FixnZip

May 1, 2014

FixnZip works on zippers of all kinds with broken teeth. Available in three sizes, it is designed to apply to teeth or coil zippers, metal or plastic. It works on both open-ended and closed-ended zippers and can be started anywhere on the zipper. In the case of a zipper with missing teeth, the FixnZip realigns the …

Vico Plastics

Vico Plastics’ Boat Vent 3 (1a) has updated its Boat Vent II, which provided tented vents that helped prevent mildew and mold. Boat Vent 3 features four improvements: easier installation, more efficient venting, better grip and adjustability. Molded from UV-inhibited plastic, it can be installed to virtually any boat cover. Vico also introduces a new …

Step toward technology

Darren Arthur runs his marine canvas shop with two employees—and he’s added an automated plotter-cutter system to improve productivity. The decision to buy a plotter-cutter system for my marine canvas shop was initially an overwhelming idea,” says Darren Arthur, owner of Nautilux Custom Canvas LLC in Hazlet, N.J. “I had never seen that type of …

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The science of vinyl discoloration

How it happens & how to prevent it Look around a typical marina during the summer months and you will see dozens of vessels—some new, some old, some big, some small, and perhaps a few that show signs of transient color changes in the PVC fabrics being used. For more than 50 years, PVC discoloration, …