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Old 15 January 2003, 08:10   #1
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Anyone know a good supplier for fitted/tailor made RIB covers or something similar? Don't think the tarp I use has much life left in it!

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Old 15 January 2003, 08:16   #2
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Undercover in Shirley, Southampton. tel 02380 704044 not cheap but excellent service.
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Old 15 January 2003, 08:18   #3
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when you say not cheap, what are we talking? Re-mortgaging the house or selling the wife?
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Old 15 January 2003, 08:21   #4
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No, probably just renting out the wife.
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Old 15 January 2003, 08:23   #5
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just rental? shame!

Thanks mr diggler will give them a ring as they are only up the road. Perfect excuse for an extra long lunch break me thinks!
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A fully fitted rib cover designed specifically for your RIB can be expensive. I got a quote of 500 or so for a new one for Blue Ice. Got the old one patched up for 100!

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Old 15 January 2003, 10:17   #7
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Find a friendly sail maker or a nice Marquee maker. Anyone with commercial sawing machines and a bit of skill can make covers and probably for the right price as well.

I have had a marquee manufacturer produce sail covers ect and they have lasted 8 years don't see why a rib cover should be any different.


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Was it the people from Maldon? cost me 500 for a full cover (no good for in the water) with a quote for another 500 for seats and console only.

So the boat stayed in the water uncovered which was ok until the bilge pump failed - shoes off bucket in hand!
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Hi Phil

Yes that was with Valiant sails in Maldon. Dumped the cover (or the two halves of it left after the gales!) with them just before I left for Canada in December and said "fix it!". Got a call today saying its ready and cost is 100. Rough estimate for new one was 500. Get it back tommorrow and we'll see what sort of job they have done!
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Find a friendly sail maker or a nice Marquee maker. Anyone with commercial sawing machines and a bit of skill ......

What do UK sailmakers use "sawing machines" for ???
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