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Mainsail Cover - Recommended Canvas Shop?

Happy New Year All!: One of this winter's projects is to renew the mainsail cover. A local canvas shop has quoted in excess of $600 to do the job in 9.25 oz. Sunbrella. Seems a bit steep to me, even though the "E" dimension is 18 feet (yeah, looooong boom). I'd greatly appreciate any canvas shop recommendations for a good job at a reasonable price? I'm in New England, but UPS delivers! Thanks!
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Call The Irish Sail Lady in St. Augustine, Fl. She charges $18 per foot for sail covers in sunbrella. That includes everything except shipping. I have had racing mains , sailcovers, sailbags, etc... made by her for both my boats and clients boats with great results. Her number is 904-377-0527.
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$18/ft sounds like a bargain since the material is $14.50/ft from Sailrite. On the other hand, this is about the simplest canvas job imaginable.

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Sailrite will provide a finished cover up to 19 ft for $450. Anyone had any experience with their labor quality??
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Forgot to mention--make sure they use Tenara thread, and not Dacron!
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Try baconsails.com. They have new and used covers. They may have something for substantially less than you're looking at.
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You could try The Canvas Store in Huntington, NY. They did a phenomenal job on our bimini/dodger, enclosure.

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You could try The Canvas Store in Huntington, NY. They did a phenomenal job on our bimini/dodger, enclosure.
There are lots of bad raps on this vendor on the Pearson list (googlegroups). Mostly on winter covers but there was one seriously unhappy customer with a half-finished dodger ...

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There are lots of bad raps on this vendor on the Pearson list (googlegroups). Mostly on winter covers but there was one seriously unhappy customer with a half-finished dodger ...
Hope this isn't true as I just received a boat cover from them yesterday! I'll be putting it on this weekend. They were recommended from a friend and have been given good feedback on other threads here. They were great on the phone and the cover arrived within a week. Now you've got me worried. I'll let you know how it goes.
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My whole Mack Pack setup, which I love, was $840 two years ago BUT my boom is 12'.
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