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Old 03-09-2007
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Tubs,

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.
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