All feet on deck

March 1st, 2016

Marine flooring moves away from carpet to favor synthetics. If your clients plan to sail “where the ocean is deep,” as avid sailor Billy Joel sings, their boats had better be sturdy in every respect, including flooring. Even if the most excitement those boats ever see is a lazy afternoon moored to a dock, flooring […]

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Not everything slows down during the slow season

October 13th, 2015

Preparing for seasonal lulls includes finding ways to generate income when business slows. One way is to encourage customers to put off certain types of projects until the off-season. Discounts Mark Hood, MFC, of Hood Marine Canvas and Training, Merrimac, Mass., uses this tactic for customers requesting interior or cushion work. Offering a discount for […]

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What ‘slow season’?

September 1st, 2015

Indoor work, alternative income streams help fabricators get through the off-season. Boating in many locations is seasonal, but the need for income is constant. How do marine fabricators handle that conundrum? A variety of strategies offer ways that canvas shops can use to get ready for seasonal slow-downs in business. ‘The Great Shrink-wrap Race’ “We […]

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