The key points to consider when
you replace your sprayhood or commission a new one are:
Are you happy with the height i.e Can you see
over/under it, will the boom clear it even if you leave it up
whilst sailing and sheeted in hard?
As with any of the fitted hoods there is always
a compromise between practicality and aesthetics. We find there
is always an optimum position which achieves this, it just takes
awhile to try out all the possibilities which is why we like you
involved at the planning stage.
If you would like your existing frames re-covered
and you are happy with the position then we are just as happy
to replicate your old sprayhood exactly as you like it.
frames we use as standard premium grade 316 3/4"stainless
fittings we use to secure the hood to the boat (if there are existing
fittings we always try to utilise them unless damaged) will be
either, or a combination of; Lift the dot studs, press studs,
turnbuckles, hooks, lacing buttons.
hood itself would made out of acrylic canvas with a polyurethane
coating for extra water resistance while retaining breathability.
The canvas has excellent stability in sunlight and is light but
comes in a great variety of colours, the most popular at present
are the two navy blues.
window material we use is uv stable 30 or 50 thou gauge. We prefer
to use the heavier gauge material in sprayhoods where strength
is needed but flexibility isn't so much of an issue.
guide....subject to individual requirements and
steel frames min. £100.00 each + deck fittings
incl stand off fittings £120.00
hoods start at £450.00 Westerly Centaur, Hunter Horizon
29, Westerly Konsort £500.00
33, Hallberg Rassy £600.00