Celebrating marine fabricators age 40 and under

September 1st, 2022

There is a dedicated new generation of marine fabricators who are making a difference in this industry. Marine Fabricator put the word out seeking nominations for fabricators age 40 and under who deserve recognition for their high-quality work and efforts to improve the marine fabrication industry as a whole. The nine fabricators from across the […]

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Inspiration

January 1st, 2022

These clients thought they wanted a pink dodger, which translated into a request for something unique and allowed total design freedom. The resulting color combination turned into something unusual for a dodger, or any project really. Using Stamoid™ Open, Sattler® Ash, Sunbrella® Black Binding and Tempotest® Carbon Fiber, the project mixed 90-degree corners on the […]

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Tools of the Trade: Marine fabricators share their favorites

May 1st, 2021

We asked marine fabricators to tell us about the “must-have” tools in their shop. The variety and creativity of submissions we received told us what we already knew—fabricators are a resourceful and innovative lot! By Cathy Broberg Hercules 1575 foam cutter with Bosch blade “A good quality foam cutter makes shop life so much easier,” […]

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Shade Solution Evolution

September 1st, 2020

Design tips for removable shade structures that bring value to clients and profit to fabricators. by Sigrid Tornquist Boat enthusiasts have always sought shade solutions. It’s a matter of survival and comfort. And it’s also a matter of aesthetics. It’s been 30 years since Mike Erickson, CEO and owner of Canvas Designers® Inc. in Riviera […]

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Tools, tips and tricks

May 1st, 2020

These are submissions to the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference Tools, Tips and Tricks contest and Marine Fabricator magazine.  Tip 1  Mini fabric table saw Here’s a slightly dangerous, but effective little tip. Hammer a nice, sharp razor blade at a 45-degree angle into your cutting table. Keep the fabric flat and push or pull it […]

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