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Old 12 April 2015, 15:51   #1
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Which is the Best Boat Cover?

Hi Guys,

Thought I would ask your advice before buying a new boat cover! I own a Honwave t38ie and wish to buy a full cover suitable for protecting it from the elements and also suitable when towing the boat on it its road trailer. I already have a light silver elasticated cover to protect it from U.V. degradation, but wish to buy a more heavy duty type. Have any of you bought or do any of you own a genuine Honwave full boat cover (heavy duty type) and if so can I ask: -

What is it made of i.e. UPVC?
Is it suitable when towing on a road trailer?
Do you consider it good value for money?
Can you recommend any other brand than the genuine Honwave boat cover?

Thanks for your help in anticipation!

Jon B.
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Old 12 April 2015, 15:57   #2
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Tony T has a good one on his from quayside leisure
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Old 13 April 2015, 02:49   #3
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I got my local wagon tarpaulin repare guy to make one for my 4mtr avon its covers the whole boat and only cost 80
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Old 13 April 2015, 05:36   #4
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Honwave Boat Cover.

To Mick and Stevo,

Thanks for your reply guys, your advice is much appreciated. I too have thought about having one made up locally as I have had for a camping trailer in the past. My concern is that I don't have a tailor made pattern for a company to copy, but I do seem to think that I could possibly have a better cover made with straps attached for the same money as a genuine Honwave cover at 125 - 135, or have the same made for a fair bit less!

Thanks again & I think I will wait to read any more replies from the forum before I decide on which to go for.

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Old 13 April 2015, 06:07   #5
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To Mick and Stevo,

Thanks for your reply guys, your advice is much appreciated. I too have thought about having one made up locally as I have had for a camping trailer in the past. My concern is that I don't have a tailor made pattern for a company to copy, but I do seem to think that I could possibly have a better cover made with straps attached for the same money as a genuine Honwave cover at 125 - 135, or have the same made for a fair bit less!

Thanks again & I think I will wait to read any more replies from the forum before I decide on which to go for.

Jon
The one that tonyt has is a custom job from a guy in Lichfield. From what I've seen they are the dogs danglies but not cheap. You take your boat to him & he measures it up & makes a cover to fit around all the stickyout bits. In the end, you get what you pay for I'll be paying him a visit in the coming weeks
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Old 13 April 2015, 08:55   #6
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i got a trem covy all over cover for my 6m rib off ebay 130 breathable this is second season still as new just took it off and soaked in tent water proofer this year
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Old 13 April 2015, 09:04   #7
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I have a Honwave cover on my 3.5 AE but I only use it ashore and not for travelling. Reasonable quality although the eyes where the cord finishes are a weak point & I had mine replaced with strengthening patches & webbing. It's a good fit with a velcro edged flap where the outboard sits.
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I'll second Paddlers.
I have a Honwave cover for my 3.5 ae as well.
I tow the Sib with it on.
It is custom made to fit and ties at the transom.
I and use two ratchet straps over the Sib to secure the Sib to trailer and cover to the Sib.
I give it a spray of Aerospace 303 UV protector / waterproofer a few times a year.
It's into it's 4th year and still going strong.
I prop it the cover up with an old tent pole whilst it's lying idle and put a tarp on top for good measure .
The cover sheds water effortlessly when propped up in this manner.
It resembles a Swimming Pool on top if cover is not propped up though.
You can buy one for your Honwave I paid about 100 quid 3 and a bit years ago - well worth it in my opinion.
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Managed to find a picture of the Sib whilst on tow with the cover on.
The bottom edge of the cover has strong drawstring which securely ties it around the Sib.
You can see the ratchet straps in the picture.
I've towed mine hundreds of miles as depicted and never had a single issue.
Towing with the cover on keeps everything inside and nice and dry and also stops stones being thrown up from the car and landing in the Sib.
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Old 13 April 2015, 18:36   #10
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Hi Jeff, Pikey Dave, Paddlers and kaman,

Thanks Guys for all your help, advice, images and time to reply to my request. Collectively your advice is just what I was hoping for and has helped in a big way. The images do the Honwave cover more justice than the images on the official Honwave website!

If there is any chance of being supplied with the company/guys name from Lichfield, that will be brilliant for future reference.

Thanks again fellas.
Kind regards
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