Made for the shade

March 1st, 2023

Sunfly shades are a popular choice for customers of Charlton’s Marine Canvas. They are increasingly drawn to more temporary solutions that won’t permanently affect the boat’s looks and are easy to put up and take down. Photo: Charlton’s Marine Canvas Changing consumer trends, evolving boat designs, and fabric and materials advancements are giving marine fabricators […]

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Space management 101

July 1st, 2022

Keri Ames of Yachtsman’s Canvas operates in a 1,200-square-foot shop. Her creative space solutions include a small, wheeled tool cart that can be rolled between stations, shelving and file cabinets built above and beneath tables, and she has equipped two of her four sewing machines with wheels so she can move them out of the […]

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Software management to canvas bliss

September 1st, 2018

Keri Ames is the sole owner and fabricator of Yachtsman’s Canvas in North Wales, Pa. She’s been a marine fabricator for eight years and works with powerboats and sailboats on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay (Md.), southeastern areas of Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. She began sailing the waters of the Chesapeake Bay […]

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