New CSR Advertiser - Gioia Sails - OEM Canvas

Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by CSR_Admin, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. derek@gioia

    derek@gioia New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Just want to give everyone who has sent me messages a heads-up. Boating season is getting close for most of the country and we have started to see our annual increase in work flowing into the shop. Current lead times for most items are under two weeks. Those lead times easily become a month or so when things get really busy. If you are considering any purchases in time for boating season, you may want to contact us soon... :thumbsup:
  2. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    Props to Derek and Gioia Sails! I ordered the black mesh underside to the soft-top on my bridge, which I had lost half of when it blew overboard unbeknownst to me. Derek was responsive and helpful, and they sent me the new pieces within two weeks. I installed them this weekend and they fit like a glove.:thumbsup:

    We, myself included, are all so quick to complain, it's also nice to recognize a job well done: So thanks, Derek!
  3. derek@gioia

    derek@gioia New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    We appreciate the compliment! Glad everything went well!

    :smt038 - Derek
  4. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    Derek -- we exchanged PM's about the sunpads for the 280DA. Just wondering if you were able to get a price for them.

  5. derek@gioia

    derek@gioia New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    I am still having trouble getting on a 280 long enough to pattern it and have it accessible to test a finished design. If someone with a 280DA was willing to make a pattern of the bow area (where the sunpad would go) and take some pictures, it would speed things along. And earn that person a discount on their sunpad! :smt038

    If anyone is interested in helping out, shoot me an email @ and I'll send you some patterning materials.

  6. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    I can help you has been sent.

    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  7. EKM

    EKM Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Beach Haven, NJ
    2000 420AC
    Cummins 6CTA
    I had Gioia North (Lakewood NJ) make a new top for my 400 DA. They did a perfect job and fit, gave me the pattern and left the job clean. I also replaced the cockpit carpeting with this job. I would give them a thumbs up in the quality and finish department.

    The only think that was over the top was the little tags they put on each piece stating "Gioa Sails" One would be enough...but I've learned to tuck them in. will be happy with the finished product.
  8. derek@gioia

    derek@gioia New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Thanks for the compliments!

  9. SR400DB

    SR400DB Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Live California; Boat Seattle
    2003 400DB, Simrad NSS12, 6100i, Furuno Navtex, KVH M3 Harbormaster Mark II
    Cummins 6 CTA'S 8.3 417 BHP.
    They were the OEM on my boat and I thought the same thing 6 years ago, geez one label would be sufficient. However, over the years my opinion has changed, they do great work that lasts, I would plaster my name all over every piece as well. When the time comes to replace my canvas I will call them and order without hesitation.
  10. philly_sean

    philly_sean New Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Frisco, TX
    280 Sundancer 2003
    Twin Mercruisers
    Hello, so what was the final verdict on sunpads for a 280DA? I'm also looking for some and wondering what the price would be.

  11. SeaRayLifer

    SeaRayLifer New Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    2001 21' Boston Whaler Outrage
    225 Mercury Saltwater Outboard
  12. It looks like Derek fell asleep on the new sunpad. :grin:
  13. gyrospiro

    gyrospiro Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    1998 370 DA
    T-7.4 310hp V-drives
    derek no longer works for the company
  14. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    He doesn't work there anymore and Gioia doesn't want to pay their CSR bill. Oh well...

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