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Gunner05

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Gunner05

I'm not sure if this is the proper forum for this, but I'm trying to find a good place around the Aitkin/McGregor area that will do custom a pontoon cover and upholstry work.

We are picking up a used 2001 20' Crestliner pontoon, but it's in need of a new custom cover as well as some repair upholstry work on the back sundeck.

I heard of an Amish place in Long Prairie that does great work at a nice price, but would love to find something closer.

I got a quote from a place in the cities, and they are at $750 which is a little more that I was hoping to spend.

Thanks for your help and recommendations!

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Gunner05

that was $750 for just the cover.

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jb426

There's a place south of mcgregor on the west side of 65. Not sure the name but it's just a house, uasually has alot of boats in the yard. I heard they do nice work at a good price. I wanna say it's a half hour 45 minutes south of mcgregor

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Bigbartguy

JB- I think youre thinking of the place w/ the cattle skull as the symbol? Deadstock upholstery in McGrath.

I have no idea what kind of work they do but might be worth looking into

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Warner's Point

I have worked with Deadstock Upholstery many times and she does really good work. We had some awnings made for the cabin and her price was way less than what you would find in the cities. There have been times when there are pontoons sitting in the driveway, so she must work on those too. Its less than 30 minutes from McGregor, give her a call you won't be disappointed.

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GuidoSarduchi

Deadstock Upholstry-320-592-3455 Her name is Mata Zimpel-super nice and does great work.

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Freddy1

Ditto on Deadstock.

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