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Hi All !
Well, we just had a trial and error lesson. We went to ebay and bought from a reputable unamed company. We saw the fabric Aqualon. It was cheaper and the company stated that it was similar to Sunbrella.......ummm not so much. Aqualon is cheaper, but NOT worth it. Spend the few extra pennies and get the Sunbrella. Just an thought for anyone in the same debate I was in.
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Ditto that- I'm checking with McGee as well as Indycanvas. I'll update once I get one made.

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We bought a cover from softopper.com four years ago and it is holding up well. They only have two sizes, so not sure if one will fit your boat, but the price and quality were excellent (and it is made of sunbrella). That was before we bought our Sailrite LSZ machine. Nnext time we will do it ourselves (have already done a ton of projects, including a bimini).
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Hi - I used Geordie Magee for a mainsail cover and jib-bag in 2010 and would recommend him without hesitation.

In April I bought some winch covers from lindamay2006 - they were very well priced, and she was very responsive but not always clear in her emails (grammatically - not to be snobby but it was a bit hard to follow her). They came out a bit tighter than I would've liked. I suspect she would've replaced them if I felt like returning them.
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For less than $200, I got a sailcover from IndyCanvas.com. You take a few quick measurements and they send you the cover.
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Got my cover from Indycanvas. I'm not blown away by the quality of the eyelet fasteners and it's a little tight. I may have measured improperly, but I added a couple of inches at the flake, just to be safe. They did give me a velcro fastener at the mast for free and it does look nice. I'm no expert, so I can't speak for the workmanship, though it appears pretty solid. They turned it around in less than a month.

Edited update- After a couple of times out of the slip, I seem to be taking more care to flake my main better and the cover fits better every time. I recommend Indycanvas now that I've taken it on and off several times.

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