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Old 28 May 2006, 16:46   #1
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Cover from console to bow

Has any one experimented with a temporary cover that goes from the console to the bow.

I have a mental picture of seeing it done somewhere on a white hulled boat with yellow tubes.

Suggestions welcome.
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I saw it done once.

A line from the bow eye up over the tube, where it split into two and then ran back to the corners of the console.
Then the sheet layed over the top was cut to shape and had hooks fitted that attached to the front of the console and to small holes drilled in the 'D' section rubbing strake.

Didn't like the look of it myself as water could spray up between the hooks.
Would be better off with some long Zips or velcro down either side.

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Cobra make ones, like a tent that is supposed to give a bit of shelter.
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Thks millermob

YOu are on the right track.


What i am looking for is less of a tent. More like a spray deck for oful weather that would prevent water intake in the event of a bad stuffing.

Keep the ideas comming.
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www.rib.net (the home page) - have a look at the picture of "Spirit / Phoenix" with a yellow bow cover. Also garygee who used to post here made a cover for the front of his Ribcraft. Have a look at Gary's cover here: Tigger II, 9 months on
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The US military uses a bow cover on its 7 meter ribs - Zodiac and Willard. I've attached complete drawings for the cover, which attaches to the lacing cuff along with the life lines, and is supported by flexible fiberglass rods that fit into stainless fittings spaced appropriately at each side of the deck. All the specs and measurements are included. I've also attached a picture of a Willard i had that shows these mounts - the rods fit into the stainless tube and can be retained using the attached rings. the hypalon material folded on deck under the pump is the actual bow cover. (This may take a couple of replies here to include the pictures). I thought I had a picture of the bow cover in place on another willard, but can't seem to find it now...will post if I can. good luck with it....
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Here are pictures of the stainless mounts for the rods that support the cover.
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MAny thanks for ther replies.

Keep the info comming . Something loke Garys cover is what I had in mind. I am keen to have a removable setup and feel many people would

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www.rib.net (the home page) - have a look at the picture of "Spirit / Phoenix" with a yellow bow cover.
Here's a better picture.

Henshaws made it for Alan Priddy, and also attached a set of eyelets along the top of the tube to lace it to (it was attached to the grab rail on the top of the console)

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PS Before you ask, the photo with the hose was taken about 5 years prior to the hosepipe ban!
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more ideas

Many thanks guys

keep the ideas coming.

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