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March 1, 2016

Customer Relationship Management programs can help keep the work flowing. On certain days, do you have too many clients with too many boats with too many customized needs? Do you forget whether it was John Larson or Joe Larson who needed the eight blue-striped cushions by June 15? Or do you lose track of inventory? …

Marine upholstery material

Serge Ferrari’s Stamskin® One, its newest indoor and outdoor furniture upholstery membrane, is now available. The Swiss-made elastomer coated polyester jersey features a soft feel similar to worn leather. Its durability makes it ideal for such demanding environments as yachts, poolside seating and waiting areas. Stamskin One retains less heat from the body than comparable …

MFA wraps up a successful Marine Fabricators Conference 2016

The Marine Fabricators Association, a division of IFAI, hosted the Marine Fabricators Conference Jan. 14-16, 2016, in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The annual event hosts industry participants from throughout the United States. This was a record-setting year in attendance with 260 registrations, including 191 attendees and 69 exhibitors. Exhibitors expressed extreme satisfaction with the conference’s turnout. …

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All feet on deck

Marine flooring moves away from carpet to favor synthetics. If your clients plan to sail “where the ocean is deep,” as avid sailor Billy Joel sings, their boats had better be sturdy in every respect, including flooring. Even if the most excitement those boats ever see is a lazy afternoon moored to a dock, flooring …

Titanium nitride needles

Titanium nitride-coated sewing machine needles from Groz-Beckert are available for most brand sewing machines. Titanium nitride needles are stronger than standard needles resulting in better performance through most heavy textiles. The shape of the needle and the point contribute to less seam leakage, less needle breakage, less thread damage and fewer skipped stitches.

HP2 heavy-duty rivet gun

Manart-Hirsch’s HP2 is an easy to use heavy-duty hand riveter with molded vinyl grips for extra-firm, comfortable no-slip control. Included are interchangeable nosepieces for 3/32-, 1/8-, 5/32- and 3/16-inch rivets. The 1/8-inch nosepiece fits into DOT studs (BS10370) for easy riveting of studs.