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Re: [macgregor19sailboats] Good deal on Bimini covers in the Pacific Northwest

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  • Ron Buckles
    Super deal! Way to go Paul! Ron ... http://us.click.yahoo.com/L5YrjA/eSIIAA/yQLSAA/A1TolB/TM
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 20, 2004
      Super deal!

      Way to go Paul!


      --- Paul Higgins <paul_higgins@...> wrote:
      > Greetings all. Just finished the first trip of the
      > summer on Janet
      > B. From Gibsons (just North of Vancouver, B.C.) to
      > Silva Bay on
      > Gabriola Island then down to Thetis Island for
      > another night and
      > then back to Gibsons for a round trip of around 60
      > Nautical Miles.
      > At the Silva Bay Marina on Gabriola Island I was
      > wandering around
      > the local marine store / dry dock and noticed about
      > 30 bimini covers
      > hanging from the ceiling and walls. Upon
      > questioning the store
      > owner he said he had picked them up from a
      > manufacturer who had been
      > making them for a boat builder that went bankrupt.
      > There were a
      > number of different models ranging in width from 6
      > to 7 feet. The
      > owner let me take one down to the MAC19 at the dock
      > to see how it
      > would fit and what modifications might be required.
      > It turned out
      > the 6 footer looked good for width and upon taking
      > off the cover and
      > opening the bimini it turned out it had zip-on vinyl
      > side windows
      > and a rear tarp extention... bonus. Anyway, I got
      > it for 150.00
      > Canadian plus tax. I need to buy a bit of hardware
      > (nylon straps,
      > deck mount bases etc in order to set it up. I will
      > post pictures
      > when I get it set up. If you are travelling in the
      > Gulf Islands you
      > may want to check it out.
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