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Looking for a good Sail Loft in MA/RI

I'm looking for recommendations on a good sail loft in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island area, preferably in the Buzzards Bay area. I need to have my genoa and mainsail modified a bit.

Also looking for canvaswork recommendations, as I need to get the dodger and bimini on my boat modified.

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Harding Sails Harding Sails in Marion did some main and genoa repair for me, seemed to do very good work at a reasonable price, and very nice people. Definitely recommend, and right around the corner for you.
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SD - if you don't mind a bit of a drive, I've been very happy with Steve O'Connel of Halsey Lidgard in Essex Ct (close to RI) for sails and had a brilliant dodger and wheelcover done by Fairclough in New Haven Ct (not so close to RI.)
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I just had the windows in my dodger replaced with Stratoglass - I had Allerton Harbor Canvas do the work, I was quite happy with the job they did. They are in Weymouth, Jay Hanks at 781-337-1900. Open on Saturdays!
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SD, I too have used Harding for a new main and genoa. I was very happy and they are good people. I also used them to replace plastic in my dodger. The canvassmith on Popes Island made up custom cockpit cushions that IO am happy with, although a littel slow on the delivery. Bump
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Thanks Bump... Got a call in to Harding sails ATM...
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