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Old 20 December 2010, 03:25   #21
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All over covers, my brothers came with his rib from Humber but mine was made in N Ireland but dont know where, it was an after product via a boat dealer ( about 7 years ago ) & is showing a good few signs of age......!!!!!!!

If I was to get another all over cover, it would be the "lighter cloth type material" as its a lot easier to fold up/store etc also it you tow the rib with the heavy "pvc" cover on the rib it does cause scuff marks on whatever it rubs on. NOT trying to put u off the pvc, just telling what we have found by use,
I probably have the same heavy duty PVC type as you for my Humber and I agree, they are only good for winter storage and are way to heavy to wrap around the boat after use during the summer. If you keep it clean the snow will slide off which is good. And yes, do NOT use them when towing. It will, as mentioned, rub and scratch your consoles, the paint on the engine etc etc.

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Old 20 December 2010, 06:17   #22
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Hi, Just a quick tip:

When we bought our boat the dealer gave us a very wise pointer: Never, ever put the console cover underneath a full cover if left outside. The wind will quickly chafe the outer cover by rubbing it on the console cover. We have seen it done since, and it can really cause some nasty tears. Just a word of advice

Oh, and to the OP, I agree, look in Yellow Pages & find a local agricultural seamstress outfit
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Old 20 December 2010, 08:02   #23
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Or you can do as me and wrap the engine, seats and the console in protective layers of plastic first. No damages even though we have had quite a lot of snow the last winters.

At sea I wrap the console and the seats with a cover made for a ATV. Very cheap and light. It does the job.

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Old 20 December 2010, 14:38   #24
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Or you can do as me and wrap the engine, seats and the console in protective layers of plastic first. No damages even though we have had quite a lot of snow the last winters.

At sea I wrap the console and the seats with a cover made for a ATV. Very cheap and light. It does the job.

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Should have wraped the roof of you house too! Would have kept all those weeds from growing
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Old 21 December 2010, 04:25   #25
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Should have wraped the roof of you house too! Would have kept all those weeds from growing


Not a house, just a cabin. But 8" of weed on the roof is probably the best isolation you can use. It helps when we have around 6 feet of snow.

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a very wise pointer: Never, ever put the console cover underneath a full cover if left outside. The wind will quickly chafe the outer cover by rubbing it on the console cover.

VERY GOOD POINT, I FORGOT all about this, the guy who made my console cover ( Irish Spars ) also told me NOT to do this too, in fact he said never have it below at any time, storage or towing...sorry for not putting it into an earlier post.
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Make your own - a Whitbread 60 sail cover works quite well !!

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