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Old 01 August 2008, 02:51   #41
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I have the size 5 cover on a 6.5meter however the discovery console is lower than yours and your rib is the same beam as mine.

I would be tempted to take some measurements from under the strake over the top of your console screen to under the other strake then phone the ebay guy and he will tell you which cover you need.

I have also had to cut mine at the back to fit around the aframe which was a bit of an arse however I think he will do that for you if you give him some dimmensions.

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Old 01 August 2008, 07:40   #42
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Thanks Chris,
I actually bought a 17'-19' grey cover off ebay a week or so back and it fits ok on the beam, but will need a bit of 'cut & shut' detailing to get around the A-frame. Its not wide enough to go over the A-frame, but should be ok to go over the motor, once I get my bowie knife into action.
How did you finish off the bits you chopped through for the A-frame on yours? Got any pics?
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Old 02 August 2008, 03:04   #43
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Thanks Chris,
I actually bought a 17'-19' grey cover off ebay a week or so back and it fits ok on the beam, but will need a bit of 'cut & shut' detailing to get around the A-frame. Its not wide enough to go over the A-frame, but should be ok to go over the motor, once I get my bowie knife into action.
How did you finish off the bits you chopped through for the A-frame on yours? Got any pics?
I ended up cutting out a rectangular panel the width of the aframe. Then the two side pieces extend over the rear parts of the tubes and I made a couple of straps that wrap them around the tubes. I got a local seamstress to hemm all areas that I cut and reinforce the corners of the rectangular cut out where they are pulled up agains the aframe.

THis does mean that very rear of the deck between the aframe is uncovered but that is not a bother, its mainly the tubes, upholstery and the console that I wanted to protect.
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Old 02 August 2008, 18:06   #44
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I ended up cutting out a rectangular panel the width of the aframe. Then the two side pieces extend over the rear parts of the tubes and I made a couple of straps that wrap them around the tubes. I got a local seamstress to hemm all areas that I cut and reinforce the corners of the rectangular cut out where they are pulled up agains the aframe.

THis does mean that very rear of the deck between the aframe is uncovered but that is not a bother, its mainly the tubes, upholstery and the console that I wanted to protect.

what did ya do with the shock cord! seems its all one bit and will kinda go boing if cut!
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Old 03 August 2008, 17:23   #46
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what did ya do with the shock cord! seems its all one bit and will kinda go boing if cut!
There's a join in there somewhere - undo it with the cover off the boat!
I'm planning to cut the shockcord and use some plastic bungee hooks to re-join the pieces when the cover is fitted onto the boat.
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Old 04 August 2008, 02:51   #47
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what did ya do with the shock cord! seems its all one bit and will kinda go boing if cut!
I just cut through mine then got the seamstress to pull it back through and sew it into the ends where I cut out the panel.
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Tried mine out on Saturday ( the biggest given I want tbe sure of covering all the tubes & have a high ish cabin to cover) - looks ace - I didnt get to fit it properly as the boat is on a mooring, but there shoud be plenty of material to be sure its fits around the aframe. I just need to buy a sewing machine & get Mrs to learn how to use it - this will be the hardest & most challenging part of anything to do with boats I have ever done ! Thanks to all who posted on the thread as it was everyones good comments that made me order. I'd suggest given the numbers that seem to have been purchased some kind of ribnet discount is in order , but they seem to be such good value anyway I'd feel too guilty !
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Ive done a few hundred miles with no problems
Scratch that, I have had one problem, when one of the straps loosened it has worn a slight dip 2 inches wide on my nice new rubbing strake

I have now added anothe webbing strap up front to avoid this again but will be keeping a close eye on it

I think I might go for a console cover as its going to be a lot less hassle and wont risk further damage to the tubes.

Anyone had one made for the Osprey Discovery console?
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