Originally Posted by rib-x450
Can you buy a bow cover / dodger to deflect the wind over the console. I am after one for a 4.5m rib with centre console. Chris
Chris are we talking cheap and cheerful DIY or expensive pay a boat builder lots of dosh?
We fitted a bow cover to an Osprey Sparrowhawk for a trip round Scotland in 92. Worked well keeping the food box dry and deflected wind and green waves off the side. Did keep your legs warmer too.
Started with a cut down windsufer boom between the bow and the console held with a quick release pin. Then a sheet of black plastic material held to the tubes by glueing 1 inch velcro along the top of the black rubbing strake. The velco worked well and withstood green waves coming over the bow.
If you wanted something taller how about chopping a one man tent up. Nasher used some modern bendy tent poles for his boat cover that works well.
Photo not the best, but it was taken along time ago.