DRH Canvas & Marine Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia
This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the full covers under 27 feet category of the 2009 MFA Awards, included a full cover for the interior of a steam boat that fits on the cowling. Because of the smoke stack and the steam box, this equipment had to be kept clean and dry. The interior was a beautiful wood finish that required protection from rain and the sun. The fit had to be tight, but easy to install. All the fasteners had to be installed so as not to damage the fine finish of the cowling. A zipper was used to help ease the installation. The owner did not want any fabric on the hull or deck, so this was the chosen design path.