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Old 17 September 2015, 15:26   #1
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Outdoor RIB storage solutions for winter

I've seen a few people using a kind of 'tent' to cover their whole Rib/trailer/engine over the cruel winter months.
When I say tent, I mean almost like a long marquee, but with shortened legs.

Are these things worthwhile?
If so, there must be a cheaper 'non boat' version that is for sale that would adequately to the job?
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Old 17 September 2015, 16:01   #2
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I've seen a few people using a kind of 'tent' to cover their whole Rib/trailer/engine over the cruel winter months.
When I say tent, I mean almost like a long marquee, but with shortened legs.

Are these things worthwhile?
If so, there must be a cheaper 'non boat' version that is for sale that would adequately to the job?
Machine Mart do a pretty good range.
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Machine Mart do a pretty good range.
yeah I see that, thanks.

I wonder how they would stand up to being 'sawn off' by a few feet
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Old 17 September 2015, 18:11   #4
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Costco used to do a good one. Don't know if they still do it
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yeah I see that, thanks.

I wonder how they would stand up to being 'sawn off' by a few feet

I guess that would depend upon your DIY skills, everything is possible. Why not ring Machine Mart and ask them if they have one on display in any of their stores. Looking at the way in which it is constructed will give you a better idea of what's possible.

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Old 18 September 2015, 05:06   #6
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Your boat is quite small according to your sig info. I would make a couple of A frames with a length of 4" soil pipe at the top between them and a 20 quid tarp. It will probably be stronger than the cheap marquee things and if anything happens it is only a case of buying another tarp.
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Old 18 September 2015, 10:06   #7
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I have 2 6metre polytunnles covering mine. Very cheap on eBay. Previous one I had blew away and buckled.

Remember dependant on where you are siting it, you may need planning permission.
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I have been using a cheap instant garage to protect a boat for winter. They have typically ridiculously low wind limitations as such(stated in the manual). But screwing the steel pipe frame down to a wooden foundation/frame as also securing well to the boat made it stay in place even in pretty rough conditions. But the cower was usable for aprox 18 months, then had get a new one. You get what you pay for....

Worth while to secure it very well to the ground or something very heavy, you don't want it to fly away causing damages to Your or somebody others property.
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I have wondered about using a gardeners polytunnel as a boat shelter.
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