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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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