Untreated canvas

May 1, 2012

J. Ennis carries three untreated canvases including #12 Duck, #4 Duck and 12-ounce single fill. The 100-percent dye-free cotton canvases are suitable for a variety of applications from boat covers and tarps to totes and tents. Shrinkage is approximately 7 to 9 percent. Canvas is available in 10 colors. Rolls are up to 50 yards …

Snap marine carpet

Designed to withstand tough marine environments, Snap Down Marine Carpet is made from solution-dyed fibers that resist sun, salt and moisture. The AquaLoc backing is designed to sit on top of fiberglass for strength, durability, and slip and skid resistance. The carpet is available in three patterns (Sailfish, Gulf and Seashore) to match existing carpet …

SureShade launches award program

SureShade launched the SureShade Dealer Award Program to help recognize boat dealers that sell or install the company’s retractable shade systems. Boat dealers will be evaluated based on sales performance, installation expertise, customer service and co-marketing efforts. SureShade is also engaging end-user boater participation to help determine the winners. Private boat owners are asked to …

Legislation addresses recreational fishing

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) proposed legislation to address two threats to the recreational fishing industry: attempts to ban lead fishing tackle and loss of access to public lands. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012 seeks to ensure that any future regulations on fishing tackle are established based on scientific fact. The act would …

Open Fuels Standard oppostion letter

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), with the support of an additional 22 organizations, signed a letter urging senators to voice opposition to the “Open Fuels Standard.” If passed, the amendment would mandate that 80 percent of gasoline-powered light-duty vehicles be tri-fuel vehicles capable of running on any combination of ethanol, methanol and gasoline beginning …

Miami Corp. to open Texas branch

Miami Corp., a distributor of automotive and marine trim products, plans to open a new branch in Arlington, Texas. The branch allows the company to reach the majority of the United States within one day from one of its four locations. Miami Corp. is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, with distribution centers in Albany, N.Y., and …

PFA recycling reference

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) published a comprehensive discussion of the U.S. flexible polyurethane foam industry related to production issues, solid waste management and recycling of post-consumer foam products that may contain flame retardants. The paper, “Flexible Polyurethane Foam Waste Management and Recycling,” was developed in response to an invitation from the United Nations Industrial …

Collisions ranked top marine accident

Collisions between powered and non-powered personal watercraft and sail or powered craft are a serious concern for both professional mariners and recreational boaters, according to a study from the United States Coast Guard. The study ranks collisions with a recreational vessel as the leading primary marine accident type. Operator inattention and improper lookout were leading …

Florida tax cap shows promise

Florida collected nearly 10 times the projected sales tax revenue after new maritime provisions were signed into law, according to a study by the Florida Yacht Brokers Association and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. The new law put an $18,000 sales-and-use tax cap on boats purchased or brought into Florida. Research indicated that …

Inventory management

Marine fabricators have one thing in common: a desire to maximize their shop layouts and rack space to optimize profits, inventory and shop efficiencies. For many fabricators, breaking away from the “buying bulk” philosophy means streamlining production processes. For others, having plenty of stock on hand may mean higher degrees of product selection for their …