover up properly .
The only way this can be done properly is from outside the sib so I should probably need to come ashore.
I think I might change the position of the main drawstrings from the centre of the bow to the rear of the cover so I can reach it from inside the Sib and pop the cover up whilst out on the water if conditions worsen.
Here's hoping I don't need it for this coming weekend tho
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Hi, im thinking of making one as though usually a dry ride, I have been out and got sprayed. So the question is what is the optimum height. Do you rig it so you can just see over when steering?
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Old 09 June 2015, 13:42   #28
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Hi Stevem.. Im not sure there is a best height ? Its user preference and what you want from it

I kept mine on the quicksilver to just below chest height.. that way the front passagers legs are kept dry. The waves wont come any higher but the odd bit of spray may still fly over ? Problem with getting too high is the wind can then catch it if its a strong wind.

If I wanted it for shelter for fishing in the rain..I would make it as big as the FRIB one..but for my use..in sometimes choppy seas.. and my day is touring and not fishing .. that height would have too much windage for my taste.

Hope that helps answer your question
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Hi Gurnard, i suppose if the first attempt doesnt work for me then for what it costs i can make another. Cheers.
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Old 09 June 2015, 20:48   #30
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My honwave cover is made of two bits of old blue tarp stitched together as I didn't have one bit big enough for the job.
It was meant to be a template for the final thing.
It turned out ok in the end - however I will probably make another one from heavier material at some point utilising the initial one as a template.
It's easy enough to play around and alter the cover once you've started it.
Happy sewing!
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