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Old 08 May 2014, 19:21   #1
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Small rib cover

Does anyone know where to buy a cover for a small rib I just bought a ribeye 280tl tender which is 2.7m
The boat will sit on the transom and I want a decent breathable cover to protect it from the uv and seagull s--t
I have ducksback for my other rib but they dont go so small

Any suggestions for decent quality that wont make my eyes water when I hear the price?
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Old 09 May 2014, 18:14   #2
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Does anyone know where to buy a cover for a small rib I just bought a ribeye 280tl tender which is 2.7m
The boat will sit on the transom and I want a decent breathable cover to protect it from the uv and seagull s--t
I have ducksback for my other rib but they dont go so small

Any suggestions for decent quality that wont make my eyes water when I hear the price?
Don't know what your idea of an eye watering price is?

I use a custom made Honwave cover for my 3.5m Honwave.

Had it three years now and it has been worth every penny.

I give it a couple of sprays of aerospace 303 uv protector each year.

If your planning in keeping your sib long term it's a worthwhile investment, if not it's a good selling point,

Honwave make them in 2.7 as well as bigger sizes.

It's good quality and you get what you pay for.

They are around 90 quid for your 2.7m.

Mines out in all weather's on the trailer keeps sib dry and protected from uv.

Some pics of how I set mines up with tent poles and an old bin and ratchet straps to
create a sloped ridge.

Sheds water a treat!

I use a heavy duty blue tarp - tucked into the edge of the cover. It cost 6 quid and helps preserve the cover and sib from uv rays.It's held in place with three bungee cords.

The cover set up on the sib without the pole etc just pools water which causes puddles to sag the cover down into the sib.

Happy sibbing!


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Old 09 May 2014, 19:02   #3
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Cheers for the info but I bought a ducksback cover for my 4m for around 35 & an acrylic cover for my sons topper which is longer than the rib for 47 so I dont understand why the cover for tge tender should be around 90 ish I thought all I had to do was order a ducksback for around 30 & I could just renew it after 2 or 3 seasons there are some cheapie ones on ebay but they are pvc and not breathable

It seems odd you can get bigger covers for less money
I guess its all to do with quantities mustn't be a big market for little covers
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Cheers for the info but I bought a ducksback cover for my 4m for around 35 & an acrylic cover for my sons topper which is longer than the rib for 47 so I dont understand why the cover for tge tender should be around 90 ish I thought all I had to do was order a ducksback for around 30 & I could just renew it after 2 or 3 seasons there are some cheapie ones on ebay but they are pvc and not breathable

It seems odd you can get bigger covers for less money
I guess its all to do with quantities mustn't be a big market for little covers
No worries.
I did grudge 90 quid for mine initially but im entering year four and it's still as new.
Think anything to do with boats is a fortune especially something that is made to measure like the Honwave covers.
At the end of the day as long as it sheds water and doesn't blow away the jobs a good un!
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