Merlin Rocket covers 2016

The Merlin is a class that is constantly changing. Always developing new ideas and bits of kit. The merlin dinghy cover designs from 2015 were a definate step on from what was offered before and this was because a lot of thought had gone into the design. There are always improvements to be made. Some are small and others seem obvious and necessary.

The ideas that were taken from the 2015 designs followed through into the 2016 covers, with the latest range giving the customer a much greater ability to personalise the covers with a choice of colours. The design for the flat topcover is the most popular, as it can be left in the boatpark as well as trailed with. This meant that a lot of the ideas were to make the cover better all round.

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The most important changes are in the skirts being a little deeper, to offer a bit more protection from the sun, but a lot of the reason for the deeper skirts is to support the full transom cover and give it structure to hold the aft part of the cover taught. This then meant that scalloped darts were included along the top of the transom to promote better water run off. This again supported the material and provided a gradual slope away from the hoop. This also helps with trailing due to the cover having a more supportive design. The airflow going over the cover has less loose material that it can pick up and billow. The hoop cover now has an extra layer of material over the top to toughen it all up and the shrouds and lowers pass through a much better designed “L” shaped slit that much reduces the amount of water that can get in.


Chris Gould will be sailing Merlin Rockets again this year, so if you have any questions, give him a ring on 07910291507 or send a message through the contact form.


RS 400 dinghy cover

The new designs for the RS400 from Creation Covers are much improved on previous models. There are a great number of extra features and ideas that have gone into the top cover especially, with the undercover being revamped too.


The skirts are deeper to cover the coloured section of the hull. The pole has a fitted section on the cover to fit round it neatly. There is a bow strap to pin the front down when trailing. The hoop has a full cover with zip to poke the mast through while trailing. The transom top has scalloped cutaways to remove the excess material, promote drainage and this also make it much more stable when towing. The transom is fully covered, with a generous tuck under at the bottom to protect the hull.


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All of the new features come as standard, with many other options available such as choice of colour and trailing options such as lightboard straps or a slit for access to the pintles.

We also do a zip top rudder bag, pole cover with halyard pocket, a mast bag, a boom bag as well as undercovers.


For more information on the new RS 400 Flat cover or the other accessories that we do, please contact Chris Gould on 07910291507 or through the contact form.



Laser Stratos Top Cover in Weathermaxx

Creation Covers development of the Laser Stratos topcover has led to having the skirts covering the top coloured section of the hull as well as the transom.


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For details on the stratos top cover, please contact Chris Gould through the contact form on the website, or ring 07910291507

Weatherproof covers for your outdoor furniture

Creation Covers can make bespoke covers for tables, chairs, barbecues, kitchens and more. These can be made to measure for your furniture, but this is dependant on Chris Gould being able to come out and measure up for you.

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Chris Gould can design and make covers to suit your needs, using pattern material to lay over whatever it is that you need to measure and creating a bespoke pattern that can be used for making your covers. The materials of choice are either a fabric called Weathermax or a heavy duty PVC.

Extras and add on’s include press studs, zips, velcro and clips.


For covers made to measure for your outdoor furniture, please contact Chris Gould through the contact form on the website or ring 07910291507


Padded boom bag for Phantom Dinghies

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Creation Covers make boom bags with a long zip down one end for simply sliding the boom in. The inner is in super soft foam so that your decks and boom don’t get scratched and each end has webbing loops for attachment.


For a boom bag for your Phantom, please contact Chris Gould or ring 07910291507.


We also make boom bags for many other classes. Other popular classes include the Solo, Merlin Rocket, Wayfarer, International Moth and Supernova.

Dinghy Foil Bags by Creation Covers

A lot of thought has gone into the range of foil bags designed by Chris Gould at Creation Covers. There are many designs available which have been taken directly from rudders and dagger boards of various classes.

The designs do vary a little to suit the shape of the foil and on some such as the Solo rudder bag, there is a pocket for shrouds and forestay.

The materials used have been chosen carefully too. OK Zipped rudder bag 2 Zipped Rudder Bag 4 Zipped Rudder Bag 5 Zipped Rudder Bag

The zip closure is to make sure that once the bag is zipped around the foil, it cannot slip out. Often with a rudder bag that has a Velcro flap over the top, the flap can become dislodged and increases the risk of the rudder coming out. The zip is a neater and simpler solution as well as being quicker to put the bag on or take it off. The sliders of the zip come with rope toggles so they are easily grabbed and the zip itself is a top quality product that will take a lot of use without failing.

The material for the outer of the bag is Weathermaxx, which has the advantage of being soft, strong tough and most importantly… Breathable and waterproof. The inner is made up of a brushed foam that is super soft so that it won’t scratch the blade. This inner is also breathable. Many other foil bags are not breathable, which is important on a rudder bag, as any water that may be on the surface will be able to escape by evaporation and will not be trapped against the surface of the rudder. Breathability in this way can  lengthen the life of a foil, as it won’t cause osmosis of water trapped in or beneath the gelcoat or paint finish.

There are other colours available, as well as the option to have a foil bag made to suit any bespoke foils.

Classes with standard designs are: Merlin Rocket, RS classes, Albacore, Solo, GP14, B14, RS Tera, Europe, Enterprise, Firefly, Fireball, Hadron, Mirror, Optimist, Osprey, Phantom, Snipe, Supernova, Scorpion, Stratos, Streaker, Topper, Laser 2000 and Laser 4000, Moth, OK, Flying Fifteen and Wayfarer.

Please contact Chris Gould for more details or ring 07910291507