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Old 12 May 2011, 08:57   #1
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Hello,

Are you able to use your Ebay covers when your RIBs are on the water?

Most of the ebay sellers said their covers are not suitable for storage on the water as they have straps which go under the hull to secure the cover.
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Old 12 May 2011, 13:17   #2
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No-the same reason they gave.

I suppose it could be done-maybe use one strap less and push the rear ones under the stern with a boathook. It'd be a real faff though.
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My SR4 was on its drying mooring last year with a cover on, it did blow off a couple of times when it was git storms but apart from that it was fine. I used bungee cord running around the cover then clipped it on the D rings on the transom.
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Old 12 May 2011, 15:57   #4
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I'm going to have a go at fitting an eBay blue cover to my SR4.7 this weekend. It is moored on a swinging mooring. Will let you know how it goes.....
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Old 12 May 2011, 21:41   #5
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I used one on my old boat for several months and yes its was alittle bit of effort. It did however keep all the rain and snow out very well, and considering in was a 7.5m boat didn't take long .

It did help that it was in a marina, but never came off. I'llfind some pics later.
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so what kind of cover do you use when your boat is on the water?
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Here's a photo of my eBay blue cover and outboard covers fitted to my Searider 4.7 while on the water last week for first time. Fitted a treat but bit of a faff with straps that run under the boat.
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