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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 16 at 11:17am
I think you just have to consider the cover as a running cost. If you don't have a good cover then you have ropes full of slime, fittings full of grot, bird crap under the spreaders and the whole sailing experience deteriorates rapidly. And then start thinking about the extra time and hassle if you have to take the rig off and put it back every time...

You're not buying the cover as an investment in the boat, you're buying it to make your days out sailing better.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ardea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 16 at 12:15pm
plus, if it's a wooden boat the cover will save you time and/or money on varnishing, painting and general repairs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Oct 16 at 12:25pm
the forestay of  a boat which has  a wire luff jib  is irrelevant  once the  boat is  rigged,  it's there to keep the mast up  when there is no  jib on the boat ...   once rigged the  loads are take by the jib  luff and halyard. 

unfortunately  the  desire of some  sailing schools to simply  rig controls  means that the  atttitude  towards rig tension and secondary sail controls being  unimportant   is given far too much weight ... 

 amazing how boats which struggle upwind  are transformed by correct  rig tension and secondary sail control use ... 


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Originally posted by zippyRN

unfortunately  the  desire of some  sailing schools to simply  rig controls  means that the  atttitude  towards rig tension and secondary sail controls being  unimportant   is given far too much weight ...  amazing how boats which struggle upwind  are transformed by correct  rig tension and secondary sail control use ... 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote simon1013 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 16 at 9:51am
OK, thanks chaps. Glad to hear that the effort I put into getting the rake sorted wasn't wasted as well!!

It's a GRP boat so shouldn't suffer in the short term, but I will save my pennies and try and get hold of (reluctantly) a proper cover I guess.
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I think if you have a look at the classifieds on the scorp website, a few weeks ago there was someone selling a surplus, used cover for about 25 quid

edit: bah - just checked, the item is sold - might be worth posting a wanted ad though, someone might have one lying around somewhere!



Edited by sawman - 31 Oct 16 at 6:38pm
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