Discussions (1287)

Sprayhoods

view profile

Super Snoopy 050 says:

After seeing all of the A24's with their sprayhoods, Snoopy suddenly seems a trifle inadequate, not to say a bit wet. I've had a quote from CJ Marine for £745 (£600 without the optional grab handle).

Can anyone recommend any supplier and is the grab handle a desirable, if costly, addition?
Originally posted at 4:40AM, 26 October 2007 PDT (permalink)
NormanKlipspringer (a group admin) edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

Andrew Curry says:

Hi

Take a look at the pictures of Amaryllis. My sprayhood was made by Bill Garland Tel 01179353233 hes based in Bristol. I cant fault the quality or fit. He was cheaper than CJ Marine as well.

Andrew
ages ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Andrew forgot to say Bill owns an Achilles . When I can afford it This is the one for me! By far the best looking hood around but Norms looks very practical.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Skykomish E29 says:

Infact your Quote of £700 is very expensive, mine is costing a lot less, however I guess that you are having the frame made as well. whereas I am only having the fabric replaced.
After the minor engineering miracle that you performed on the engine installation, I would have thought that you would have the expertise to manufacture your own frame, they seem very simple in construction, mine unfortunately is a bit lightweight being the original manufactured from Aluminium tubing, I have seen the one Chille had made from S/S, and this is a lot stronger.
The quotes I had for a basic sprayhood were consistantly around the £500 mark. I admit I am paying a LOT less than that, as the guy that made my spraydodgers is running one up, but he is very slow and despite it being promised in the next couple of weeks I don't expect to see it before Christmas. He does however finish it off in situ on the boat ensuring a perfect fit.

By the way Snoopy your burgee is on it's way to the Post Office as I type.
ages ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

The machine to bend S S tube is not like the plummers one They are about 400 pounds each. I ve not been able to find the fittings on line but Ian may be able to help.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Super Snoopy 050 says:

Malcolm, thanks for the news on the burgee, I tried to reply to your mail but your mailbox appeared to be full or unavailable.

Re constructing the frame for a sprayhood, I think that I have spent enough time over the last 18 months fumbling in the dark, I'll let the professionals do this one. Many thanks Andrew for the Garland Sails phone number, I'll give Bill a bell.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

My sprayhood was made to my design (frame and cover) and cost £500 plus £60 for the grab handle. I find the grab handle essential since otherwise you end up grabbing the edge of the hood which will eventually suffer.
The firm that made it are from Llanelli. They are called Seaswan. It is only a small company and the guy who actually made mine has left so I do not know what they are like any longer. Make sure that the fittings are good and the attachment to the deck sound. My hood has taken my weight when I have accidently leant on it while going forward.
The sprayhood made a big difference to the comfort. I also found it useful when working on my inboard engine ,located under the cabin steps, since the hatch can be open in any weather.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Super Snoopy 050 says:

Decided upon Garland at £550 - fitting included. Bill Garland has retired and Garland Sails is now owned by one Martyn Stowey. He came and fitted the sprayhood to Snoopy today and it fitted like a glove. (Martyn has inherited literally hundreds of templates from Bill.)

I would recommend without reservation.
ages ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Post a pic ! Is it red?
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

santalars says:

Cille,
I don't get a tax bonus from Germany's ministery of economics or from SVB but check www.svb.de interior and cabin - hinges and fittings for all types of sprayhood fittings.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Super Snoopy 050 says:

Ron, it's as blue as your eyes. Photo will be taken within two days and posted (if it stops raining).
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Skykomish E29 says:

ERRRRRRRRH I heard from Chille Prepper that Rons eyes were Bloodshot...hahaha only joking Ron.
I have finally got my new sprayhood frame fitted , far more substantial than the old Aluminium one, but set me back £211. I have been promised faithfully that the sprayhood will be finished this week.... Hark is that the sound of Porcine wings sprouting?????
It has only taken the guy 5 months!!!!!!

If anybody is interested in having a go at making their own check out
www.profabrics.co.uk they supply all the materials needed plus instructions.
Originally posted ages ago. (permalink)
Skykomish E29 edited this topic ages ago.

busy home [deleted] says:

Ian says I cannot have a tan one. ???? I like red ,, ? Porcine what?
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Spray hood makes a great deal of difference to the comfort of the boat - whether sailing or at mooring. In my case with an inboard engine I found that with the sprayhood fitted I could work on the engine in virtually all weathers - an added bonus. Grap handle is essential - otherwise you will be grabbing the hood everytime you go forward. In my case it works wether up or folded down when the hood rests accross the deck. Make sure it is strong enough! Mine has taken my weight (18stone) sideways when coming back from the bow.
Originally posted ages ago. (permalink)
NormanKlipspringer (a group admin) edited this topic ages ago.

view photostream

Skykomish E29 says:

Ron - Porcine is the Generic term for Pigs/ Swine, like Equine for horses Bovine for Cattle etc.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

Skykomish E29 says:

Hey Hey Hey well I take it all back I now have a nice new sprayhood on Aeolus in navy, not I hasten to add to the high standard of a professional job, in that some of the stitching is a bit untidy, but at £120 who am I to complain.

I will post some pictures tomorrow if this rain lets up.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

rothwell_neil says:

Olivier

Other people may have more recent info on buying a sprayhood.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Fittings web site:
www.makefast.com/sprayhood_section/sprayhoods.asp
My sprayhood is lasting well and has been one of the most beneficial purchases for Archimedes. Ducking behing it when taking a sea becomes second nature and the grab handle I think is essential, both as a useful handhold when going forward and also to stop the boom dropping onto the cabin roof if one forgets to secure the topping lift. In rough conditions I have inadvertently put most of my weight(17.5 st) onto the sprayhood with no apparent affect. This speaks volumes for the quality of construction and the robustness of the fittings (ss not plastic). The hood also protects the instrument binnacle and makes working on my inboard engine, under the companion way steps, possible even in bad weather, when the marina is deserted.
ages ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

You ve lost weight Norm!
Whos oliver ?
My spray hoods v v good but I like bill gartlands more ,,,
Its easy to make them too tall.!
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Yes Ron just a bit - less strain on the sprayhood.
ages ago (permalink)

view photostream

rothwell_neil says:

Went out the other day and it was blowing a bit and it was wind over tide in the Solway (bit choppy). Lovely sunny warm day so in T-shirt, came out of the mouth of the harbour and shipped the first big wave straight over the deck and over the sprayhood. So even with a sprayhood you can get wet if you forget to hide behind it.
ages ago (permalink)

Would you like to comment?

Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you're already a member).