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Old 31 July 2007, 07:38   #1
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Can anyone help please? I am after a RIB cover and I remember seeing an ad for an outfit that used to advertise regularly in RIB Int., but I have not seen their ad for a while. I think they were based in Emsworth. I have looked through the past issues that I have with no success. Tried Google and got no where. Alternatively, do you know of anyone south coast ish who can do a good made to measure cover at a sensible price? Thanks for any recommendations.
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Old 31 July 2007, 07:50   #2
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Can anyone help please? I am after a RIB cover and I remember seeing an ad for an outfit that used to advertise regularly in RIB Int., but I have not seen their ad for a while. I think they were based in Emsworth. I have looked through the past issues that I have with no success. Tried Google and got no where. Alternatively, do you know of anyone south coast ish who can do a good made to measure cover at a sensible price? Thanks for any recommendations.

Just been quoted by a company local to me?

£55.00 + vat for a console + four pod seat cover(just a shoe box shape)

£140.00 + vat for a total cover made to measure (she's been and crawled all over my boat) it includes covering the A frame and over the tubes

Have ordered both with the small one being ready for Friday hopefully

Hows it going ?

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Not too bad now thanks James. I owe you one or two pics, must get the camera out now the Sun has shown itself. Made good the steering helm mounting box, and I am now just mucking around with the console, waiting for instruments. Trouble is, I set my mind on what I wanted, only to find that there were none in the country . Still have now been promised them soon. Also still waiting for the upholstery, and as part of this will cover the fuel filler, I do not want to start cutting that until I have the upholstery in my hot and sweaty to make sure all fits.
Still given the time that I usuallly have available, steady if slow progress is being made
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Just been quoted by a company local to me?

£55.00 + vat for a console + four pod seat cover(just a shoe box shape)

£140.00 + vat for a total cover made to measure (she's been and crawled all over my boat) it includes covering the A frame and over the tubes

Have ordered both with the small one being ready for Friday hopefully

Hows it going ?

James
James,
What material is this - it does sound very er inexpensive! However, I think that I would like to see if I can find someone a little nearer to me before I start considering a trek up to your neck of the woods!
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I've got one of these. Its dead good and looks somewhat more expensive than it is, I think. Just put a couple of zips in it to get around the A-frame. It covers the cowling of the outboard as well.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boat-Cover-Top...QQcmdZViewItem
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I have a cover from them (to fit a 7.8 ballistic) that is in decent enough condition - RRP new is over £400 - cheeky offers welcome as its collecting dust in the garage.
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James,
What material is this - it does sound very er inexpensive! However, I think that I would like to see if I can find someone a little nearer to me before I start considering a trek up to your neck of the woods!
It's what they use on caravan covers but green on the outside with a white liner seems very strong from the sample
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Have you seen our ones?

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I was going to go for one of these. Pete 7 has one for his Pacific and looks very strong and good value for the money.

http://www.bembridgeoutboards.co.uk/rib_covers.asp
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£150 or so for a cover for a 22' boat seems fair enough - so how the hell can people justify the quotes I have had for covers for my RIB - £800 up to £1400 - what a joke!!!
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