Yup, the Canvas Shop.
On Behalf Of We 2 Sail
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:00 PM
To: MassBay Sailors
Subject: [MassBaySailors] Dodger repair, Canvas shop recommendations?
Recommendations by Sailors for Sailors, looking for a canvas shop in the
New Bedford, MA region? (Also New England coastal areas)
A zipper broke on my Dodger and I need to get it repaired or replaced. (I
suspect with one look they'll be telling to get a new
dodger!) (My suspicion was ill founded!)
In keeping with my promise to post the suggestions I received, here are the
suggestions offered to me, as described below.
Several recommendations were offered by happy customers. I also searched
back as far as 2005 Sailing Forums from the old Sailnet forums as well as
Pelagic and MassBay forums.
Perhaps the most recommended is: Oakumbay Co, Marblehead, Ma 781-631-8983,
Date of Recommendation: from 2005 through 2011,
Doyle Sails in Padanaram (South Dartmouth, MA) told me that they send all
their customers for canvas (other than sails and sail covers) to:
Bob Steele, of Steele and Rowe in North Dartmouth, MA (508)
993-6413 ** Which I took my Dodger to and had a wind screen zipper replaced
and also tidied up some other loose ends. Happier yet, when we discussed
making a new Dodger, he informed me that my existing Dodger only needed some
Eastern Sail in Mattapoisett on Rte 6, (508) 758-3741, recommended by one
of our more venerable Pelagic members. Date of Recommendation:
Hallett Canvass and Sail, Falmouth, ME . Date of Recommendation May 2011
"Lady near West Marine on Popes Island", (New Bedford, MA, near the Route 6
swing bridge (Did they mean the Canvasmith Shop?). Date of
"www.geminicanvas.com", Rockland, ME Date of Recommendation: 2005
Harding Sails/Canvas, Marion, MA (508) 748-0334
In Clinton CT were several recommendations, details sketchy:
Clinton Canvas, Date of Recommendation: 2006 Custom Covering, Date of
Recommendation: 2006 Custom Canvas, Date of Recommendation ??
Dodgers Boat Canvas: Date of Recommendation: ???
Sail Repair and Canvas, Westbrook, CT
Hood Marine and Canvas (www.hoodcanvas.com)
*** Inclusion or exclusion from this list does not equate to ignorance of
better canvas workers nor a guarantee that all work is impeccable, on time
and lowest cost.
However, all have been recommended at least once since 2005, and at least
one multiple times between 2005 and July 2011.
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