Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 17 March 2019, 07:14   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheffield
Boat name: Touch Bottom
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 hp Merc Power t&t
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 274
Plans for a cover.

I am going to make a cover for my 4 metre Searider, and was wondering if any one on here had done the same. I am hoping someone has some plans or a template that I can copy for such a job.
__________________

__________________
Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 March 2019, 08:07   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 50
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,654
Canít help there but pros that make covers generally start making a template using polythene - you can cut it and stick it together with tape and adjust as needed to get a good fit and then transfer to your nice Sunbrella fabric for final cutting and fabrication.
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 March 2019, 09:25   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheffield
Boat name: Touch Bottom
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 hp Merc Power t&t
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 274
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim M View Post
Canít help there but pros that make covers generally start making a template using polythene - you can cut it and stick it together with tape and adjust as needed to get a good fit and then transfer to your nice Sunbrella fabric for final cutting and fabrication.
Cheers Tim, some good info there
__________________
Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 March 2019, 12:07   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Falmouth
Boat name: Three Girls
Make: Zodiac 550 Pro
Length: 5m +
Engine: O/B Yamaha 50hp
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 58
The Problem with Polythene is that it streches. I have had covers made and the Sailmaker used a light Calico type cloth, which they then lightly and roughly tack together and markup with a permanent pen to make a template.
The cloth is much more pliable than polythene and it must be cheap.otherwise they would not use it.
Contact a small Sailmaker or a good fabric shop for the material.
__________________
Bobg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 March 2019, 15:01   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheffield
Boat name: Touch Bottom
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50 hp Merc Power t&t
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 274
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobg View Post
Contact a small Sailmaker or a good fabric shop for the material.
Hi Mate many thanks for the advise, I have some material in mind, it's a lorry sheet, I have a hot air gun to weld the seams so as soon as the weather picks up I want to get stuck in..just need some plans. to get started.
__________________
Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 March 2019, 19:29   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 50
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,654
It's worth considering that some fabrics are more kind to the likes of RIB tubes and shiny GPR console finishes than others. Even your engine cowl will take quite a cosmetic beating if it's subjected to a not so soft fabric flapping away on it in the breeze all winter long. Boat specific fabrics are generally quite expensive, but are often much softer than say a plastic tarp or perhaps what you've got to hand (do you mean the stuff that curtain sider curtains are made of?).

Barnet marine sell custom made covers for all Avon models in decent fabric made to order from their own patterns - they're about £400 delivered.
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 March 2019, 22:36   #7
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Langkawi, Malaysia
Length: no boat
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 28
My cover maker would use brown paper to make a template before transferring to sunbrella. with velcro attachments on the collar tube. Each RIB accessory location is slightly different even of the same make and model.
__________________
Eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 March 2019, 03:53   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ipswich
Boat name: Click and Collect
Make: Valiant and Narwhal
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,107
It might be worth you considering buying a Ducksback cover from Ebay they are very good and easy to get on and off and will last about 4 years or more for a cost of about £60

Here you go but check the size. I have 4 and they are good

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ducksback...frcectupt=true

Dennis
__________________

__________________
Bigplumbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×