• Enduratex fabric

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Products

    Enduratex has launched Coastal Ranch, an offering of contemporary colors conceived by colorist Denise Turner of Color Turners. The sumptuous hand and soft grain of Coastal Ranch makes it a luxurious option for hospitality and contract settings. The new line also features Forbid SRT with a special anti blue jean transfer property, which prevents blue [...]

  • Furuno weather receiver

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Products

    Furuno’s new BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver uses SiriusXM’s subscription-based marine weather service offering live, up-to-date weather forecast information. The BBWX3 connects to NavNet 3D, TZtouch and TZtouch2 networks with an ethernet cable. Once connected, premium weather content, including current weather reports, will be available on a NavNet screen. Also available are NOWRad radar images; [...]

  • Vicar Aqualon thread

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Products

    Vicar International has introduced new colors to its Aqualon #92 Polyester Thread line. Specifically constructed for outdoor applicaltions and recommended to match Sunbrella marine acrylic colors, the line features 32 colors and matches the most popular acryclic colors in the marine market. It also is applicable to awnings, canvas, patio funiture and auto convertible tops. [...]

  • Phifer fabrics

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Products

    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

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Products

    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 [...]

  • New developments in marine thread

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Features

    Photo: W.L. Gore 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 [...]

  • Covering canvas repairs

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: How-To Articles, Projects

    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. 1) Torn and dirty canvas is [...]

  • Safety Track Military Grade tape

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Products

    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

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Products

    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

  • Hold the mold

    Published On: May 1, 2015Categories: Features

    Marine fabricators agree regular cleaning, proper storage and adequate ventilation go a long way toward preventing the unsightliness of mold and mildew, which can form virtually anywhere. 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 [...]