January 2012 Issue

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  • Fantastic fabric makeover

    The transformation of a classic sailboat emphasizes the importance of communication between owner and fabricator.

  • Small budget, big message

    Turn up the volume and spread the news about your business–even with limited funds.

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  • Marine-grade vinyl headliner

    Bainbridge International’s headliner adds a clean, finished look to the inside of the cabin while helping to dampen outside noises.

  • Marine-grade carpet

    Coronado Plush marine-grade carpet from Keyston Bros. features a soft hand while offering high UV stability.

  • Reflective fabrics

    KTTEX™ Area Reflective fabric provides weather protection and safety for any nighttime activity.

  • Mid-weight coated fabric

    MarChem CFI ’s Mustang is a softer and more pliable version of the company ’s Top Gun fabric.

  • Awning canvas

    The Miami Corp. offers the latest lines of Sattler Solids, Stripes and Firemaster Plus®.

  • PTFE thread

    An addition to the PTFE thread market, Solar Thread II, from Pennsylvania Thread Co., maintains 100 percent of its strength after years of exposure to sun, rain, chemicals, UV radiation and salt.

  • Performance threads

    Two new styles give fabricators needed versatility and performance. QTC Contrast T-270 bonded nylon thread is designed for seams that get noticed—bold colors recommended for decorative seat trimming, accent stitching and more.

  • PVC screen sheets

    Solarscreen PPS flexible PVC screen sheets from Vicar International protect your marine interior from the sun ’s hottest UVA and UVB rays while maintaining visibility.

  • Polyester thread

    Vicar International added 138 UVR to its Aqualon line of bonded polyester threads, which combines durability with aesthetics.

  • Marine fabrics

    Bella-Dura introduces a new line of casual fabrics with the help of Hable Construction.

  • Clear grommets

    Clear Grommets disappear from sight when your banner or graphic is hung.

  • Lever lock joiner

    Intermold’s Lever Lock Joiner connects adjustable support poles of standard 3/4-inch tubing to 7/8-inch tubing without the need for modifications, eliminating the risk of scratching the tubing when adjusting screws.

  • Grommet-free lacing

    Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics introduces E-Z Lace Supreme™, a patented grommet-free lacing system.

  • Bungee loops

    Bungee Shock Cord fasteners have low, slim profile for a clean, finished appearance.

  • Waterproof zippers

    Paskal ’s GLOCK and SLOCK waterproof zippers feature interlocking offset teeth that block water.

  • Quick-release buckles

    The Strap 'n Hold quick-release buckles attach in seconds with no sewing or loops required.

  • Flexible connections

    Flexi-Hinge™, from Positive Design, securely joins nearly any combination and length of fabric, vinyl, film, mesh, leather, rubber and neoprene.

  • Plastic adhesive snap components

    SNAD fasteners flex and conform to tubing, boat hulls, decks and more, allowing you to place snaps where screw-in studs won’t work.

  • Self-fit terminals

    STA-LOK self-fit terminals easily and efficiently terminate wire ropes.

  • Edge seals

    Custom edge seals from Xtreme Seal are made by fabricators for fabricators and recently received patent 8,028,640 (compositions and methods for sealing), which covers the company ’s designs and profiles.

  • Industrial sewing machine

    The Juki DU-11181N-7/X73096-AA is a single-needle, lockstitch, top-and-bottom-feed machine ideal for sewing heavy-duty materials such as canvas and leather.

  • Digital patternmaker

    Carlson Design T-bar Digitizer allows you to create digital patterns quickly and accurately.

  • Long-arm sewing machines

    Consew’s 206RB line of long-arm sewing machines easily stitches through light- or heavy-weight materials including leather, vinyl, upholstery, synthetics, canvas and coated products.

  • Marine equipment supplier

    Cosmos and Kabar, the largest manufacturers and suppliers of RF Welding equipment, tooling and parts in the United States, offer a wide range of equipment and products for the boating industry.

  • Fabric plotter

    Flexi-Hinge™ ProSail ’s MkIII plotter accommodates wide projects of virtually any length, making it useful for projects such as biminis, spray hoods and boat covers.

  • Low VOC spray adhesives

    3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division offers low-emission versions of the company’s aerosol adhesives.

  • Digital media locker

    The AQ-DM-4B Digital Media Locker from keeps digital music-playing device clean and dry.

  • Telescopic ladders

    From Armstrong Nautical Products, the RIB and Center Pole Telescopic boarding ladders make it easy and safe to board a variety of boats.

  • Pattern-making software

    ExactFlat automates the pattern-making process, taking you from a 3-D CAD model to a finished 2-D flat pattern file in minutes.

  • Sew-in labels, fabric

    Herculite Products Inc. offers Riviera Sew-in labels as an addition to its Herculite Riviera Marine Fabric line.

  • LED lights

    Larson Electronic ’s Magnalight LEDWP-400 wall pack light incorporates a light assembly containing twelve 3.33-watt LEDs with a special reflector to produce an intense illumination.

  • Anchor

    From Manson Anchors, the Boss anchor features the patented Manson Shackle.

  • Anti-fogging window material

    First craze resistant, anti-fog, water-shedding polycarbonate window for the marine industry.

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