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Old 30-09-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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Cover me! I'm going in...

Well, the time has come to get a decent cover for the Ring.

Currently she's under a B&Q tarpaulin at the Marina. I pulled the cover off last week, and the condensation was something awful to behold.

I've found this on Fleabay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Superior-Quali...QQcmdZViewItem

Look any good to you guys?
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Old 30-09-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boat-Dinghy-Cover-17-19ft-BRAND-NEW-premium-Quality_W0QQitemZ160029428085QQihZ006QQcategoryZ15 263QQcmdZViewItem

Same thing but on Buy It Now for £79.
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Old 30-09-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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Looks good Rob.

I think I'll have that. Breathable, that's the main thing.

Sold!
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:50 AM   #4
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Just the jobby!
How are you getting on with your ring then?
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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Boat name: Both called ‘Irresistible’.
Boat make: Bernico F1 Twin, Monterey 265SC.
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A lot more expensive but these people make the best covers I've ever seen. They have the patterns for Rings as they've made me covers for an 18 and a 21. Polyfacto Ltd., Unit 9 Station Road Ind. Est., Hailsham, East Sussex. Tel: (01323) 841399/841715. Ask to speak to Les. They also cover all aspects of interior trimming. I have no connection to them but they did me such a good job that I can't recommend them highly enough.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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Just the jobby!
How are you getting on with your ring then?
Done nothing to it yet other than tie a cover over the bugger and try and forget about it!

Having spent as much as I could justify on the boat I was a little peed off at the trailer crapping out and it's quite demoralised me for the moment. Of course, when the springtime arrives I'll probably feel totally different about it!

I'll be happier when it's on the new trailer though, then at least I can move it around. It's in a boat/caravan park at a marina right now which is secure enough, but doesn't allow any working on it on site, so I guess I'll need to trailer it home once a month, attach the muffs and run the engine.

May not be such a bad thing anyway, to keep the trailer from deteriorating or the tyres and jockey wheel from 'flat spotting'
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:33 AM   #7
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I know how you feel i felt the same this year when i got mine home and thought only a few jobs to do on it to get it on the water, then you start to spot other things.

So needless to say it may not see water this year, but then again it might.

Splitpin on here has been a great help and is responsible for getting it in to shape with rewiring and rebuilding the trim pump and spending more time than me on it so a great thanks has to go to him.

Keep with it and try to forget about the problems for a week or two then go back to it they then don't seem so bad after all that is what i found plus everyone on here is so helpfull as they have probably suffered the problem too in the past.

Good luck and hope to see you out on the water on a Poker run next year.
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:42 AM   #8
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Thanks Woody!

I hope to be out with you next year too. I'll just put in more overtime and keep looking for a better job.

In common with most boat type problems, it's nothing that an extra few grand a year couldn't fix!

You're right about this site though. Everyone has been really helpful, even though I'm sure they've heard all my questions a thousand times before.

Thanks all. I appreciate it.
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