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Old 01 November 2007, 15:03   #1
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overall covers

ive been getting quotes for overall cover for my scorpion.

Didint know if anyone had any direct opinions of any of the below in terms of quality, durability and fit.

jb yacht services, hamble.
Charlie Arton, lymington.
Solent Covers, lymington.
Sanders Sails, lymington.


Prices are all similar within a 100 or so. JB supplies support posts in the cost also and a rear zip for entry. Im also unsure if I should go for acrylic or canvas.

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Old 01 November 2007, 15:36   #2
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I've got one of these.

Dead good.
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Old 01 November 2007, 17:36   #3
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Those poles are a pain to get into place/remove on a flybrige. I can imagine on a rib it would be a nightmare.
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Old 01 November 2007, 18:05   #4
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Have heard good things about JB.

I had two covers made by Covercare at Thornham Marina - one for my searider and one for the Scorpion. Very good fit - good enough to tow with fitted!

Had my current one a few years now and just had it laundered - came up as good as new.

Went for a canvas type material.

http://www.covercareltd.co.uk/

My cover appears to be on their home page! - It's the beige one.

They also do all the covers for JBT.

When I had mine made I just booked a day, took the boat in in the morning and collected the same afternoon with the cover made and fitted.






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ive been getting quotes for overall cover for my scorpion.

Didint know if anyone had any direct opinions of any of the below in terms of quality, durability and fit.

jb yacht services, hamble.
Charlie Arton, lymington.
Solent Covers, lymington.
Sanders Sails, lymington.


Prices are all similar within a 100 or so. JB supplies support posts in the cost also and a rear zip for entry. Im also unsure if I should go for acrylic or canvas.

Thanks

GT
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Old 01 November 2007, 18:27   #5
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I made a cover fo my rib that went over the A frame and was held on with 8mm elastic loops . No problems with water pooling or condensation as it was like a tent.
Only problem I guess is if you have ariels and things mounted on the A frame .
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Old 02 November 2007, 05:09   #6
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I've got one of these. Dead good.
Can't see the link because the IT Gestapo have bloked e bay during working hours but during the summer a very nice Avon 5.6/6.2m turned up in Fort Blockhouse marina with a very smart all over cover supported by two poles in the same way that a modern dome tent would be supported eg the poles bend in a large curve to crreate a hoop. Poles would break down into 2 foot sections for storeage. Kept the canvas off the consoles and created a good shape that water would just run off. Unfortunately she has been lifted out now so can't photograph it, but was nicely made.

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Old 02 November 2007, 06:13   #7
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Have heard good things about JB.
the guy really did seem to know his stuff. However charlie arton is the designated scorpion cover maker but costs were higher! Decisions!
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Old 02 November 2007, 06:43   #8
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for what its worth i have an original Scorpion cover and it fits a treat! very very impressed. heavy duty waterproof and it acts as a great blanket when i fall asleep once anchored on a summers afternoon!!
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Old 02 November 2007, 07:31   #9
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try their direct address instead http://www.coversandbags.com/ instead

just bought one for my vipermax 7

not a great tailored fit as you might expect (a bit long) but it will be very easy to trim back to fit with a bit of sowing.

nice material. loads of straps and a bag to carry in in.

3 days from order to delivery in Scotland
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Old 02 November 2007, 07:58   #10
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Well worth speaking to Dan at Drift Covers in Bournemouth, they do a LOT of work for Sunseeker (amongst many others in Dorset area). They've also diversified into board bags, which is where I got to know them (they did four for my windsurf boards and wakeboards). Top quality, excellent VFM.

Boardbag website (same contact numbers) is here
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