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    Paul White
    Paul White
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      Depending on the UV levels where you are, you may decide that having the mast under the cover is better for protecting the external coating on the mast.

      There is an official Weta cover available from Weta dealers (such as West Coast) for the mast stowed configuration. http://www.westcoastsailing.net/default/weta-deck-cover.html

      However,  an off-the-shelf speedboat cover fits quite well as the width and height of the ama arms on the trolley and the shape overall aren’t far off the speedboat dimensions – and it helps keep the sun off the trolley tyres too.

      kogan14

      http://tinyurl.com/kogan14ft.

      Mast Up Covers

      If you’re going to keep your boat fully rigged then you’ll need a cover to protect the tramps from UV.  There are a few manufacturers around the world although most sail/boat cover makers could probably make one up.

      This is the UK version which is made by Rain and Sun

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      More photos click here

      USA
      Kinder Industries in Rhode Island have made a mast up cover using a Polyester fabric called Top Gun designed for outdoor storage when the boat is completely rigged and assembled

      Over-winter Covers
      Finally there there are custom covers in the USA designed for over-wintering in harsh conditions.

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      Mast Protection

      You might also want to protect the mast with a “mast bag” which can be hoisted with the mainsheet halyard but then zipped down to the stays for the top section using the jib halyard and zipped up to meet it using the spinnaker halyard. Or you will need to rub down and replace the clear coat on the outside on a regular basis.

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    • #10046

      Martin Langhoff
      Participant

        Great thread. Ordered one from sunandrain.co.uk, waiting patiently 🙂

      • #10198

        sailor
        Participant

          I have the cover from the UK, and I L.O.V.E. it.  High quality.

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