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Old 26 April 2016, 12:25   #1
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New spray dodger.

Any excuse to go out and play......

A little bit lumpy in the bay, but good fun all the same. I don't really need an excuse to go out, but this was as good as any.

A very good friend of mine, makes covers, canopies, biminis etc for boats, so I planted the seed in his head a while ago, that I wanted a simple cover for the bow, and was trying to think of ideas............ I get a phone call, about a week later, that he is at a loose end, bring the boat down to pattern it up. The seed had started to sprout.

About 3 weeks later, another call, 'it is ready, I am on my way round to fit it'

Went out today, and it is brilliant, really does make a massive difference.
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Nice mod there psycho.
I won't be without my spray dodger now.
I rattled one together from two pieces of builders tarp stitched together.
It was meant to be a rough draft and I had planned to use it as a template to make something more robust from a heavier material.
Truth is I've not bothered as the tarp has held up fine and still going strong.
Just out of interest what material did you use in yours it looks great:thumbup:
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Old 27 April 2016, 10:03   #3
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Psycho that's a superb job... looks OE going towards an RNLI style.

I never bother with one though as the Mrs sitting on the seat cops the spray first and I stay dry at the tiller !
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Psycho that's a superb job... looks OE going towards an RNLI style.

I never bother with one though as the Mrs sitting on the seat cops the spray first and I stay dry at the tiller !
You are a bad man Fenlander !!!

Unfortunately my Mrs never goes out in my Sib to act as a human brine shield.
However her disinterest for all things sib is fortunate in respect of my sanity .
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I never bother with one though as the Mrs sitting on the seat cops the spray first and I stay dry at the tiller !
That's my mates other use, apart from keeping the front of the boat down.
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Nice mod there psycho.
I won't be without my spray dodger now.
I rattled one together from two pieces of builders tarp stitched together.
It was meant to be a rough draft and I had planned to use it as a template to make something more robust from a heavier material.
Truth is I've not bothered as the tarp has held up fine and still going strong.
Just out of interest what material did you use in yours it looks great:thumbup:
That was my original plan, to use a tarp, until I had the chat with my mate. It is made from a heavy duty, waterproof canvas type material. I am not sure on the actual name of the stuff, but he uses it to make bimini covers and the like.

Whilst out yesterday, it was working wonders. Pity that I cannot say the same for the seat..... I was kneeled down, just behind it, when I dropped off quite a large wave, the momentum made me fall forward, and as I put my hand on the seat to stop myself, it bloody snapped, as you may spot in the picture.
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I did notice the seat was rather foldable looking.
Also noticed the matting on your Sib floor.
It's the same as mine.
One of the cheapest but most effective mods for a Sib floor
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I did notice the seat was rather foldable looking.
Also noticed the matting on your Sib floor.
It's the same as mine.
One of the cheapest but most effective mods for a Sib floor
Just done mine 10 from halfords with holes in but they are selling solid ones now not as good IMO
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Just done mine 10 from halfords with holes in but they are selling solid ones now not as good IMO
Yep the solid ones in a sib don't drain water as well and they are much heavier.
They do make a smashing car boot liner tho:thumbup:
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Spot on that mate
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