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Old 18 October 2020, 09:07   #1
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South coast covers.

Iíve paid a small fortune for overall covers before. Some good some bad.

Looking for reccomendations for a cover maker in Southampton ish area at a reasonable price. Maybe someone knows a small startup or a non marine upholsterer without marine pricing. 8.1m rib.

Iím scared to ask how much one is gonna cost!
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Old 18 October 2020, 18:04   #2
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Iíve paid a small fortune for overall covers before. Some good some bad.

Looking for reccomendations for a cover maker in Southampton ish area at a reasonable price. Maybe someone knows a small startup or a non marine upholsterer without marine pricing. 8.1m rib.

Iím scared to ask how much one is gonna cost!
JB Yacht services in Southampton (up the road from SWANWICK) Jimís great. Heís done covers for us before, both big & small. Really excellent job. Donít think he has a website as such so I canít give you a link but a google will bring up his contact details.
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Old 19 October 2020, 00:41   #3
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If you are just after a winter cover for a Rib look at the Ducksback covers on ebay. They are very good indeed. Dont be put of by the low price. I found they will last at least 5 years. Cost for a mid sized one is about £80
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Old 19 October 2020, 00:58   #4
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i am also looking for the same in the north east . i had a ducksback once lets just say i was refunded in full during the first month no questions no return the cover just have your money back . it went in the bin
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i am also looking for the same in the north east . i had a ducksback once lets just say i was refunded in full during the first month no questions no return the cover just have your money back . it went in the bin
Was it a genuine Ducksback. I have 6 on 6 different boats and all are performing well.

Did you support it along the center line with some sort of ridge. Very easy to make.

They are light and quick to put on and off and breath. I would never buy any others
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I had South Coast make mine paid about £ 1200.00 they will give you a choice of 2 materials.
That was for my 8.6 Cobra.
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Tuff Covers, Newton abbot - made me a MTM console cover and then a full cover for mine - £300 for a 5.5

Made from lorry siding so very tuff.....
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Was it a genuine Ducksback. I have 6 on 6 different boats and all are performing well.

Did you support it along the center line with some sort of ridge. Very easy to make.

They are light and quick to put on and off and breath. I would never buy any others
i have had and used one before and it was fine so i bought a new one for my osprey and within the first 2 weeks i noticed the silver coating was coming off any where where there was any creases i could hold it up to the light and it looked like a colander . this wasn't in just one area by week 3 it was about 70% of the cover .i rang them up and they were very apologetic and said something about a new material supplier and asked if i wanted a replacement or refund .when they couldn't guarantee the replacement would fare any better i got a refund .they weren't interested in having the cover sent back to them for inspection suggested they were aware of an issue. oh and it should have been genuine as i bought it from them direct
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I'd suggest Peter Eyre Sails and Covers based just east of the Itchen Bridge.
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i have had and used one before and it was fine so i bought a new one for my osprey and within the first 2 weeks i noticed the silver coating was coming off any where where there was any creases i could hold it up to the light and it looked like a colander . this wasn't in just one area by week 3 it was about 70% of the cover .i rang them up and they were very apologetic and said something about a new material supplier and asked if i wanted a replacement or refund .when they couldn't guarantee the replacement would fare any better i got a refund .they weren't interested in having the cover sent back to them for inspection suggested they were aware of an issue. oh and it should have been genuine as i bought it from them direct
Very interesting. I have recently bought 3 directly from them and so far (4 months on the boats) they seem to be good. I will keep an eye on them however
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I have had 2 or 3 ducks backs. The largest size fits in tube length but exposes the rear seat. Despite three poles they alway pool and Rip in the front. (Console very aft)

My first quote is 939+vat for a custom cover.
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I have had 2 or 3 ducks backs. The largest size fits in tube length but exposes the rear seat. Despite three poles they alway pool and Rip in the front. (Console very aft)

My first quote is 939+vat for a custom cover.
I think maybe your boat is too big for a ducksback
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Had a very reasonable price of 675 from covers4all. Based in Wales!! Odyssey fabric. Anyone heard of them?
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Tuff Covers, Newton abbot - made me a MTM console cover and then a full cover for mine - £300 for a 5.5

Made from lorry siding so very tuff.....
Any pictures? Do you get mould or damp?
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Any pictures? Do you get mould or damp?
I was seeing some black spot on the inside of the console, but by leaving the hatches open this has stopped - no other issue I've seen so far and no sign of damp.
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I was seeing some black spot on the inside of the console, but by leaving the hatches open this has stopped - no other issue I've seen so far and no sign of damp.
Is your boat in a Barn If so not much of a test re the cover
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Is your boat in a Barn If so not much of a test re the cover
Keeps the birds off nicely - winter stored in barn.
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Made from lorry siding so very tuff.....
Also Very heavy....had cover tailor made for my 5.85 but huge job rolling it off and on. Nothing will get through it but real chore getting it off and on every trip

Do consider the weight of material on a large cover I totally under-estimated this and would gladly have paid more for a lighter material.
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Old 23 October 2020, 03:42   #20
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I got it wrong when I said South coast covers made mine It was Cover Craft Southampton
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