Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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I had a Fairclough winter cover estimate prepared for my boat 2 years ago, which is essentially the same deck and mast plan as Stan's. Even with an off-season estimate at a 10% discount, I was quoted over $5,000 for frame and cover.
Decided to design and construct my own frame using Framemaker clamps and 3/4" EMC, cost me less than $150.00. Original plan was to design, cut and sew a fabric cover - but never seemed to have the time. I've had a professional shrinkwrapper cover the frame for the past two winters - at a cost of about $400/season . . . even if I do this for ten years - I'm still way ahead of Fairclough's money.
I've got several photos I could post of the installation, if anyone's interested.
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat