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Old 16 April 2013, 17:42   #1
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Hi all, Im looking at making a skirt or some kind of cover that will keep the sun off my tubes, I have a full cover that fits over the whole boat, and I recently got a new console cover, My only problem is that the full boat cover was bought off the shelf and I find that in high winds it blows off the boat (even when tied down it flaps alot) I was wondering if anyone has every seen a cover that just fits over the tubes, I was down my tubes after every trip and have been putting my console cover on, I just hate leaving my boat with the tubes exposed to the sun, if there was something that i could quickly put over the tubes to prevent them fading it would be great, I have had a few ideas but as funds are limited so thats all they are at the moment, ideas would be very welcome and photos would be better again. I am hoping to get my hands on some material and "test" a few of my ideas and see what happens. Thanks
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Old 16 April 2013, 17:50   #2
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I have ordered a new light weight uv protection cover from these guys ss fasteners etc and you can travel with them on they fit that well
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While you're testing material, have you treated the tubes with UV protector?
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what would you recomend for uv tube protector? the tubes are in perfect condition and i want to keep them that way
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what would you recomend for uv tube protector? the tubes are in perfect condition and i want to keep them that way
I've never had tubes worth protecting, but the general word on here about this stuff is good. RIBshop and others do similar stuff too.
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I have ordered a new light weight uv protection cover from these guys ss fasteners etc and you can travel with them on they fit that well
i'll be ordering one myself very shortly they are great covers
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While you're testing material, have you treated the tubes with UV protector?
Who me if so what with
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will be getting myself some of this 303 Aerospace Protectant....Has anyone ever seen any kind of fabric tube protectors?
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Been using Aerospace Protectant for the last 3 years on a red rib, the product is applied once a month and the red color is still impeccable as new, the rib lives at a marina and is kept covered with a light cover.

Get a cover that can breath, if non breathable, moisture building inside deck on covered sib/ribs living in outside environments will tend to form mold, fungus, etc.

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