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Old 10 December 2010, 15:20   #1
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Hi can anyone point me in the right direction to purchase a rib cover for a 5m rib, bought one off ebay before and got three years out of it.
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Old 10 December 2010, 15:26   #2
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If you want a long life serious cover, contact Cunningham Covers in Maghera. They do custom covers (tailored, they'll require Sirs craft for a week). Not the cheapest, but are the Mutts Nutts
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Old 10 December 2010, 20:07   #3
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Hey there guys! Have you any ball park figure for the cost of a good cover? Did yu have to pay much for yours? Just wondering what's a respectable price for a 5.8?
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Old 11 December 2010, 04:39   #4
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also try

Irish Spars & Rigging Ltd

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Boatcovers Ireland

both "cover" Ireland

Irish Spars have made covers for my cruiser & a console cover for my rib & my brothers rib too.



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My console cover is made by Irish Spars, it's an excellent cover. I have heard that they are top dollar? Mine c/w the rib.
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Old 11 December 2010, 07:34   #6
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another one with good feedback from a guy I know,

Harry Sterling, Sterling Sails Bray, tel 012863401 or 0861034988
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Old 11 December 2010, 11:16   #7
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Cunningham Covers

Hi,
Just to back up Willk, I have a 7.5m XS and got Cunningham Covers to make me a tailor-made cover for the whole boat (covers the tubes, protecting from UV). The cover is heavy duty and fits very well and even has vents. CC are very pleasant to deal with and given the quality of the cover, very reasonably priced IMHO.

Highly recommended!

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Old 11 December 2010, 12:14   #8
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Great stuff, I must check out those places.. The place in Bray woudnt be a million miles away either. I just picked up the boat 2 weeks ago, on the very day the snow started, there was a very light cover with it but it wasn't great at keeping the snow off so I had a tarp at home and threw that over the boat for the moment.. But I deffo need a good cover if this winter weather is a taste of things to come!!! Brrrrr!!!
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Old 11 December 2010, 12:57   #9
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While I am sure the recommendations from others are fine, I used the local tel directory and found a local guy who ran a small one man outfit making covers for farms, trucks etc. He did great job very personal service and paid cash in hand. just a thought.

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While I am sure the recommendations from others are fine, I used the local tel directory and found a local guy who ran a small one man outfit making covers for farms, trucks etc. He did great job very personal service and paid cash in hand. just a thought.

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Yep that's another good idea DJ .. And cash in hand is certainly king! 
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just one wee point.....both my brother & I have the heavy weight "PVC" ?? type covers, these are great winter covers but both of us have found them very hard to fold up/store small ( arkward ) , if you go away for a short "break" with rib for say a w/e or longer.. just a point, it depends on the use for the cover. ( ps, thats the reason we went for console covers, for use during short breaks/summer/ etc..... )
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just one wee point.....both my brother & I have the heavy weight "PVC" ?? type covers, these are great winter covers but both of us have found them very hard to fold up/store small ( arkward ) , if you go away for a short "break" with rib for say a w/e or longer.. just a point, it depends on the use for the cover. ( ps, thats the reason we went for console covers, for use during short breaks/summer/ etc..... )
Where did you get yours made? Was it in Ireland ??
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Where did you get yours made? Was it in Ireland ??
All over covers, my brothers came with his rib from Humber but mine was made in N Ireland but dont know where, it was an after product via a boat dealer ( about 7 years ago ) & is showing a good few signs of age......!!!!!!!

If I was to get another all over cover, it would be the "lighter cloth type material" as its a lot easier to fold up/store etc also it you tow the rib with the heavy "pvc" cover on the rib it does cause scuff marks on whatever it rubs on. NOT trying to put u off the pvc, just telling what we have found by use,
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just one wee point.....both my brother & I have the heavy weight "PVC" ?? type covers, these are great winter covers but both of us have found them very hard to fold up/store small ( arkward ) , if you go away for a short "break" with rib for say a w/e or longer.. just a point, it depends on the use for the cover. ( ps, thats the reason we went for console covers, for use during short breaks/summer/ etc..... )
Yes to all that. The all over cover for the Redbay covers the engines too and I can just about carry it around - it's a pig of a thing, cozy fit though
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Well that's food for thought alright.. Thanks for the replies and advice guys!!
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These work well:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boat-Cover-Top...item1e5b163fe1

Loads of folk on here have them. Mine has lasted about three years, developed some holes now through rubbing on parts in the wind etc, but I reckon one more cover and then use the old one to re inforce parts will do the job nicely
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Try Marshall Marine Textiles in Cobh, I have used him for plenty of canvas work and is very good, he also travels to Dublin a fair bit and would measure the boat in person.
On the budget side of things I got Starspring marine in Schull to do my console covers am happy with the results so far.
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Try Marshall Marine Textiles in Cobh, I have used him for plenty of canvas work and is very good, he also travels to Dublin a fair bit and would measure the boat in person.
On the budget side of things I got Starspring marine in Schull to do my console covers am happy with the results so far.
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Old 15 December 2010, 12:49   #19
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Hi, Contact Brookes Tarpaulins, just off A55 at Penmaenmar, North Wales.
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They do some good made to measure covers, choice of materials.
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I have just purchased a new cover for my 5.5m Ribeye from Sea-Swan. Got the lead from another Ribnet follower. Excellent service and good price.

http://www.seaswan.co.uk/
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