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rblizzard posted 03-20-2008 01:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for rblizzard   Send Email to rblizzard  
Looking for 2 Mills storage boots for a flytop and a forward shelter that is installed on a Nauset. I understand that the Montauk flytop and forward shelter would have used the same boots. Any leads or offers would be appreciated.
PeteB88 posted 03-20-2008 09:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Contact Mills - I doubt those of us w/ canvas are willing to get rid of the covers.

Good luck

Tohsgib posted 03-20-2008 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Any cover will is the total lenght that counts. Down here you can find them for under $20 each...if a little baggy...who cares.
newt posted 03-21-2008 06:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
tohsgib, where do you find the boots? Local canvas shops? I need one also. $144 from Mills is more than my budget right now and the canvas place down the street has the phone turned off for the winter :)
Tohsgib posted 03-21-2008 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Look up marine surplus in bradenton/sarasota FL(they ship) they have them for I think $35 in all colors. I also think Cabella's or Overtons has them for like $49. $144 is stupid ridiculous and I am still puzzled why people love that place...any decent canvas guy is just as good or better and half the price. I have owned a LOT of Mills stuff and was never impressed with it until I sold it for a huge price just because it said Mills.
jeffs22outrage posted 03-21-2008 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
I have to agree. I feel like mills does good work but, the local guy I use does as good of work for a fraction the price and the top is made right on the boat. Not mail order. I feel like mills takes advantage on the whaler owners because they can claim "OEM".

I called last week to inquire about a new forward shelter for my Newport the other week. I have the original Mills cotton top and frame work from 1976 that came with the boat. Of course with age the cotton has begun to degrade. I asked for a price just for the canvas and not even the frames. $1100 (FOR CANVAS ONLY) + shipping.

John McBride posted 03-21-2008 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for John McBride  Send Email to John McBride     
I ordered the boot for my bimini from

Shipped fast, lots of choices and I'm pleased.

Tohsgib posted 03-22-2008 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
It's a boot...not much more about it. Not even necessary unless your top sees the elements while folded....hence why it is usually an option but most quality tops come with a matching boot.

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