NOAA to issue 2010 Atlantic hurricane season outlook

May 17, 2010

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center will release its initial seasonal outlook for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference in Miami. NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco will discuss the outlook with FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino highlighting the critical need for storm preparedness. They will be joined by a …

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Developing sales leads

May 1, 2010

Your business lifeblood is sales leads. Here’s how to find them, develop them and keep from screwing them up. by Marc Hequet David Green gets sales. For one thing, when you call to ask him about it, he might say he can’t talk now because he’s with customers. That deft move has two effects: Customers …

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3-D software and hardware for marine fabrication

Few words captivate the technology sector more than the word “change.” Anyone with even a casual understanding of the technology marketplace recognizes that change is constantly afoot. For the marine fabrication industry, technological advancements in the area of three-dimensional software and hardware engineering are changing the way many fabricators do business. Think about it. You …

Mistake-proof your business with free online tools

Mistake-proof your business with free online tools Mistake-proof your business with free online tools By Jay Arthur Even if you’re the owner of a successful business, the recession might have you worried. So how can long-standing business owners and first-time entrepreneurs survive these tough times? There’s an easy way to mistake-proof any business—all it takes …

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Plush carpet in a boat?

Compiled by Juli Case Question:We have a customer who wants padding underneath the carpet in his bass boat because he wants something soft to stand on. Do they make padding for underneath boat carpets? Answer:We contacted several boat carpet manufacturers and all of them said that they don’t supply underpads for carpet because of concerns …

Salon seating recover

DRH Canvas & Marine Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia A complete re-cover of the existing salon settee, two tub chairs and an ottoman. The foam was re-used in the cushions with new cushion wrap installed on foam. New foam in the ottoman. The Ultraleather provides a much easier surface to keep clean and still feel like …

Tasty tote bag

Sand Sea and Air Interiors, San Juan, Puerto Rico Project was to create a tasty tote bag in nautical materials for the owner of a luxurious yacht. The materials and design evolved from research about the yacht’s color palette and the owners’ lifestyle. The yacht name begins with “V,” which was incorporated into the design …

Low-profile tension aft shade

Weaver Canvas, Wilmington, N.C. A unique aft shade tension structure. Customer requested a low-profile shade for the aft deck of his boat. Traditional bimini framing was not appropriate because of the large area and layout of the boat. Project data Designer: Chris Patterson Fabricator: Chris Patterson, Steven Hawk, Ann Middleton Project manager: Chris Patterson Installer: …

Sunshade protects port and starboard

The Nautical Needle, Holland, Mich. Custom two-section sunshade designed for both port and starboard sides. Design allows shade from both port and starboard sides with the option to remove one section at entry point. Panels needed to be reversible to fit on both sides. Custom stainless poles fit in gunwale mounts. Project data Designer: Chris …

State room updated for more masculine feel

Seafarer Canvas, Norwalk, COnn. The purpose of this project was to change the theme of the boat to give it a more masculine feel while increasing comfort. This was accomplished by changing the color scheme and materials. Soft colors and floral patterns were replaced with earth tones and neutral patterns. The drapes were redone to …