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dodger for a 13 ft classic
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posted 11-07-2001 06:02 PM ET (US)
I've got a 13ft Classic Whaler I use along the coastal waters of Maine. I now know why Boston Whaler decided to change the bow design after having taken a season's worth of salt spray in the face. Does anyone know where I can purchase a spray dodger for my classic? I'm sure I could have one made, but I was hoping to just order one online. Thanks in advance to anyone with suggestions.
posted 11-07-2001 07:00 PM ET (US)
Mills makes what you need for your 13. I had one their Forward shelters on my 13. Blocks a lot of wind and spray, and is a nice addition to the boat.
posted 11-08-2001 12:05 AM ET (US)
lhg, how much does something like that cost?
posted 11-08-2001 05:50 AM ET (US)
Lhg speaks truth Mills is the best -- I don't think you'll find one online (trailer/storage covers but not a dodger)so either you order one from Mills http://www.millscanvas.com/ or have a custom one made up in Maine -- believe cost will be pretty close -- both ways the unit is "custom" --- just that Mills has the patterns -- one outfit in Portland which I have seen their work which is top notch is Nilsen Canvas 212 Warren Ave(207) 797-4863 if their still in business --
posted 11-08-2001 10:36 AM ET (US)
Great. I've contacted both Mills and Nilsen Canvas for cost estimates. I'll let you know what they come back with.
posted 11-08-2001 11:47 AM ET (US)
One of my earlier BW catalogs shows the Mills complete canvas system for the 13's and 15's.
You can completely enclose the boat if you want to, beginning with the Forward Shelter low front cabin, Flying Top, connecting windshield and Side curtains!
posted 11-08-2001 01:35 PM ET (US)
chrisc123, Larry is correct you can get the entire set form Mills -- the set is worth probably more than your 13 today :]--- Nilsen can also handle it -- don't forget a boot to store it in --- Z
posted 11-12-2001 09:04 PM ET (US)
Well, here's an update. Easier to cut and past than rewrite.
"Dear Mr. Cleaveland:
Unfortunately, we no longer make a Forward Shelter for your boat.
If you think it will be of any help to you, let me know.
So, I guess it's up to the local guy. Now, if I could only get him to return my calls.
posted 11-12-2001 09:06 PM ET (US)
Oh yeah, by the way, this was a reply from Mills Canvas.
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