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Sprayhood from Garland sails.. £780 - ouch...

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farmer boy says:

Hi all, I have been quoted £780 for a new sprayhood with a grabrail.. includes all fittings and fixtures and VAT. I have read that people have been paying nearer £600. They say they made some sprayhoods for Butler Mouldings and have an accurate pattern hence no need to check the boat or measure it... they have asked if the lines to the cockpit are standard... I think they are - Neil - can you confirm from memory?

Is the price about right? Just seems a lot of money for a couple of stainless steel tubes and some canvas!

If I dont spend the money, will I wish I had the first time I get wet?

Ta..
6:38AM, 21 February 2011 PDT (permalink)

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farmer boy says:

ps - anyone got a second hand one for sale?
105 months ago (permalink)

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Scott and Portia1386 says:

Musto is a lot cheaper
105 months ago (permalink)

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farmer boy says:

Sorry - not familiar with Musto - do you have contact details?
105 months ago (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

John

Standard lines back to the cockpit.

Neil
105 months ago (permalink)

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Andrew Curry says:

I have a Garland hood i bought about 8 years ago. They are the best hood you will get for the Achilles. Does this price include fitting?
105 months ago (permalink)

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Andrew Curry says:

Here's a pic of a Garland hood

www.flickr.com/photos/8165051@N06/5068381812/

Spray dodgers were made by Martex marine for £80
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Andrew Curry edited this topic 105 months ago.

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farmer boy says:

I will have to fit it myself... so good value then? Looks like I shall have to bite the bullet and order it!
(Ta Neil)
105 months ago (permalink)

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Andrew Curry says:

They make a big differance but at £780 i would get the boat afloat 1st and see how you find it before spending that sort of money. They are not that easy to fit.
105 months ago (permalink)

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Amrum 9171Y says:

I paid £620 from Garland Sails exactly 2 years ago, but mine din't have a grabrail (plenty of photos on my photostream). Bill Garland himself did come and fit it (although he sold the business and is long retired), and that was included in the price, but as he's a member of my club, I guess i was lucky!

It does seem expensive, but I don't regret it. For cruising it makes a big difference, particularly when your on the mooring, it's raining and you've got the hatch open. I usually fold it flat when racing, but not if it's really rough, as it makes life much more comfortable, and doesn't seem to slow us much.
105 months ago (permalink)

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Andrew Curry says:

I paid around £500 about 8 years ago including postage to N Ireland.
Fitting took a bit of time to get the hood nice and tight.
105 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

With out doubt the best looking spray hood for the Achilles,
I would go for his if I wanted another ,,
105 months ago (permalink)

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farmer boy says:

He has agreed a small (5%) discount so I shall order one.. just seems a lot when the boat and trailer only cost £2250! Such is life.....
105 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Goskars furling gear and jib cost more than I paid for Goskar and trailer.
105 months ago (permalink)

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Snoopy463 says:

The Garland spray hood is worth it, i would say i doubt you'd need the grab rail. When we got the one for Snoopy we were thinking of getting one but gave it a try without and it doesn't really afect it by not having it.

here is a pic of the one on Snoopy

www.flickr.com/photos/34105148@N02/3650995845/

Hope this is of some use
105 months ago (permalink)

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farmer boy says:

Many thanks all... I have ordered it - he is sending some colour swatches ... should be ready in April...
105 months ago (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

Colour swatches eh, that will be for the wife to pick then? Take it the Barn conversion has stalled!
105 months ago (permalink)

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farmer boy says:

Yes! I have told her it is too wet to work on the house... not sure how long she will believe that!
105 months ago (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

John

Had a thought, when you fit those clutches in the right place you will need to have them both close together to use the winch. In which case you will not have standard lines back to the cockpit but will have 2 lines back through the single cutout closest to the centre of the boat next to the hatch.

As you can see on Norman's and my photo (I copied Norman!)

www.flickr.com/photos/achilles24/1452341270/

www.flickr.com/photos/14026017@N04/2301263115/

On Andrews hood this would be a single larger hole closest to the hatch.

www.flickr.com/photos/8165051@N06/5068381812/lightbox/
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farmer boy says:

Good thinking - I shall sort that out - thanks....
104 months ago (permalink)

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Eclipse 1 says:

Garland quoted me £460 last october for an A24 sprayhood.....? - still have the e-mail.
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farmer boy says:

That's what I call inflation!
104 months ago (permalink)

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