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Post by Michael4 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:05 pm

Anyone have any recommendations for someone who makes sensibly priced good quality over boom covers?

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Post by Ed » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:52 pm

My recomendation is always to approach a local sail-loft and ask them....

You could try Sail Register:

My only advice is that with a tideway, it is worthwhile measuring it out and getting a custom one made. Tideways are a pretty loose one-design and you may well find quite a bit of variation between boats, so avoid standard covers......this is all said with more than a little 'past personal experience'.

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Post by neil » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:03 pm

The last Tideway cover I had came from

though the last cover (form my Megabyte) I bought was from

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Post by Michael4 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:52 pm

Thanks, I will ask around.

Good point about checking fit on a 'loose' one design...for reasons I won't go into (but you can probably guess) I have two of these boats now and they are very different from each other.

I guess a cover for a wooden boat should be breathable? Or is this an old wives tale?

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Re: Covers

Post by Chrisrjwood » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:36 am

Hi, you could try Mark at Waveloft, he made the cover for JB261 and I have just ordered a new cover for my JB



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Post by Lukey T » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Chris Gould at creation covers is pretty good. Covers made to measure and seems to do covers for a lot of the Merlin and Osprey fleets, plus many others.
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Re: Covers

Post by Rupert » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:38 pm

Just been through the interweb, and Sail Register appear to be the cheapest. Whether they are they best value, I'm not sure. Very impressed by the Poly cotton Firefly cover (we need a new one after 15+ years) but less so with the PVC ones for the Lightning.

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Post by alan williams » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:27 am

Rain and Sun best fitting cover I have ever had. Well finished and quickly delivered.
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Post by Obscured by clouds » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:16 am

Just ordered a SailRegister cover for the Julia Dream. £160 inc Vat and delivery.

I'll let you know what it's like when it arrives

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Post by Nessa » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:47 pm

I got a new Sail Register cover for my newly refurbished contender. I asked for an extra long flap at the back to protect the transom which is really good. I always them or Rain and Sun.
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