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Old 15 January 2014, 04:07   #11
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As I dont want to pay 180,- for covers on my Outhill consol and seat covers I decided to use heavy duty tarp to cover them and found this Topgrade Tarpaulin | Tarpaulins Direct I know it will be a bit of folding to get it right but have any of you got experience to use bungee to tie them through the eyelets and then with I assume hooks to the bottom of the consol..... Ball loop bungee, toggle bungee, tarp grabber, anchor guys are terms used and googled but can come to a conclusion what is best to use.... Any tips ? txs
I don't understand people that invest a lot of money on a rib then worry about spending a few hundred quid on a quality well fitted made to measure waterproof cover. Mine fits in a bag,light as a feather, fully waterproof and I can even tow with it on takes me 5 minutes to take off and pack away when I use the rib which is a 6.4 It's a no brainer really Click image for larger version

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Old 15 January 2014, 04:19   #12
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I'm my case the rib cost 1500 so it's a different story really
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Old 15 January 2014, 04:51   #13
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Hi... I have a good overall cover but looking for one for the seat and consol when it is moored...this will used occasionally thats why 180 seems a lot....
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Old 15 January 2014, 05:35   #14
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Hi again huib

An alternative thought for your temporary mooring covers...

I used some Ducksback large outboard covers for a double bench seat when my boat was on a mooring. Like you, I didn't want to spend a fortune on a cover that would get covered in seagull s#1t and maybe only last a season or two.

They are made of the same waterproof/breathable material and have a drawstring to help keep them in place. From memory, the cover was about 22.

An extra large one might cover the top half of you console as well. All dimensions are listed so you can check out if they would fit before you buy.
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I'm my case the rib cost 1500 so it's a different story really
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My whole rig cost 5k a year ago so spending the best part of a grand on a fitted cover is a bit of a no-brainer.

Ofc if I had a 20k+ setup (if only) I'd be right with you.
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Top tip.... Wanted it in blue to match my tubes and the size seems perfect for my outhill double seat and steering consol.... so 11,- x 2 = 22,- job done !!
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Well... 25,- including cost to get it posted ... See you around on the Solent !!
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I don't understand people that invest a lot of money on a rib then worry about spending a few hundred quid on a quality well fitted made to measure waterproof cover. Mine fits in a bag,light as a feather, fully waterproof and I can even tow with it on takes me 5 minutes to take off and pack away when I use the rib which is a 6.4 It's a no brainer really Attachment 89225

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nice one Mr T, wonder where that cover came from
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Old 15 January 2014, 07:00   #19
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+1 My whole rig cost 5k a year ago so spending the best part of a grand on a fitted cover is a bit of a no-brainer. Ofc if I had a 20k+ setup (if only) I'd be right with you.
The cover wasn't a grand less than half that
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nice one Mr T, wonder where that cover came from
Same place as I told you all about last year
I hope your not having all my discount ..!
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