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GrahBella

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Using a C38 cover on a C34
« on: October 26, 2021, 04:25:46 PM »

Would anyone know or even take an educated guess as to if a cover for a C38 could be used on a C34 with minor modification.
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WTunnessen

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Re: Using a C38 cover on a C34
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 08:06:18 PM »

With covers, the slits/openings/zippers for the shrouds need to be in the correct place. I donít know how well the shroud ďpatternĒ matches up between the C34 and C38.  But if they donít line up, then I think it would require some significant modifications, probably by a canvas maker.

 I purchased a stock C34 cover from Fairclough in 2008. Itís held up quite well but itís due to be re-stitched. So if your thinking about buying a used one, consider what other service it might need.
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Re: Using a C38 cover on a C34
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 03:20:55 AM »

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Would anyone know or even take an educated guess

As far as educated, won't make that claim.  I am in Erie Pa, covers are a yearly chore, so know some.  If you have the mast down, it may work.  There's a lot of ways covers are made, some have lots of frame work, some use a whisker pole and boom, some go to the water line some just to the toe rail, etc.   Do you have a picture of the cover on the C38?  That and comparing dimensions should give you an educated guess.  I believe with winter covers, do it right or don't do it.  A loose fitting flapping cover is a hazard.

On a different tack, I have a friend that may be buying a C387.  If you decide not to use the cover he may be interested.
If you decide not to use it PM me and I'll check with him.

Jim
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