We had a couple of quotes from various marine trimmers to do the clears for our new hardtop, and settled on Quality Covers to do the job. This was on recommendation from Mick Lee at Lee Sails, and we were a bit apprehensive, never having seen any of QCs work. But we needn't have worried - within 21 days of the quote Cam from Quality Covers had us bring "Destiny" to his work berth and the work started barely a half hour after we tied up. He said it would be done in a week - well, we just chuckled and thought "Yeah, sure....".
In a manner most uncharacteristic of the marine industry generally, he got it all done in five days. We had to swallow our words.
The covers are great - very snug fit, well designed and extremely well fabricated. We used an American semi-rigid material fore and aft, for durable absolute clarity.This is a polycarbonate which is somewhat flexible but can't be rolled. These clears, fore and aft, are never rolled so that's fine. The stuff is absolutely clear. On the sides we have used standard Vibac clear material so we can roll and fold them underway.
Cam has done a nice job with zip covers and fastenings, so good that even Shauna is happy. The only pain is the price, which always hurts but in this case was no more than other quotes. I guess we will only learn about the durability after a couple of years' cruising. Here are some pics.