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Old 26 September 2005, 21:17   #1
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Hey i was wondering if anyone covers their entire boat while its moored up (in the water)? If not what do you cover? or do you not cover anything? heh
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Old 26 September 2005, 22:21   #2
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it's a good idea to keep the boat covered/protected when not in use. intense sunlight, seagull crap etc, not too mention nosey buggers! I use a Tarpaulin, but you can get proper tailor made covers, they are not cheap tho'
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For once your on the right side of the pond. The covers Bembridge do are made in the USA. Cost in the UK is £165, heavy duty material which lasts well. Check out some of the US chandlers, or for the UK:

http://www.bembridgeoutboards.co.uk/

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How about like everyday use in the summer? would it be a good idea to stil get one of these overall boat covers? How easy is it to put on while its floating?
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How about like everyday use in the summer? would it be a good idea to stil get one of these overall boat covers? How easy is it to put on while its floating?
how good a swimmer are you?
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I use a lightweight cover for summer and folded, you can carry it under your arm, which is more than you can say for the heavyweight version! Yes, you can, with practice put it on in the water after a few scary moments. I've given up heavyweight covers because I store it in a barn in winter with the lightweight cover on and that's good enough. It is waterproof, breathable and is UV treated. Worth every penny.
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how good a swimmer are you?

Without going in the icy cold waters of the U.S.
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Remember summer is when you need covers the most - it's the UV that does the damage!!!
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How about like everyday use in the summer? would it be a good idea to stil get one of these overall boat covers? How easy is it to put on while its floating?
the cover is quite "baggy" to fit lots of different boat shapes but the elastic cord in the hem fits nicely under the rubbing stake. A couple of ties hold it as well just in case. Takes about 5 minutes to fit single handed on the water.

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Hey i was wondering if anyone covers their entire boat while its moored up (in the water)? If not what do you cover? or do you not cover anything? heh
We import the rib covers from s/america cut to fit an average production rib shape, and have them cut locally to fit the a-frames, they seem to last about four years, water and u/v proof, but soft canvas type material so no scratching, we have an extra heavy elastic cord sewn into the skirt to help pull them under the tube bit of a fight to get them on in the water, but they should stay on in sheltered moorings, they have eyelets sewn in for under hull straps. we have covers to fit 4.8-7.2 ribs £145-£165 cuting for A frames £75.
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