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Join Date: Jun 2006
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Your other consideration is do you really need all these covers? Waymar (our Jeanneau) is 1983 vintage and never had winch covers as far as I know. (We sail out of Kingston, Ontario so that means 5-6 months a year and no salt water spray and no dust storms.) Winches work just fine.
If you really want to keep the covers ( including the genoa cover), you can also ask the sailmaker to reverse the zippers/fasteners etc.
If the sailmaker is still asking too much, you can also shop around to someone who has a heavyduty sewing machine. (e.g. furniture upholsterer or shoe/leather repair).
Of course this does not work for the dodger...
Good luck. I also agonise over what is nonetheless perfectly serviceable and yet does not meet the better half's standards for esthetic.
Now based in Barbados.... and wait for it.....the boat is too!
Waymar - Jeanneau, Attalia