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#1 cavail

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:58 PM

I have a 2004 Chaparral Sunesta 254 and need cockpit and bow cover canvas. My local dealer says Chaparral does not offer the canvas anymore for the 2004 models. Does anyone know where I can purchase new canvas? I am located in Atlanta.

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:12 PM

I have a 2004 Chaparral Sunesta 254 and need cockpit and bow cover canvas. My local dealer says Chaparral does not offer the canvas anymore for the 2004 models. Does anyone know where I can purchase new canvas? I am located in Atlanta.


Go to your local upholstery shop, they should be able to hook you up w/ what you want....custom fit w/ snaps and all. A good canvas shop will use sunbrella material. You don't want to use anything else, it cost more but it will last so much longer. Some shops try to make them on the cheap, you get what you pay for. Big city like Atlanta you should be able to find a good shop. Good luck.........
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:29 AM

Your dealer should know a good quality canvas shop in your area. Or ask around one of the marinas in the area to see who is recommended.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:11 PM

Find a shop in your area, have a custon set made.


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#5 cavail

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:53 PM

Thanks for the help, I will look for a local vendor. I wonder why the dealer did not recommend an upholstery shop?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:14 PM

But be prepared to have about 50 holes drilled in your boat for the snap sets. :o

Depending on your storage needs, consider a mooring or trailering cover that ties around the boat.
Universal sizing and cheaper with no alterations to the boat. ;)
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:20 PM

Make sure to treat with 3M water repellent once you have them. I don't think the raw fabric comes treated. Make sure they use Sunbrella too.
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