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Fairclough Cover for Crealock 34 - For Sale

Crealock 34 Fairclough Cover
Would like to pass this on to Crealock 34 owner:
Full winter cover with little use. Two pieces, down to waterline, mast up or mast down model. Excellent condition. Fraction of original cost.....Local pickup in NYC.
Used only four winters while boat was hauled on-shore. Excellent condition. Designed to be used while in water with mast up, or on-shore with mast down. Canvas is heavy duty, and was made in two pieces. This is the best cover that Fairclough makes. Complete with frames, lines. Much better alternative to shrink wrap or tarp. Boat remains clean, and indoor environment is much more stable.
The cover cost was $3300. Sell for $1700 or best reasonable offer.
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Crealock 34 Fairclough Cover
Would like to pass this on to Crealock 34 owner:
Full winter cover with little use. Two pieces, down to waterline, mast up or mast down model. Excellent condition. Fraction of original cost.....Local pickup in NYC.
Used only four winters while boat was hauled on-shore. Excellent condition. Designed to be used while in water with mast up, or on-shore with mast down. Canvas is heavy duty, and was made in two pieces. This is the best cover that Fairclough makes. Complete with frames, lines. Much better alternative to shrink wrap or tarp. Boat remains clean, and indoor environment is much more stable.
The cover cost was $3300. Sell for $1700 or best reasonable offer.
For further reference search Fairclough winter boat covers
I am considering covering my Crealock 34 when I am not using her. She is in Florida, where the sun is not kind to boats. Is it feasible to store the cover in the boat? I had a cover for a boat in San Diego, and it worked well, but I have no experience with Fairclough covers. Thanks.
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Re: Fairclough Cover for Crealock 34 - For Sale

We have a Fairclough. Best cover IMO. Allows the boat to breath, much better than shrinkwrap.

The cover itself would take up a lot of room down below, but would likely fit somewhere and render that location inaccessible. It's all the framing that would not fit below easily. We store ours at the marina. We pay them to install and remove too, but it can be DIY.

One heads up is that, just like sails, they require annual inspection and maintenance for longevity. Ours is roughly 10 years old and has had several repairs by now. Wind and snow load do a number, especially if you have anything that might chafe, even slightly. Just the smooth stainless cap on our rubrail nearly wore through in some places. I needed to have a reinforcement sewn in for the entire length. Normal and worth it.

The other note I'll make, just to be sure of a good seller/buyer match is that each cover is semi-custom. They work around davits and other potential differences between hulls. Easily and fairly inexpensively altered, if necessary.

I won't opine on whether I think the advertised price is fair, but like in everything, I assume there is some room for negotiating.


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My new to me boat (J/32) came with a Fairclough cover. It's a very well made piece of gear. While the cover itself takes up a fair bit of room, it's the frame that takes up the most space. The biggest frame pieces are 16 feet long and some are 10 feet long. That isn't a big deal to transport if you have a vehicle with a roof rack.
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I think that what I need is a summer cover.
Fairclough makes the best winter storage covers.
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Re: Fairclough Cover for Crealock 34 - For Sale

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I think that what I need is a summer cover.
Fairclough makes the best winter storage covers.
Thanks eveyone.
While I'd say they are the best covers either way, if you're looking for something you'd take on and off frequently, it's certainly not what it's designed for.


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