Craig Zola

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Choosing Marine Fabrics That Will Save You Time & Money

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 15, 2019 11:43:51 AM

 On the open water, marine fabrics are used to protect occupants and watercraft from the sun, wind, and surf. They’re also used to protect boats in storage, either dry-docked or at the pier.

Boat owners put a lot of thought into the design of their enclosures and boat tops, but often overlook one important factor: the materials they’re made from.


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3 Ways to Protect Your Vinyl Boat WIndows

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 15, 2019 11:42:22 AM


Take care of your vinyl boat windows and they will take care of you. Properly maintained vinyl will last longer, stay clearer, and be less likely to tear during high winds and rain. Knowing how to maintain these windows — and avoiding common cleaning practices that actually break down vinyl faster — will save you time and money in the long run.

What can boat owners do to keep vinyl windows in good shape? Follow these steps and you can prevent water stains, scratches, and more:

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6 Money Making Agriculture Business Ideas That Don’t Require Land

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 2, 2019 4:35:57 PM

When most people think of money-making agriculture business ideas, their first inclination is to search for land to buy. For many, that’s not an option, though. The amount of investment that goes into starting a modern farm can be substantial, especially when compared to a non-agricultural small business or startup.

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Topics: Agricultural Curtains

Three Factors to Consider When Designing Awnings for Restaurants

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Designing awnings for restaurants will require special considerations that may not be necessary for other commercial properties. While awnings may be stylish add-ons for an office complex, they can impact a diner’s entire experience.

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Topics: Vinyl Awning Fabric

Why Vinyl Fabric is the Best Material for Stadium Awnings

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Stadium projects present a host of unique challenges for architectural firms. At capacity, a sporting event could host tens of thousands of guests, all looking to be seated comfortably — no matter where they are. Accommodating those expectations while also providing for infrastructure and amenities isn’t easy.

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Topics: Vinyl Awning Fabric

4 Examples of Attractive Retail Store Awnings

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It’s the details that make or break a building. Unfortunately, one detail that we’ve seen break too many good buildings is the oft-overlooked awning.

An ugly awning can make an otherwise lovely building look shabby, ill-proportioned, or outdated. On the flipside, a high-quality awning can really kick an exterior up to the next level.

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Topics: Outdoor Awning

The Boat Terms and Definitions All New Owners Should Know

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 25, 2018 12:34:21 PM

You‘ve admired boats from afar. You’ve done the research about sizes and motor types. You’ve asked friends for advice and priced out the options. Now, you’ve finally taken the plunge and realized your dream of owning your very own boat.

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Topics: Marine Enclosures

5 Questions Smart Buyers Ask When Purchasing a New Boat

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Buying a new boat is a complicated process with many factors to consider. Naturally, you’ll have a few questions to ask the dealer before you pull the trigger on buying your first new yacht. Identifying the information you need to make an informed buying decision is an important first step in the process. When you’ve prepared a list of question to ask your dealer, you can avoid making an impulsive decision based on emotion.

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Topics: Featured

Pros and Cons of Buying a Boat at a Boat Show

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Boat shows represent a major opportunity for dealers to make big sales and market their brand-name and products. Competition between dealers can be fierce at boat shows, leaving many opportunities for the savvy buyer to get a great deal on a new boat. Buying at a boat show isn’t always a home run and you should go in with plenty of research to avoid buying on an impulse.

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Topics: Featured

How the Industry Works: A Primer for First-Time Boat Buyers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When you’re ready to take your interest in boating to the next level by purchasing a vessel, it’s important to understand the inner workings of the industry; entry level boat buyers have a lot to learn about this complicated market. This primer is a valuable resource, outlining the variables of boat-buying — things like whether to buy new or used, at a boat show or through an online listing, and how to select a trustworthy broker.

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Topics: Featured