Phifer fabrics

May 1, 2015

Phifer’s Designed Fabrics Blue Willow collection features complex blue-green hues with neutrals that define relaxation at its best. Plush and 100 percent recyclable, GeoBella Cushion Fabrics and sleek, sling Phifertex Outdoor Fabrics are made from recycled yarns. The GeoBella indoor/outdoor performance fabrics offer soft, touchable texture, yet are built with the stability, strength and durability …

SiloxoGrip

Formulated by the Navy Research Laboratory and manufactured by NCP Coatings, SiloxoGrip is a Siloxane non-skid deck coating that offers durability, color retention and stain and chemical resistance. Among its benefits are it is easily cleaned, is durable in extreme weather conditions, experiences low solar absorption, can be rolled or sprayed on, and it dries …

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New developments in marine thread

Improved, expanded options create happy customers and increase profits. Now that sales of boats in the United States and around the world have been buoyed by the past two years of post-recession tides, marine fabricators have reason to smile. Actually, make that multiple reasons, since recent developments in thread technology include increased UV resistance, lower …

Covering canvas repairs

Editor’s note: Don Racine, a longtime Marine Fabricators Association member and supporter, died on April 18 as the result of a heart attack. He was 61. View Don Racine’s full obituary. This article is about canvas repairs: We will discuss bimini tops, cockpit covers and full-boat travel covers. When we look at some of the …

Safety Track Military Grade tape

Safety Track Military Grade is a peel-and-stick non-skid silicon carbide grit tape that exceeds OSHA and MIL-PRF-24667C standards. It provides long-term anchorage on a wide variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces, including decks, ladders and buildings. The extra-large particles provide additional slip resistance for marine and harsh environments.

Exalto External Wiper Motor

Exalto’s External Wiper Motor offers a stainless-steel housing, quick-connect external wiring and adjustable mounting brackets for flexible installations in wet environments. The adjustable sweep angles and wide range of arms/ blades allow this motor to fit most windows. www.imtra.com

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Hold the mold

Marine fabricators offer tips for prevention and treatment of mold and mildew. By Jake Kulju Mold and mildew can attack any part of a boat, especially damp areas that form between cushions and beneath covers. Nearly all marine fabricators agree: The best way to eradicate mold and mildew is to prevent them before they start. …

METALgrommets machines

METALgrommets.com introduces a low-cost portable pneumatic grommet attaching machine that features a built-in finger guard, carrying handle and slug collection drawer. The ClipsShop CS-TIDY-41 Pneumatic Grommet Machine attaches metal grommets to banners, tarpaulins and related products. It features a finger safety guard and a manual triggering mechanism, weighs only 15 pounds, and can be configured …

Upholstered wall panels

By Terri Madden Most likely, you will be reading this article as warmer weather streams across your state and your customers delight in contacting your marine-fabrication business with new challenges. If you have never had the opportunity to fabricate wall panels, consider a customer request as an opportunity to add to your skill set, your …

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Thinking about a business loan?

Where to find money in a tight economy By William J. Lynott Credit is the oil that lubricates the machinery of business. Whether it’s a loan to buy inventory or supplies, to support expansion, an equipment purchase, or just the need for a short-term loan to meet payroll or other operating expenses, most marine fabricators …