Canvas replacement 2004 280Da

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by DavesWorld, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. DavesWorld

    DavesWorld New Member

    61
    Apr 22, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    280 Sundancer 2004, Garmin 498, Raymarine 215 VHS, WestMarine SB 275 Dingy
    (2) 4.3 w/Alpha 1
    It's been 10 years and it's time to replace the canvas on our 280DA. We've received a estimate of $4500 to replace the canvas which includes the camper rear, a new slant top, and higher quality front windows (3) (isinglass).

    Is $4500 in the ballpark or should we continue to shop around?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. ziekman@cox.net

    ziekman@cox.net Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Old Saybrook, CT
    2012 45 Yacht
    D6 Volvo Penta IPS
    Sounds on the high side. Have you tried Great Lakes Canvas? They may be the OEM, and able to supply you with a set to match what came out of the factory.
     
  3. DavesWorld

    DavesWorld New Member

    61
    Apr 22, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    280 Sundancer 2004, Garmin 498, Raymarine 215 VHS, WestMarine SB 275 Dingy
    (2) 4.3 w/Alpha 1

    This is complete price from the canvas shop. If I sourced it from Great Lakes, I would have to find someone to complete the installation..no?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  4. Madifonzo

    Madifonzo New Member

    716
    Sep 30, 2013
    Boston, Ma
    2005 280
    Zodiac Zoom 310 9.9 Honda
    Twin 5.0 MPI with Bravo III Drives
    I just got a quote of $3500 from Great Lakes. The price was valid until June 20th for their annual summer. $4500 is their retail. I would call them...

    this price included all canvas including the camper back.
     
  5. DavesWorld

    DavesWorld New Member

    61
    Apr 22, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    280 Sundancer 2004, Garmin 498, Raymarine 215 VHS, WestMarine SB 275 Dingy
    (2) 4.3 w/Alpha 1
    Thanks.

    I'll give them a call tomorrow morning.
     
  6. ziekman@cox.net

    ziekman@cox.net Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Old Saybrook, CT
    2012 45 Yacht
    D6 Volvo Penta IPS
    The install is a 2 on a scale of 1-10. It took us about 5 hours, and it came out great. You need a warm day, 80+. They'll sell you the snap tool, just ask for an extra set of snaps, so you can test, and because you'll have some do-overs. A canvas installer told me to zip, and hang the front pieces in the morning, and let them bake in the sun. I used painters tape to hold them in place. Started with the bimini top, side and aft curtains, starting snaps in the middle, and working outwards.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2014
  7. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    My 300DA had 12 total panels. 5 on the front and 7 that made up the squared off rear camper. I had the clear replaced on all 12 panels with Strataglass for a total of about $1800. This also included replacing the zippers that mated the panels to the Bimini top. The fabric part of each panel was just cleaned and reused and the three Bimini top panels were in fine shape and did not need replacing.

    If you can do it that way rather than fully replacing everything, you might save some money.
     
  8. ziekman@cox.net

    ziekman@cox.net Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Old Saybrook, CT
    2012 45 Yacht
    D6 Volvo Penta IPS
    Replacing only the glass is a great idea. What I decided to do was buy the complete new set, and use the old for the early spring, fall, and over the winter (keep 4 of the 5 front panels in, under the shrinkwrap). We just swapped out the old with newer set, and after 6 seasons will have all the 5 front panels replaced (had aft curtain panel replaced last year.
     

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