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Old 26 November 2009, 11:52   #1
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I know I know, not again!
.......but the wind has shredded my cover and I need a new one quick. At the moment I have a size 5 on a 5.8m destroyer and the beam is fine but it is a bit long. Does anyone know just how much narrower the 4 actually is to see if I can get away with one of those instead of buying the 5 again?
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Old 26 November 2009, 13:17   #2
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All I can tell you is that most RIB owners have to purchase the longer covers as a size for size one is normally too narrow for a RIB's beam. I won't tell you how I found out
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Old 26 November 2009, 14:04   #3
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The lad who sells the silver ones on ebay is very helpful. The RIB covers are cut different to the boat covers.
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Old 26 November 2009, 15:05   #4
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Hi Bruce as a matter of interest how long did you have it before the weather got to it. As you know I am just a little down the coast from you and am wondering if I have to put a call into someone in the village to check the state of mine which was new this year.

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Old 26 November 2009, 15:49   #5
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18 months which is much longer than a normal tarp. I am a bit exposed up un the hill!
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Old 26 November 2009, 16:32   #6
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The lad who sells the silver ones on ebay is very helpful. The RIB covers are cut different to the boat covers.
yes he is helpful-I have the 6m one on (suprisingly enuff!) a 6 metre destroyer. Fits fine.
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Old 26 November 2009, 16:53   #7
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yes he is helpful-I have the 6m one on (suprisingly enuff!) a 6 metre destroyer. Fits fine.
On my SR4 I have the 3m one and it fits fine, the deck been low and not having a high console means it fits perfect.
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Old 27 November 2009, 03:48   #8
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I've owned my blue cover for 2 years and 4 months and still going strong. It's got some mould growth on parts of it and is starting to fade in places and I'm expecting it to fail this winter, but still pretty good for a cover that's not a "fitted" fit.
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I live up a hill behind Oban with a direct line of sight SW towards S america. It gets fairly windy and boat covers don't last that long up here.
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Believe it or not, I live inland and live in a pretty sheltered area. However, everytime it's windy, there is a funneling effect between a brick garden wall and the house. It's directed straight at my boat. and really bashes the cover. Kind of like a giant hair dryer. I am really surprised it has lasted this long.

However point taken about a RIB living in a totally exposed location.
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