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post #4 of Old 11-01-2010
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I think your best bet is Faircloth (sp?) in New Haven. There canvas is durable. Sometimes the aluminum oxidizes and drips black on the decks making things a bit messy in the spring but it comes off with a little scrubing. If you have awlgrip do not let the canvas cover the paint, instead have it stop at the toe rail. The covers also have easy access points for winter projects and it stays relatively warm inside. Out boat is on nantucket and we can complete work all winter, if needed. Sometimes it takes that long. The initial investment is high but I'll bet you will easily get 10+ years from the cover if you take care of it, probalby a lifetime on the frame. If you go with the shrink wrap, besides filling up the landfill or trying to ship it for recycling you'll likely pay $7,000.00 over ten years. because the marina will likely increase its fees yearly. Good luck with your decision.
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