303 Protectant

July 1, 2014

303 Protectant does not contain petroleum distillates, alcohol, mineral oil or silicone oils. It provides protection against UV rays that can cause discoloration, fading, embrittlement, cracking and/or chalking. It also restores lost color and luster and repels smudges, dust, dirt and soiling.

Scribble Software launches marina program

Mechanicsville, Va.-based Scribble Software Inc., provider of business management solutions for the marina industry, has released MarinaOffice 7.7. Built on the .NET and SQL Server platform released last year, MarinaOffice version 7.7 offers additional features and functionality, as well as improvements to existing features. The new software features enhanced user process flows, enhanced reporting, cloud-based …

303 Multi-Surface Cleaner

Recommended by Sunbrella, this patio furniture cleaner rinses residue-free and is used prior to “retreating.” It is safe for all water-safe fabrics and vinyl surfaces. www.303products.com

Star brite taps Victor Phillpotts

Star brite, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based manufacturer of cleaning and other maintenance products for the marine, automotive, outdoor power equipment, power sports, homecare, health and RV industries, has named Victor Phillpotts its new vice president of business development. Phillpotts previously worked as national sales manager for P.F. Harris Manufacturing, a consumer products company specializing in …

Sitting pretty

With access to better fabrics and accessories, fabricators are crafting boat cushions that look great and perform well. Boat cushion design is leaving the Dark Ages, where basic vinyls, color and patterns have reigned supreme. “Over the past 10 years, fashion and design have become more prevalent in the marine industry,” says Patty Mastrandrea, a …

Manart-Hirsch

Manart-Hirsch Co., supplier of marine hardware and fasteners, stocks all different sizes ranging from ¾-inch to 1¼-inch hardware. Manart-Hirsch stocks fittings and fasteners made from #316 stainless steel.

Standardizing dodger design and fabrication

Jason Iverson is passionate about his business. It is obvious when he talks about the details of his designs and how he works with his customers. He has been able to combine two of his passions—product design and sailing—to launch Iverson’s Design Inc., a successful business designing dodgers and accessories for sailboats. “When you are …

Taking the show on the road

Mobile shops are an increasingly popular option for onsite repairs. In today’s fast-paced world, what could be better than having your marine fabrication projects done on site? These modular, mobile structures are an excellent solution for a world that craves quick, convenient service but is still unwilling to give up on the exceptional craftsmanship that …

METALgrommets.com

Dighton, Mass.-based METALgrommets.com has introduced an expanded line of solid brass drapery and curtain grommets designed for large indoor-outdoor industrial textile applications. ClipsShop Grommet Sets for fabricating large industrial textile products, such as awnings, tarps, tents, and truck covers, include a grommet and washer in #7.5, #8.5, and #12 (1”, 11/8”, and 1½” I.D. sizes). …

Seven steps to sales success

By Bill Foster There is certainly no lack of advice on how to increase your sales success. Books and seminars can be counted by the hundreds, and many of these are quite good. First-hand experience working for others in sales positions and managing my own business have helped me to formulate principles that can help …