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Spray Hood Advice
28th August 2018
8:10 am
Robert Plunkett
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Could anyone give recommendations on a good company for a spray hood /canopy.

We are looking to replace the spray hood on Alope (1969 Composite).

Also has anyone had a boom tent made for a twister??

Thanks for your help


29th August 2018
6:21 pm
Stephen Moorey
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Hi Robert,

Well not having deep pockets I made one with some sumbrella. It keeps the cockpit covered when not in use and when on board I raise it up and it keeps me nice and dry and shaded from the sunlight.  It cost about £70 for the material. I had a friend who machined it for me.  Of course if you get a purpose mad one ill be interested to see how it works and costs etc.


Best wishes



30th August 2018
5:47 pm
Katie Bond
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Hello Robert,

I can't help about the spray hood, but I have seen that Dolphin sails do a sail cover that has zipped on sections that act as a canopy, the picture is about half way down on this page of their website: It looks like a simple idea for a canopy.

Good luck,


1st September 2018
11:50 am
Tim Granville
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Hi Robert


I had a sprayhood from Dolphin last year and was very pleased with the result.  Not a budget item but the workmanship is excellent and they seem to use a bigger gauge tubing than I’ve seen on most other hoods.  Apart from which, they were the only local manufacturer who bothered to get back to me when I requested a quote online.  As Katie says, you can specify and add-on cover, either tonneau or full length, which zips on.  We had the zip included in our spray hood at a small additional cost in anticipation of having a cover in the future.

2nd September 2018
9:39 am
Robert Plunkett
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Have just come across a company ‘sabre sails’ from Swansea that will make a cover from the old one for almost half the price of our local cover maker/ sail maker. 

Does anyone have any experience of this company, apparently been around for 25 years.

2nd September 2018
10:02 am
Allan Beswick
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Hi I was about to recommend the chap I use for canvas and then realised you are you are about 800 miles north!

For a spray hood to work properly it has to be measured and patterns made on the boat so local has to be the answer. I don’t have a Boom Tent but I do have the conservatory extension, almost the best thing I bought for the boat. It has one ss frame at the back (in 3peices) . The front zips onto the spray hood and the sides which can all role up just bunjy clip around the cockpit.  It keeps  everything dry on the mooring and provides an extra room when out and about.

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