Plan your off-season canvas work

Flybridge6repairsNow is the time to start thinking about repairs, maintenance or replacing your canvas. As you make your plans for decommissioning your boat for the season, take a good look at your canvas. Does it need couple new zippers, or maybe some restitching. Are your windows so foggy and brittle that you can no longer see out? Need a new Bimini? We can take your frame for the Winter and have a new one ready for the Spring. These are all perfect Winter projects. Most canvas shops get real busy in the Spring. Schedule your work now so you will have your canvas in tip-top shape come next  season.

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Full Bridge Enclosure for a Silverton in Charcoal Tweed Sunbrella

At first I thought the Charcoal Tweed Sunbrella was going to be too dark for such a large boat. But Sunbrella’s tweed patterns add a nice touch of color without getting too dark (or in some cases, too light). Solid black would have been too much, and the grey would have washed the boat out.

This was the owners call all the way. Great call Audrey & Tom! Your boat looks fabulous!!!

Flybridge Enclosure for a Trojan 32

We designed this enclosure with two big front and side windows to increase visibility and airflow. We also designed the aft window and doorway to either be rolled up or removed completely. The aft window is a separate panel from the skirt below. This allows for easy removal (or roll up) of the window without the hassle of unsnapping the skirt from the lower deck. Leaving the skirt on also gives the boat a more finished look.

Custom Mooring Covers & Bimini Boots

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Custom Hatch Screens

Made from a Micro No-See-Um Fabric (800 holes/in) to keep even the smallest biting bugs out, but let the cool breeze in. These screens are custom-made to fit your hatch opening exactly. Screens can be held in place by a weighted collar (see photos) or by snaps.

Updating a 25′ Watkins Sailboat with new Cushions and a Canvas Magazine Rack

Room on a 25′ sailboat is at a premium. Add the fact that she had her original cushions from the 70’s, and you have one small time-machine.

First we re-covered the cushions with a Sunbrella fabric that had a two-tone, brown speckled pattern that suited the male owner to a tee. Next we covered the unsightly salon table with a canvas magazine rack.

The rack snaps to the bottom of the table when it is in the up position. Pockets are different depths so that the owner can store magazines, books and even large Chart Books. When the owner needs the table down, the rack can be moved with the contents in tact to a set of snaps along the top of his Head door. This makes for easy transformation without the need to empty the rack each time.












Laced-on T-Top Bimini for a Rigid-bottom Inflatable EPA Boat

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) work hard making sure the the waters we use are safe, and their boats take a beating because of it. The old T-Top on this boat was sun bleached and on it’s last thread. We replaced it with Sea Mark, a product made from Sunbrella which has a rubber coating on the bottom. This adds to the life of the product and makes it a bit more abrasion resistant.

Laced-on Bimini Top for NOAA Boat

This former Coast Guard boat now works for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). On duty 12 months a year, these boats take on the worst that Mother Nature can dish out. Her old Bimini Top was evidence of that.

The top we made was out of Sunbrella, the best marine canvas out there. And to make sure the seems stayed in placed we stitched it up using Tenara, a thread made out of GoreTex and guaranteed to never rot, because the last thing you want to do is unlace a 12‘x12’ top that’s as tight as a drum.

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