Originally Posted by Hightower
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.
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.