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Old 18 September 2012, 13:10   #21
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A custom made cover came with my Zodiac Medline when I bought it used, I've never seen such a good cover for a rib. it fits snugly around the points at the rear of the tubes, then zips at the bow to pull tight. I can provide more details about the shape and construction if you'd plan to have one made. It was made by a local cover shop here in Vermont.

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Old 15 January 2014, 14:07   #22
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My new(ish) rib came with a cover manufactured by JB yacht Services of Sarisbury Green, Southampton. It is extremely well made, tailored canvas, heavy duty, but also flexible. It fits my 6.5M Ocean pro like a glove. Has been tailored to fit round the A frame, and it looks the business. I have the receipt, which says 675 plus Vat. I would certainly reccomend them, in my limited experience of them so far.
I have had several custom fitted covers done by JB yacht services and everyone remarks on the quality.
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Old 15 January 2014, 14:40   #23
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Old 15 January 2014, 14:57   #24
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As my thread has now been resurrected I will update on my cover situation.

Still using the eBay blue cover that i was using when this post was published. There are a few small rips and lots of green algae growth. It really is on it's last legs now! But it is keeping the UV off of everything and RIB looks as good as it did when it was first built if a little grubby.

I'd decided that my replacement will be a Silver/grey version of what I've been using.
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Old 20 January 2014, 12:08   #25
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As my thread has now been resurrected I will update on my cover situation.

Still using the eBay blue cover that i was using when this post was published. There are a few small rips and lots of green algae growth. It really is on it's last legs now! But it is keeping the UV off of everything and RIB looks as good as it did when it was first built if a little grubby.

I'd decided that my replacement will be a Silver/grey version of what I've been using.
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Only just seen your post so apologies for the late response. I am just going through the same process. Had a couple of Blue covers which are Ok for the money but do not last. Can’t justify £1,000.00 for a real custom job but want something in between.

I came across these guys, Tarps-UK- Heavy duty Tarpaulin specialist and cover makers. Look under the Boat section and you see that they will cut to various shapes and sizes. It will never be a custom fit as it is only a flat sheet but I plan to get one for the winter and just use the old blue one for the summer. They do all colours and grades of material and will even send you a sample. Quoted me £200.00 for a 6.5m rib.

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Old 20 January 2014, 18:03   #26
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[QUOTE="Maximus;487999"!....Tony T' has the BEST cover I've yet to see!/QUOTE] Well said mate
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Old 20 January 2014, 18:11   #27
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Hi Andy Only just seen your post so apologies for the late response. I am just going through the same process. Had a couple of Blue covers which are Ok for the money but do not last. Can’t justify £1,000.00 for a real custom job but want something in between. I came across these guys, Tarps-UK- Heavy duty Tarpaulin specialist and cover makers. Look under the Boat section and you see that they will cut to various shapes and sizes. It will never be a custom fit as it is only a flat sheet but I plan to get one for the winter and just use the old blue one for the summer. They do all colours and grades of material and will even send you a sample. Quoted me £200.00 for a 6.5m rib. Good luck Andy
EEK £200 for a tarp that don't fit mine cost £400 for a proper made to measure fits over the engines when there up or down SS fittings proper job
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Old 21 January 2014, 03:01   #28
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Idont think any cover is fully waterproof, you will get some condensation and rain water in at times. As to wear of the cover it all depends, mine got wrecked by the marina staff, youngest in the summer not knowing how to position a boat on the pontoon and hence dragging the boat along which has worn the sides of the cover as ribs tend to want to go under the pontoons. Im having a new cover fitted at the moment, cost around £1000 for a 7.5M boat but the cover is good. Im also designing better fenders to stop it getting scraped on the pontoons.

Consider how you use your boat and how easy it would be to put the cover on esepcially if single handed.
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Old 21 January 2014, 11:02   #29
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EEK £200 for a tarp that don't fit mine cost £400 for a proper made to measure fits over the engines when there up or down SS fittings proper job
Wow, sounds like a real bargin, can you let me know where you got it from. At that price it would be worth going for the real think. I could not find one for less than £750.
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If you're in striking distance of East Cornwall and the market for a made to measure cover try http://iskcovers.net/wp/ He did this one for me and it was superb and very competitively priced. Won't say what I paid as each job is different depending on spec and materials but it was good value. I towed boat to Scotland and back with it on and it didn't flinch.

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