May 2011 Issue

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Features

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News

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Products

  • Marine fabrics

    Softside Marine from J. Ennis Fabrics is available in three new patterns.

  • Expanded fabric line

    Tri Vantage has added six fabric groups to its popular High Point collection.

  • Waterproof fabric

    Eastex Medical Fabrics are fluid-proof, breathable, antimicrobial, flame-retardant and airtight

  • Faux leather

    Dolce, from Spradling International, is a hybrid polyurethane suitable for marine interiors.

  • Environmentally friendly furniture fabrics

    GeoBella® outdoor cushion fabrics combine performance, comfort and recyclability.

  • Eco-friendly WeatherMax

    WeatherMax fabric now has an improved and more eco-friendly HydroMax finish.

  • Compact, fiberglass boat

    Compact pod easily opens to become a fiberglass runabout, fishing boat or daysailer.

  • Spray topcoat

    LINE-X Premium is a spray-on coating suitable for a wide range of retail, commercial and industrial uses.

  • Battery-charging boat cover

    Solar cover system harnesses the sun’s energy to keep boat batteries charged and ready to go.

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Projects

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    Mooring cover redo

    All canvas eventually wears, and this customer badly needed a mooring cover for the spring season.

  • An investment in new canvas above and below deck is a cost-effective way for a boat owner to have the feeling of a new boat at a fraction of the cost.

    Interiors present business opportunities

    Cockpit and cabin up-fits provide profitable growth.

  • An arrangement of hair-on leather trunks in a 147-foot motor yacht “Africa,” made by Sunrise Yachts. Interior design by Franck Darnet. Hair-on leather can evoke an exotic setting. Photo: M. Carlin, LuxMedia Group/Sunrise Yachts.

    Exotic hides offer high-end options

    Exotic hides meet the mark for customers looking for something different.

  • A 13-foot-long Hood bimini installed on a Trawler in Marblehead, Mass.

    Fabricating a bimini

    At Hood Canvas, we start the process of fabricating our “Flat Liner” biminis by setting up the frame with stanchion bars at each end.

  • Simple storage

    Use rain gutters as storage for ends of tables and next to sewing machines.

  • Paul’s Custom Canvas Inc. | Denver, Colo.

    Fountain cockpit upholstery

    Paul’s Custom Canvas Inc.t won a 2011 MFA Award of Distinction and Award of Excellence in the cockpit upholstery category.

  • Paul’s Custom Canvas Inc. | Denver, Colo.

    Pontoon repair

    Paul’s Custom Canvas Inc. won a 2011 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the cockpit upholstery category.

  • The Nautical Needle | Holland, Mich.

    Flooded boat transformation

    The Nautical Needle won a 2011 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the cockpit upholstery category.

  • Custom Canvas of Charleston | North Charleston, S.C.

    Yacht cushions

    Custom Canvas of Charleston won a 2011 MFA Award of Excellence in the exterior upholstery category.

  • Cape Canvas & Rigging | West Yarmouth, Mass.

    Protective cover for mahogany finish

    Cape Canvas & Rigging won a 2011 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the cockpit cover category.

  • Watkins Custom Sewing Inc. | Wanchese, N.C.

    Fabric walls and headliner

    This project won a 2011 MFA Award of Excellence in complete interior upholstery.

  • Nautilux Custom Canvas LLC | Hazlet, N.J.

    Picnic boat reupholster

    Nautilux Custom Canvas LLC won a 2011 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the complete interior upholstery category.

  • CYA Canvas | Helena, Mont.

    Dogsled bag

    CYA Canvas won a 2011 MFA Award of Excellence in the miscellaneous category.

  • The Nautical Needle | Holland, Mich.

    Gazebo completion

    The Nautical Needle won a 2011 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the miscellaneous category.

  • Signature CanvasMakers | Hampton, Va.

    Hummer golf cart

    Signature CanvasMakers won a 2011 MFA Outstanding Achievement Award in the miscellaneous category.

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Business

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