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In addition, while all Cal 29s may well be very similar, there are always slight differences in layout of stoppers, cabin top winches, line organizers etc. which have to be accounted for in the dodger pattern.
You really will get the best job if it's all measured and planned on the boat it's intended for. Your problem is, of course, the travel time a canvas guy would charge to come out and do it (it usually involves several trips)
Maybe your best bet is to buy some books and a sewing machine and tackle it yourself - though that's only part of the picture... the tubebending and cutting involved is the other.
If you can hook up with another Cal owner, exchange pictures and maybe there's enough similarity that the bulk of the work can be done in advance.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)