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 …

Video campaign promotes boating

May 1, 2010

The Discover Boating campaign released four videos showcasing American’s love of boating. Created from the winners of the 2009 i-Discovered Boating video contest, the videos feature personal stories from boat enthusiasts and address five aspects of boating: fishing, powerboating, cruising, sailing and watersports. The campaign focuses on improving the boating experience and building interest in …

Climate-controlled fabric line introduced

Outlast and Microfibres have teamed up to produce Wellgonomics, the first temperature-regulating phase-change material upholstery fabric. The durable and easy-care fabric utilizes technology originally developed for NASA to protect against extreme temperature changes in space. Wellgonomics is specifically designed to balance temperature changes and offer more comfortable seating. The fabric’s tiny microcapsules help with temperature …

Sea-Dog Line new marketing rep

Atlantic Marketing Company was chosen to represent the northeast and mid-Atlantic states for Sea-Dog Line, a manufacturer and importer of marine equipment and accessories. Sea-Dog Line offers a variety of products, ranging from deck hardware to electrical switches. With a headquarters in Stonington, Conn., Atlantic Marketing Company is one of the oldest and largest marine …

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Patterning an enclosure

At Hood Canvas, we always precut our pattern blanks to rough size, including any center lines. Most custom shops T-pin the enclosure pattern to the bottom half of the zipper on the bimini. We prefer to stay-stitch the bottom half of the zippers onto the top of the pattern blanks and make adjustments to the …

Sunbrella goes mobile

Glen Raven has launched a mobile version of the Sunbrella fabrics website that is compatible with all hand-held mobile devices. The company’s main goal for going mobile is to make the Sunbrella fabric search, the most frequently used website function, a mobile app. The mobile website includes a searchable fabrics library, a where-to-purchase directory, care …

Win big with Xtreme Seal’s Xtreme Deal

Xtreme Seal is offering to marine fabricators a chance to win two roundtrip airline tickets to San Diego, Calif., for the 2011 Marine Fabricators Association National Convention, and two complimentary passes to the convention’s exhibit hall. For each roll of Xtreme Seal purchased by a fabricator, they will receive one grand-prize entry, which must be …

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Sewing the fabric puzzle together

It’s time to sit down at your sewing machine and begin to put the pieces of the fabric puzzle back together. You may have one or two machines to choose from, or several. Regardless of how many choices you have, you generally have a favorite. And, more than likely, the number-one reason for your choice …

MMA launches new initiatives

MMA launches new initiatives MMA launches new initiatives The Marine Marketers of America (MMA) announced two new incentives: a marketing program to support dealer-based women’s boating education and a new website. The “Boating Education and Safety Training Course—Just for Women,” is a pro bono program that helps retail dealers offer women’s boating training programs. Dealers …

Innovative baby seat for boats

After facing the dilemma of balancing family and fun, a boat-loving couple created the Searock, the first baby seat of its kind to offer sun protection while being easily transferrable from the boat to the dock or home. The marine-grade seat hangs from the boat top using a four-point harness that attaches above the seat …