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Old 22 December 2013, 14:31   #1
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Silver ducksback covers

Anyone got one? Are they the same as the blue ebay covers, but silver?

The blue ones don't seem to be available anymore and the one on the Ballistic took a bit of a beating during the refurb so I'd like to replace it.
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Old 22 December 2013, 15:02   #2
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Anyone got one? Are they the same as the blue ebay covers, but silver?

The blue ones don't seem to be available anymore and the one on the Ballistic took a bit of a beating during the refurb so I'd like to replace it.
Yes they are very good for an off the shelf cover, you are more then welcome to have a look at it before you part with your money
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Old 22 December 2013, 15:07   #3
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Yes - after 3 years in the open my blue one finally gave up - I replaced it with a silver one and it seems of similar quality. Hard to beat for the money!
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Yes - after 3 years in the open my blue one finally gave up - I replaced it with a silver one and it seems of similar quality. Hard to beat for the money!
Cheers Trevor, makes me a bit more confident. I'm hoping they're exactly the same dimensions as well as the biggest one fits the Ballistic like it was made for it.
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Yes they are very good for an off the shelf cover, you are more then welcome to have a look at it before you part with your money
Have you got a silver one?
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Cheers Trevor, makes me a bit more confident. I'm hoping they're exactly the same dimensions as well as the biggest one fits the Ballistic like it was made for it.
Have you got a silver one?
The biggest silver one is the same size as the biggest old blue one - they both fit the Shearwater perfectly.
One small difference is the blue one had a strap that went round behind the A-frame, which the silver one doesn't seem to have. It wouldn't be hard to take the old one off the blue cover and sew it onto the silver one tho.
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Old 22 December 2013, 19:50   #7
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Thanks Trevor, I'll probably do that then.

Expect a visit at some point Whisper
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Hi guys, how are you?

My cover is looking a bit sad now. Do they do one suitable for ribcraft 585? If so could one of you post a link?
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Yep there the same exactly as the original blue covers, all strapping etc , fits over the top of A frame also
Great value for money me finks,,
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The biggest silver one is the same size as the biggest old blue one - they both fit the Shearwater perfectly.
One small difference is the blue one had a strap that went round behind the A-frame, which the silver one doesn't seem to have. It wouldn't be hard to take the old one off the blue cover and sew it onto the silver one tho.
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My silver one recently purchased has this strap on it,,as the blue one,,maybe the added it on after the first batch was manufactured
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Just checked mine, it's grey not silver so it might be a different one?
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Just checked mine, it's grey not silver so it might be a different one?
Lol don't trust me f,ing colour blind since my opp. Big stylie,,,,
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The latest ducksback are silver coat on the topside and a grey underneath that's if you have it on the right way though.
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how you lot keep them from pooling?
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how you lot keep them from pooling?
Having a huge open area in the bow means pooling is a major issue.

I put a hole in it and a pond filter fitting hooked up to a bit of garden hose that's routed through the drain hole.It leaves just enough water on there to stop the cover flapping in the wind.
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Good idea Nos.
Alternatively I use an old 'large' collapsible tent pole to create a ridge the length of the boat from bow to transom.

I'll see if I can dig out an old pic.

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I used to use an exercise ball from Argos - about £5 and blow it up to be 3ft diameter - and you can use the bow are for some yoga when the covers off ( OK I made that up - but I'm in the office again today ....)
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Here you go, these are pics from when I first did it.
The pipe insulation on the screen top has since been discarded now I've made a proper stainless handrail for across the top of it.
The pipe insulation from jockey back to jockey back is over a piece of plastic pipe with the ends slotted to fit over the stainless tubes.

As you can see the tent pole creates a nice ridge the length of the boat and in all the years I've had a Blue cover on it the water has never pooled.

I realise your console is probably a bit lower, and you've got a longer deck space in front of it, but is a tidy way to solve the problem as the pole packs up really small.

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A traffic cone cut the top off and glue a football in.stands in the centre of my front deck stops the cover pooling
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