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Old 26 May 2009, 22:14   #101
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I have used Fabsil on tents and outdoor clothing - works great but stinks to high heaven - or used to before everything went PC. If it's as good as it used to be it should work fine.
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Old 26 May 2009, 22:24   #102
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my blue cover has ripped, i went down to the boat the other day to find the windscreen poking out. Anyone know where I can get one for a 5.5m rib?
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Old 26 May 2009, 22:35   #103
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I have used Fabsil on tents and outdoor clothing - works great but stinks to high heaven - or used to before everything went PC. If it's as good as it used to be it should work fine.
I think the stuff I've got in the garage is 'pre-pc'
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Old 27 May 2009, 07:48   #104
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well for £10 i'm gonna give it a bash suppose i'll get the same stuff from millets or any other camping shop.


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Old 07 June 2009, 15:54   #105
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having failed to source a direct replacement, i have found these. My rib is 5.5m Loa, 2.28m Boa. This equates to 18ft long, 7.4ft (or 88 inches wide).

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I emailed the seller and he reckons "they arent really suitable for ribs as they arent wide enough to go round the tubes"

As I can't find anything else i am tempted to risk one of them. Presumeably the biggest difference between a rib and the speedboats is the height of the consoles and seats which uses up some of the width of the cover.

What do we think?
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Old 07 June 2009, 16:55   #106
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Whats wrong with these then.?

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Old 07 June 2009, 18:13   #107
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Whats wrong with these then.?

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I had a size 5 one which ripped on the windscreen edge. I did look for these again but thought if i went too big it would give dips for water to collect in?

A size 6 may be ok though?
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Old 07 June 2009, 18:32   #108
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I had a size 5 one which ripped on the windscreen edge. I did look for these again but thought if i went too big it would give dips for water to collect in?

A size 6 may be ok though?
I'd go for the size 6 and knock up some poles so there's no dips. Plus it keeps the cover from slowly rubbing anything.
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Old 07 June 2009, 20:34   #109
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To give you an idea of how good these prices are I was quoted £1400 for a cover for my boat!!!
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I joined the club a while ago but couldnt decide to go over or around the aframe. Pictures of first dry fit, covers tube to rubbing strake and still fussing about with the straps and a few loose stitches. An old heavy duty waterproof worksuit became 2 chimneys and a dognut.
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Old 01 August 2009, 09:01   #111
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Blimey, bought it to fit a 4.8mtr Humber, and had a call to say how well it fits for the price.

Will get a picture up soon.
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which size should fit a humber 5.8m? size 5?
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Old 09 December 2009, 19:01   #115
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which size should fit a humber 5.8m? size 5?
Hi for my 5.85 Ribcraft I got the 20-22ft one and fits ok.
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Old 27 December 2011, 18:00   #116
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Hi all.

Just thought I’d close out this thread with an update.

Over Christmas I’ve finally replaced the original cover that started this thread 4 years ago.

After almost 4 years use, including quite a bit of towing with it on, the old one was well and truly buggered.
It wasn’t that waterproof anymore, and had worn through in a few places due to flapping about at motorway speeds.
It had also gone green in some areas, and I’ve had a separate console and jockey seat waterproof cover underneath it for the last 6 months.

A year ago it was still in very good condition, but has gone down hill rapidly lately.

I honestly believe it would have lasted a lot longer had I not towed with it on, and if I’d washed it down occasionally.
However for the cost I didn’t hesitate to replace it with the same.

The new one cost me £96 from ebay, and appears to be the same quality as the original.
As last time I Purchased the Size 7 which is too big for my RIB, and cut the front off because the bow section on the covers is very narrow.

I’m hoping it will help when the boat goes up for sale in a couple of months, and make sure the worst of this winters weather is kept out.

I would still recommend these covers to anyone, but wouldn't suggest towing too far with it on.

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Iím hoping it will help when the boat goes up for sale in a couple of months,



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My God your selling your pride and joy??!!
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Old 27 December 2011, 18:31   #118
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Yes, I'm sorry to say it's going to break mine and the smaller Nashers hearts.
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Old 27 December 2011, 19:17   #119
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Yes, I'm sorry to say it's going to break mine and the smaller Nashers hearts.
But there's bills to pay.

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