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Dodger & Bimini Re-stitch...$$?
I am thinking of having my dodger and Bimini re-stitched as the thread is failing everywhere fast. The canvas is still in pretty good shape. I have taken it to a local shop and the estimate for some minor repair to the canvas, complete restitch, and replacing the glass...was $500. WOW!
Does this sound reasonable?
To replace everything new I'm guessing it would be around $1500-2000. Not including the sail cover, winch covers, and pedestal cover.
Over the winter we tried to save some $$ by trying to re-stitch it ourselves with a regular sewing machine, not only did we do a pretty crappy job
but the machine isn't able to get the stitches tight enough, so its already coming out.
$500 to get about 5 more years (so they say) doesn't seem to unreasonable, but...thought I would ask.
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Last edited by T37Chef; 08-02-2007 at 05:40 PM.