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Offline The Wolf

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My BD skylounge needs rebuild. I need advice.
« on: October 11, 2014, 03:28:36 pm »
I need to replace the bed and all the straps on the ledge. Is it worth the trouble? Any suggestions on where I can get this done?  If it's too much trouble I will sell as is to someone one looking for a off season winter project.

Offline Raaf

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Re: My BD skylounge needs rebuild. I need advice.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 04:06:22 pm »
Is this a single or double?    Random thoughts to forward this conversation:

Assuming single. . . sometimes deals come up (eBay, Craigslist) that are as low as $180-200 for a functional or even newish single. So cost-wise, that's your threshold.

Ways to get a replacement: I think Mark Hudon found a place in Hood River that does mainly sail repair, but has dome modifications to his portaledge fly. They might be able to replicate the bedding and straps. What I've learned when researching how to upgrade the straps of an older Fish Single is that it's a lot of labor to replicate them. The strap system alone might run $75-80.

It would be an excellent coincidence if you could find someone that has the same one with a damaged frame but usable bed fabric.

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