Horizontal and cantilever frames

January 1st, 2023

Photo 1. Clients were initially reluctant to accept the horizontal frame because it was a drastic change from the standard ‘K’ frame. However, the added square footage of usable deck area overcame these doubts, and the demand for horizontal frame systems and cantilever support systems is strong. Following the typical 10-to-20-year delay that “new ideas” […]

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Thinking outside the box

September 1st, 2022

Designs don’t need to be radical to set you apart; just slightly different than all the others. Thinking outside the box by Russ Griffin Our company, Northcoast Marine Specialties LLC, has had two decades of great success due to our unfamiliarity with the outdated and unimaginative techniques many canvas shops fall into the habit of […]

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Managing difficult clients

May 1st, 2021

Marine fabricators discuss their best forms of defense By Michelle Miron Most businesses have encountered these people at least once: impossible-to-please customers who make life miserable for everyone who has to work with them. Maybe they are disrespectful to you and your employees. Maybe they demand price breaks where none are due. Or perhaps they […]

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Finishing Touches

January 1st, 2021

Finished seam options such as piping and topstitching increase durability and add decorative details as seen in this aft double seat fabricated by Terri Madden, Sand Sea & Air Interiors. Photo: Sand Sea & Air Interiors Inc. Materials and techniques for marine trimmings that improve form and function.  by Sigrid Tornquist It all matters. Fabric. […]

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