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Old 12 January 2005, 11:10   #1
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Bespoke Covers

I know this has been talked about before but that was some time ago and wondered if anyone had any updates.

Basically I got a cover from Barnet with the boat but really it's more suited as a trailer cover rather than a mooring cover (i.e. it's a b*tch to get right and taut enough that it stays where it's supposed to in a slight breeze).

The bloke in the opposite mooring to me has a very smart one in what looks like a lightweight springy waterproof material with a side access zip, so that you can step onto your boat to do bits without having to take the whole bl**dy thing off. The rest seems like it's on thin bungy cord and works a bit like a fitted sheet. Looks top and seems to work!

The only problem is that we only have two suppliers and they tend to be bl**dy expensive e.g. I used to have a Rinker 230 and had a camper cover made that cost me 2,200!!! (Oh and it was sh*t and the poppers kept falling off and that was pure cover only!!!!!)

So Ideally I need a UK or Jersey (Charles) supplier that doesn't necessarily need the boat there to measure and I can give them reasonable measurements and photo's over the phone.

Anybody got any ideas?????

And before someone starts I'm crap at DIY, so that's straight out of the window!
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Old 12 January 2005, 12:37   #2
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Ian, give Paul Battrick a call at South Pier Marine - 01534711002 - maybe he can advise as they have taken over a sailmaking/cover company over here.
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Old 12 January 2005, 15:09   #3
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Try these.

http://www.boatcoversuk.com/

There Excellent quality and competativley priced.

I'm going there for a cover for our new XS550 when she arrives.

Good luck

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Old 13 January 2005, 04:11   #4
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Pettal, I have one of these for the P22 and was very impressed for the price. Material is heavy duty and they are "baggy" enough to fit a variety of different shaped boats. Not sure if they do one big enough for you though.

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Old 13 January 2005, 04:12   #5
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Cheers Brian/Charles

I'll give both of them a shout and see what happens price wise!
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Old 13 January 2005, 04:21   #6
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Hi Pete,

Thanks for that, it seems that this might just do the job and works the same as my fitted sheet thing. I just manage to creep into their top size, so hopefully it'll work a treat.

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ian, would be interested to know the outcome.Alan

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Try Paul Newell at Bembridge, 01983 872834 - he's a gentleman and a craftsman!
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