Tough marine vinyls

January 1, 2020  |  Products

Surf and Bayside marine vinyls are designed to handle all the challenges that long exposure to sun and water bring. Both employ Splash construction, a pink stain-resistant vinyl formulation. With UV protection, crack resistance and four-way stretch, the vinyls for boat interiors and exteriors featur…
Breathable polyester

January 1, 2020  |  Products

Solution-dyed polyester Hydrofend™ balances high water resistance with breathability, letting water vapor out while preventing water from coming in. Applications for Hydrofend include boat covers, boat enclosures, storage covers and furniture covers. To ensure superior performance, the fabric was …
Grinding and finishing disc

January 1, 2020  |  Products

The Blue-Kote™ Soft Material Application Flap Disc grinds aluminum and all non-ferrous metals at high speed with minimal clogging or loading, while keeping the work surface temperature low for quality finishing. The soft, long-lasting disc that simultaneously grinds and finishes saves process time…
Tools, tips and tricks

January 1, 2020  |  Shop Techniques

These are submissions to the 2018 and 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference Tools, Tips and Tricks contest.  Tip 1: Smooth, indestructible tabletop A combination of wood and 12-gauge sheet metal creates a smooth tabletop surface that is indestructible and isn’t damaged by a hot knife. Combine th…
High-strength repair ribbon

January 1, 2020  |  Products

Forj is a high strength, lightweight plastic ribbon that molecularly fuses to itself in a matter of seconds. Simply heat, press and repeat to form the plastic into any desired shape. Once cooled, the self-bonding plastic hardens, creating a bond as strong as steel. Quick fix uses on the water includ…
NECPA celebrates 100 years at Expo

January 1, 2019  |  News

The North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary at its annual expo and conference taking place Jan 16-18, 2020, in Worcester, Mass. The expo theme is “Then and Now” in honor of the many multigenerational NECPA member companies whose roots, in many cases, g…