Upcoming Marine Marketers of America presentation

January 22, 2010

Upcoming Marine Marketers of America presentation Marine Marketers of America will present “The Great Media Debate: Where to Put Your Ad Dollars Now,” during its annual general members meeting on Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. during the Miami International Boat Show. Two senior publishing professionals will headline the presentation: Peter Janssen, editorial director of MotorBoating …

Low-draw marine LCD TV

January 13, 2010

A 19-inch marine LCD television from Majestic Global USA connects to any 12-volt source without needing filters, inverters or in-line power boxes. The unit weighs less than 10 pounds and can be mounted on a wall or bulkhead. A high-brightness features makes sure the picture is visible even in bright outdoor light. SOURCE Majestic Global …

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Zippy zipper storage

January 1, 2010

Use a clear storage tote to hold and dispense zipper chain easily. Proble Zipper chain, sold in 100-yard lengths, is packaged on a cardboard sleeve that is hard to use and store. Solution Store zipper chain, with the cardboard sleeve removed, in a clear storage tote with a hole cut into the lid. How Purchase …

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Working with Lexan

Compiled by Juli Case Question: I’ve been asked to do a cover for an all-terrain vehicle. I have to use a Lexan window and attach an awning rail to it. I’m concerned about cracking the Lexan. Any suggestions? Answer: A Lexan is a brand of polycarbonate. It’s more rigid than some other window products. We …

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Lower costs with HSAs

By William J. Lynott As a business owner, you’re fighting what seems like a losing battle against rising health care costs. While this problem isn’t likely to disappear, the Health Savings Account (HSA) legislation, signed into law in 2003, offers you the possibility of making a dramatic reduction in your costs. The law made HSAs …

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Starting an upholstery job

There are three types of customers. Those that have very specific ideas of what they want done; those that have no idea of what they want, so they look for us to recommend something; and those that just leave their boat at the shop and say “just do something—I know I’ll love it when you …

Extreme edge seals designed for various applications

Xtreme Seal Ultra Seal has a wide, flat profile with turned-down front and rear edges to provide flatter finished edge seals. It’s designed for use with Common Sense fasteners. New V-Seal has a smaller “V” design for cutouts and tight corners on radar arches, bow covers and other marine applications. SOURCE Xtreme Seal

Fabric features enhanced UV performance

Fresca Tela from Wearbest Sil-tex Mills Ltd. has enhanced UV performance five times that of regular indoor fabric. The 100-percent solution-dyed nylon warp yarns, made with a 100-percent post-consumer polyester fill yarn, can be cleaned with bleach. Bella-Dura boucle and chenille yarns will also be available under the Fresca Tela brand. SOURCE Wearbest Sil-tex Mills …

Tropical environments inspire fabric collection

Design-driven color combinations comprise Victor Group’s Terrazzo brand fabrics, which are manufactured with solution-dyed fiber technology. Inspired by tropical environments, the collection is suitable for indoor and outdoor furniture and resists stains, mildew and fading. Terrazo features water and stain repellency and is available in various patterns. SOURCE Victor Group

Adjustable vent made for marine use

Adjust-a-Vent from Vico Plastics Inc. provides the same benefits as the Boat Vent II with the added ability to raise and lower a boat cover to adjust tension from outside the boat. With hardware made of stainless steel components, the vent is easy to install and works on all types of boat covers. SOURCE Vico …