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 Post subject: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2019 16:10 
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Rail Meat

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Would anyone out there has an old dodger cover that I could use as a pattern. I have the frames and got a quote of $12000 to provide dodger and bimini covers with side curtains. Too much money for me. Hopefully someone can help me out. The dodger is more important for now and later I could get someone to do the rest. Thanks


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019 07:57 
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You might want to consider a Sailrite kit, or at least their pattern material for making your own. The result would be a custom fit for your frame that could differ from others.

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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2019 11:37 
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The boss is ordering the Sailrite zig zag machine. I don't have a bimini and their methods and supplies look pretty straightforward, but I'll bet Sunbrella, stainless and various parts can be found for way less money. Thing was, I looked at Sailrite around 12-15 years ago and concluded severely overpriced, top dollar retail for everything. Probably $12,000 for dodger, bimini, frames and full cockpit enclosure is in a realistic ballpark, but I'd rather have a new engine.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2019 07:54 
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Several years ago I splurged and boat the Sailrite straight stitch machine. Pricey at the time but very happy with it. Have made a dodger, bimini, full cockpit enclosure, stackpack mainsail cover and redid all the interior cushions. Well worth the initial investment. Don't even want to think about what it would have cost to have all that made. Had done no sewing before. Was tempted to get the zigzag for sail repair. But decided to leave that to the experts.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2019 10:17 
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Are you kidding? $12K or $1200? You need to see another canvas place. I had my dodger frame recovered for $1500 with sunbrella off the original pattern at a local shop. Would cost more for the frame and an original design, but not 10X.
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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2019 13:28 
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That's what I thought at first, but that's the state of things these days, so I wasn't overly surprised. And why I figure getting the Sailrite mooring set, er, sewing machine, would be a good idea. Ever heft one of those things?


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2019 19:21 
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Joined: 25 Apr 2016 09:05
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
We had a new dodger and Bimini with new frames and grab handles, full enclosure and cockpit cushions made last season and it came in close to 11k Canadian dollars.


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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2019 15:08 
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A new dodger, using old frame was $1,200 total last year. One shop was twice as much, shop around.

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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2019 11:02 
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sweetjohn wrote:
We had a new dodger and Bimini with new frames and grab handles, full enclosure and cockpit cushions made last season and it came in close to 11k Canadian dollars.


And there's your $12K. Very nice. I'd be sincerely into no-seeum screening. Got off the IC-24 yesterday after the Pillsbury Sound race and got eaten alive on the beach. I think these wads of sargassum have something to do with it. Now I just hurt from playing main and spin trimmer for the afternoon after an 8 year hiatus. Although i realized how much I missed that dynamo hum when those things get surfing.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Tartan 37 dodger
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2019 15:33 
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I have a sailrite machine BUT if I were doing it again, I would buy their new straight stitch machine that has a longer neck. Most of our work is canvas ,not sails, and a deeper throated machine would make a lot of jobs easier.

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