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Old 08 May 2008, 05:32   #1
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rib cover on mooring???

Do any of you cover over your ribs when on the mooring?
I know you can have console covers but as regards covering the boat over completely.
I have my normal cover which covers over the whole boat that ties onto the trailer but how would you keep this on when rib is in the water? put a few short ropes or straps around the bottom of boat? Any ideas? Its mainly just in caseto keep swimmers in the harbour from climbling in and using it as a base to jump off. any ideas?
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Old 08 May 2008, 11:59   #2
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In water cover

We don't leave our boat in the water but I cover it before it comes out. Scorpion do a cover which has straps round the tube mounted handles providing security and tension without having to have straps underneath. The other solution that I've seen is to have the cover clipped to a teardrop shaped section at the point of max beam with a series of hooks. Both work although I think the Scorp option is probably more secure and easier to put on in the water if you know what I mean!

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Old 09 May 2008, 08:12   #3
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Not the same situation, but we always used to keep a cover on the diving club's 6m Humber. I think it was 5 ropes that went under the hull, not difficult to just loop them around and under the bow or the stern, BUT it was on a pontoon.
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I keep mine on trot moorings, we have the bow as form of pocket to hold that and have loops with bundgie abouve each hand grip, then tie downs at the stern.
Its the bundgie loops onto the hand grips that really keep the cover on it.
hope this helps
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Old 09 May 2008, 15:34   #5
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Not the same situation, but we always used to keep a cover on the diving club's 6m Humber. I think it was 5 ropes that went under the hull, not difficult to just loop them around and under the bow or the stern, BUT it was on a pontoon.
so use my ordinary cover and just drop rops around stern and bow to tie it down?

Would the ropes not wear the hypalon?
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