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07-19-2012 11:26 PM
Marcel D
Re: dodger and bimini

Thanx but it is a company out of Vancouver BC but they do great work.
07-19-2012 08:03 PM
Re: dodger and bimini

I've been in the wrong business all my life! sheese!
07-19-2012 07:28 PM
Re: dodger and bimini

The quote is in line w/ work we have had done. We paid $5400 for the canvas on our boat last spring from a local shop. Our previous boat cost almost $10k w/ tubing for dodger and bimini. My wife is now retired from IBM and is doing canvas work for fun. She is getting swamped w/ requests.
07-19-2012 07:53 AM
Re: dodger and bimini

just bought a dodger for ma C&C corvette, got it second hand for $100 and got a sail cover thrown in too. It wasnt made for the boat but for about 100 bucks in triming it up and some handy work it does the same job as a 2000 dollar install and it looks good
07-19-2012 07:21 AM
Maine Sail
Re: dodger and bimini

Originally Posted by Marcel D View Post
So here is a picture of the work in question.
Looks like Iverson's work... If so it does not get much better...
07-19-2012 07:13 AM
Maine Sail
Re: dodger and bimini

Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Who was laughing harder? You or the one quoting the price?
Actually, depending upon options, that's in the ball park. Our dodger and a recovered existing bimini frame and connector piece was $6800.00 and they had over 100 hours in the project plus materials.....

Custom canvas work is very expensive because it is very time consuming...... Good canvas can be very expensive bad canvas can, well, look like crap.....

Here's how ours went:

Visit boat and discuss options, height, shape, type of dodger

Remove old dodger and measure for new frame

Go back to shop and manufacturer frame

Go back to boat and fit & mount frame then pattern the frame & bimini frame with special patterning material.

Go back to shop and manufacture dodger & bimini

Go back to boat and install and fit dodger

Pattern for connector piece

Manufacturer connector

Install and test fit connector.

Go back to boat and remove dodger

Correct minor errors in fit

Re-install dodger

The options we included:

Gore Tenara Thread
Makrolon AR Polycarbonate Windows
Drop Top Feature With Extra Struts
Bracing Struts
Grab Bar
California Style Side Curtains (removable)
Fully Articulated Opening Center Window

+ more I can't remember.....
07-19-2012 12:25 AM
Marcel D
Re: dodger and bimini

So here is a picture of the work in question.
07-19-2012 12:14 AM
Marcel D
Re: dodger and bimini

By the way here is the quote for the canvas work.

Please let me know ASAP if you would like to proceed.

Bimini with 3 Bars $2400
- in Sunbrella fabric

Bimini Sky window w/ cover $250

Bridge Panel with windows $700
- in Sunbrella fabric
07-19-2012 12:07 AM
Marcel D
Re: dodger and bimini

Mred we just spent $3400.00 on a bimini and a windsheld that attaches to our dodger.
Our Dodger was installed last year for around $5200.00 not cheap but it makes things more comfortable. This was on a new beneteau 34, looks great we sail out of PNW so it is a good investment.
07-18-2012 11:00 PM
Re: dodger and bimini

Originally Posted by stormsailer1 View Post
Last summer we paid $5100. for completely new canvas on our Bristol 35.5 in Annapolis. We got five estimates which were very different. We think CanvasCreations in Annapolis is the best! CC was not the lowest estimate but the most honest. This price included: 2 opening hatch covers, mainsail cover zipper fitted for our jacklines, pedestal cover, hatchboards cover, dink engine cover, bimini, dodger and most importantly a connector between the bimini and dodger. We love the canvas, shade and especially the entire staff at CC!
Was this replacement canvas on existing stainless tubing...or an entirely new installation including canvas and stainless?
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