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Old 26 May 2009, 17:14   #101
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I have used Fabsil on tents and outdoor clothing - works great but stinks to high heaven - or used to before everything went PC. If it's as good as it used to be it should work fine.
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Old 26 May 2009, 17:24   #102
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my blue cover has ripped, i went down to the boat the other day to find the windscreen poking out. Anyone know where I can get one for a 5.5m rib?
anyone?
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Old 26 May 2009, 17:35   #103
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I have used Fabsil on tents and outdoor clothing - works great but stinks to high heaven - or used to before everything went PC. If it's as good as it used to be it should work fine.
I think the stuff I've got in the garage is 'pre-pc'
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Old 27 May 2009, 02:48   #104
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well for 10 i'm gonna give it a bash suppose i'll get the same stuff from millets or any other camping shop.


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Old 07 June 2009, 10:54   #105
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having failed to source a direct replacement, i have found these. My rib is 5.5m Loa, 2.28m Boa. This equates to 18ft long, 7.4ft (or 88 inches wide).

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I emailed the seller and he reckons "they arent really suitable for ribs as they arent wide enough to go round the tubes"

As I can't find anything else i am tempted to risk one of them. Presumeably the biggest difference between a rib and the speedboats is the height of the consoles and seats which uses up some of the width of the cover.

What do we think?
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Whats wrong with these then.?

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Old 07 June 2009, 13:13   #107
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Whats wrong with these then.?

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I had a size 5 one which ripped on the windscreen edge. I did look for these again but thought if i went too big it would give dips for water to collect in?

A size 6 may be ok though?
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I had a size 5 one which ripped on the windscreen edge. I did look for these again but thought if i went too big it would give dips for water to collect in?

A size 6 may be ok though?
I'd go for the size 6 and knock up some poles so there's no dips. Plus it keeps the cover from slowly rubbing anything.
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To give you an idea of how good these prices are I was quoted 1400 for a cover for my boat!!!
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I joined the club a while ago but couldnt decide to go over or around the aframe. Pictures of first dry fit, covers tube to rubbing strake and still fussing about with the straps and a few loose stitches. An old heavy duty waterproof worksuit became 2 chimneys and a dognut.
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