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Old 14 September 2009, 11:59   #1
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I am looking to get a cover for my Humber 6m Destroyer. Went to my local sailmakers up in Oban and got a quote for 500-650 WITHOUT the VAT. Strikes me as VERY expensive however clearly the advantage is I can take the boat there and get it fitted properly. Does anyone out there have experience of using companies online and measuring the RIB yourself and sending them the measurements, be interested to hear of good or bad experiences and any contacts you can provide.

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Old 14 September 2009, 12:35   #2
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The simplest way to measure is to get a big sheet of polythene, lay it roughly in place over your boat, then spend some time with scissors and tape making it fit. Mark where you want fixings. Take it to the sailmakers as the pattern for your cover. That's what I did and it saved me a couple of hundred quid (still wasn't desperately cheap, but lasted very well)
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Old 14 September 2009, 14:06   #3
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OR join the Ebay rib cover club - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boat-Cover-Top...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Try these guys to see if they have a template for your boat as they make great covers
http://www.covercare.co.uk/
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Old 14 September 2009, 16:36   #5
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I got a 3m RIB cover from this place:

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/speedwellstar

Fits my SR4 perfect, the lad was really helpful too.
Apparently the 3m cover takes into account having a console that stands proud of the tubes, mine doesn't so fits perfect.
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Puffin, do not no where in Argyll you are but the guy Wilson from Dumfermline does work up in the Oban area and the last quote I got from him was around 350. But i succomed to the ebay offer.
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Old 14 September 2009, 19:11   #7
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The simplest way to measure is to get a big sheet of polythene, lay it roughly in place over your boat, then spend some time with scissors and tape making it fit. Mark where you want fixings. Take it to the sailmakers as the pattern for your cover. That's what I did and it saved me a couple of hundred quid (still wasn't desperately cheap, but lasted very well)
If you've still got that sheet of polythene, I'm looking for a cover for my Searider.
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Old 14 September 2009, 20:06   #8
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I've got one of these. Its excellent.
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I've just had a great console cover made by Sally at Jessail, she's based in Ardrossan but if its a standard 6m Destroyer she could easily measure one at Largs and make you the cover.
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