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Old 10 January 2006, 07:38   #1
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Console cover

I was thinking of getting a cover to cover the console, wheel and electronics. Do others have anything like this?

Any advice appreciated.
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Old 10 January 2006, 09:05   #2
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Yes I have had one made for the purpose of covering the console and seats when the boat is on the mooring for a week or so its amazing how much crap it saves i.e. Bird s**t that kind of thing the only advice I can over is make sure you can easily place it on and remove it or the whole thing becomes a bind best of luck
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Old 10 January 2006, 13:55   #3
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i think they are a really good idea and no I haven't got one. Cheap and quick solution is to use a barbie cover (thats an outdoor gill and not a plastic doll) although nothing like as cool as having a custom made one
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Old 10 January 2006, 15:01   #4
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A good custom-made cover takes all the hassle out of Ribbing in my experience. No messing around with ropes trying to tie your PVC tarp down, keeps everything clean, dry and safe (out of sight!!)

Got ours from www.starspring.biz which was quite convenient as they only need one or two measurements and a photo, not the boat itself. However,
most upholsterers, sailmakers will make you a decent one. Be sure it's breathable though unless you want condensation in your instruments and gauges.
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Old 10 January 2006, 15:07   #5
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A good custom-made cover takes all the hassle out of Ribbing in my experience. No messing around with ropes trying to tie your PVC tarp down, keeps everything clean, dry and safe (out of sight!!)

Agreed
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Old 10 January 2006, 15:55   #6
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In support of covers

Have one.

Think they are well worth it.
Helps keep boat clean as well as protect it.

Reduces weather wear on seats etc.

Go for it.

It is bond to pay for itself in longer life electrics and better resale value.
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