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Old 08 March 2015, 12:50   #1
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Hi,

new to this site and would like some advice on towing my rib with a cover on. I have the factory supplied cover but not sure it looks safe enough to tow with it on as it is only attached by elasticated hooks

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Old 08 March 2015, 14:01   #2
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Depends on cover...any photos?

I have a summer cover held on by poppers that I have used on small journeys (30mph max) and I have a winter cover with fabric straps and clips that is fine at all speeds.
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Never had a problem but it's well made and a good fit
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Old 08 March 2015, 14:22   #4
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thanks for the replies , I think looking at yours Mick , I will be going down to garda without a cover as mine , although factory supplied specifically for my boat only has elasticated loops with plastic clips that hook over the beading around the middle of the boat, and zipped and velcroed around the A frame.

thanks for the responses from both , i am impressed with the site already,
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That's funny those pics are taken on our way to Garda last summer if you have not been before its superb
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lake garda

we have been a couple of times in the last couple of years and its superb as you say, this is the first time with the boat and we have booked to stay at camping fontenelle at moniga but we are just trying to work out whether to rent a bouy at the campsite or a mooring at the marina in Moniga at a fortune. the problem is using the slipway in the campsite is a bit awkward with the motorhome and getting to the boat everytime we want to go out whereas the marina put it in by
crane and you are parked on a pontoon berth which is a lot better for access. what did you do when you were down there ?
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I would get a buoy at campsite someone will launch it for you no problem
Have a look at jonny vid if you want any info let me know I will try and help if poss
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thanks very much for that Mick, I presume you have a dinghy for getting out to your boat on the mooring bouy ?
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We did last year but previous times we swam out
Plenty of fuel stops at the bottom area of lake none higher up
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hi

thanks Mick,

sounds like we will get a bouy at10 euros a night then and risk the slipway or maybe someone will launch it like you say .they want 50 euros a day at the marina plus 120 euros to put it in and out on crane.the local boat hirer rappydrive want 25 euros a day for compound parking plus 30 euros to put in and out on the days we want to use it so its a no brainer really to get a bouy.
just have to get a little inflatable or something.Yes I noticed when we hired a boat last year that fuel stops all seemed to be down the bottom end. how did you find it for stopping at different places to look around ? did you get moored up ok or did you not bother
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Yeh it ain't cheap which ever way you do it but best at campsite the campsite usually has a tractor or just ask someone to launch you seen loads do it for others
Most towns have visitor moorings most are free some at a cost
Salo is my fav Malcesine is a good one in the marina Desenzano also ok sirmionie is no good ok just for drop off Peschiera also ok at cost
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hi

once again thanks for that , looking forward to it now
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Yeh sound very jealous which way you off
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Dover - Dunkirk then a night in Koblenz giving us a day on the Rhine / Mosel then a night in Austria then down to Lake garda over the Bremmer pass, no Toll roads except for the last bit
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towing with cover

Sound we bomb it down in 2 days from Zeebrugge do an over night near Munich going down then get there for mid aft
Top top on the toll in Italy go to an unmanned booth and you don't have to pay for trailer
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Sound we bomb it down in 2 days from Zeebrugge do an over night near Munich going down then get there for mid aft
Top top on the toll in Italy go to an unmanned booth and you don't have to pay for trailer
Do the Italians charge for trailers? Boat trailers are free in France, which is a surprise
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Yup they all do even the French well for tintents anyway
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Yup they all do even the French well for tintents anyway

Yeah, I know they charge for tintents, but not for boats, we are "classe 1" have a look on the signs next time you're at a peage.


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Not sure then Dave you would think a trailer covers everything
I thought it went on the size height etc
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Not sure then Dave you would think a trailer covers everything
I thought it went on the size height etc
I think you are correct and it is height restricted :-) - though some of the auto booths do pass me as Classe 1


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Types of vehicles Definition

Light vehicles Classe 1

- Vehicle with overall height under 2 metres and GVW not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
- Train with overall height under 2 metres and GVW of towing vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes

Intermediate vehicles Classe 2
- Vehicle with overall height from 2 to 3 metres and GVW not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
- Train with overall height from 2 to 3 metres and GVW of towing vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
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