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#1 29 Oct 2017 5:45 pm

wilddog
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From: Devon
Registered: 22 Dec 2013
Posts: 126

Boat covers...

Long time no post...and I confess that i missed the whole summer's sailing due work commitments...grr!

I am wondering about a really decent cover for my Skerry.

The last two winters she's been in the garage, but I may need to move her outside. She'll be next to the house, so I hope that would keep her free from frost...

Will a decent cover do the job over the winter or is this a terrible idea...

Andy


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#2 30 Oct 2017 1:50 am

Jan
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Registered: 23 Apr 2014
Posts: 4

Re: Boat covers...

Got the same problem and took pieces of round insulation for heating pipes. Cut to 1 feet long pieces and put them over the rails.
Between each piece of foam stays a gap of about half a feet. To prevent the cover from hanging into my skerry, i took two battens of  6 mm ply, 8 cm wide and  cut to length so they form an arc between the rowlocks. With an ordinary dowel of Nylon and a wood screw, these battens were fixed into the rowlock. The Nylon dowel doesn`t harm the beautiful Davey bronze. A tarp of 2.5 X 5 m covers the boat and is fixed to the trailer. The tarp has no contact to the boat and the gaps between the foam enables sufficient airflow to prevent mildew or rot. Works since 2009 with best results.

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#3 9 Nov 2017 3:15 pm

wilddog
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From: Devon
Registered: 22 Dec 2013
Posts: 126

Re: Boat covers...

Thanks. Where did you get the tarp?


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#4 9 Nov 2017 5:58 pm

CrimeaRiver
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Registered: 3 Oct 2016
Posts: 14

Re: Boat covers...

A just bought (and awaiting delivery of) a made-to-measure boat cover for my NE Dory from these people:

http://www.kustom-covers.co.uk/

It's being made out of 900gsm PVC, the spec used for drop-side lorry curtains. Mine came in at £279 all inclusive.

They also do made-to-measure rectangular tarps in 610gsm or 900gsm, which are a bit cheaper than a proper boat cover.

Their detailing is very good - proper tape-reinforced perimeters, real brass eyelets and high quality durable materials.  The company have made stuff for the All England Tennis Club (Wimbledon) in the recent past. Their prices are very competitive and they were also prepared to negotiate a little, too.


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#5 30 Mar 2018 8:05 am

wilddog
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From: Devon
Registered: 22 Dec 2013
Posts: 126

Re: Boat covers...

Thanks! Sorry I have only just come back to this thread...!


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