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Old 05 October 2011, 15:09   #1
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RIB Cover

Hi
Has anybody bought one of these covers off Ebay?

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If so are they any good, I need one for a 6mtr Humber destroyer
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Old 05 October 2011, 15:17   #2
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You might want to check they make provision for an A-Frame (Assuming you have one) .

They might not fit otherwise.
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Old 05 October 2011, 15:26   #3
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I bought one for my 4.5m and was very impressed with it, would recommend.
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Old 05 October 2011, 15:29   #4
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Blue ones are listed on forums as blue e bay covers and loads written about them. I have one as a spare winter cover which I had altered to go around the A Frame. The main issue being that straps need to go beneath the boat to secure the cover so if on a dry stack/or water it is very hard to do, but on a trailer great value. Check sizes though on beam and overall length
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Old 05 October 2011, 16:10   #5
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Like ian I bought one four years ago for a winter cover and it is stiil as good as new, even with all the snow etc!!!!!!
As with ian I had to modify for the 'A' frame but that is no problem. Again I would order bigger than you need to allow plenty of flexability.
Hope this helps.

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Old 06 October 2011, 03:27   #6
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I have the 2nd one on your list. the grey one.
Went for the larger size and it all fits over the rib and round the A frame nicely.
the tie down tabs are good and strong as is the material.

I have no issues with it and would recomend it.
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Old 06 October 2011, 15:21   #7
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I've just got one. Went for the next size up than I needed and, disappointingly it's not big enough to get around the A frame. It was a dark and raining when I was fitting it, so I just cut it at the back in two places and strapped it around the back tubes. Should have waited and sent it back.

Should have paid heed to someone else who said get two sizes up.

Seems a bit strange to sell them as RIB covers when they're not designed to cope with A frames.

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Make a cup of tea and have a read of this:

Those Ebay Covers

It's been on the boat for quite some time now, and has endured quite a few miles of towing at, erm, legal towing speeds, driving rain, high winds, several falls of deep snow, etc etc. with no maintenance.

And I have to say, it's now completely knackered.

However, bearing in mind what it's put up with since February 2008, and how much they cost, I'm about to buy another one.

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I bought one for my 4.5m and was very impressed with it, would recommend.
I am looking for one to fit our 4.5m rib

so which seller did you buy from & what size ?
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Old 10 October 2011, 08:36   #10
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I went with these lot (the blue ones). Got the 12-14 foot for a 4M Zodiac. Arrived today, and Im very pleased with it... great fit, and looks very smart. Bargain really!

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