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Marine Fabrics to Cover Your Boat

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Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 13, 2016 9:15:23 AM
Topics: Boat Covers, Marine Fabrics
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From the seats to the enclosure panels, to the cover you use to store your boat, marine fabrics are an integral part of your watercraft.

Marine fabrics are made from acrylics, vinyl, polyester, and more. These fabrics are typically coated to be waterproof and mildew resistant and help protect boats while in storage or out on the water.

Marine Fabric Materials

Marine fabrics are made from acrylics, vinyl, polyester, and more. These fabrics are typically coated to be waterproof and mildew resistant and help protect boats while in storage or out on the water.

Boat furniture – like the seats – are also made from specialty fabrics. These are specially designed to withstand the rigors of the sea and sun. There are many suppliers of marine fabrics and choosing the right one can be difficult. But, once you do your research, it’s not so hard. For example, Herculite Inc. offers a line of marine fabrics including its Weblon Regatta Marine Fabric which is:

  • Waterproof and Mildew Resistant
  • Light Weight
  • Dimensional Stability in All Weather
  • Heat, Cold and Abrasion Resistant
  • White Tops which Reflect Heat and Pastel Linings Relieve Glare
  • Wide Color Selection
  • UV Ray Resistant
  • Stain Resistant
  • Compact Storage when Wet or Dry

Weblon Regatta Marine Fabrics are basically an all-weather fabric that’s built to withstand the marine environment. Herculite’s marine fabrics are made from strong, flexible polyester fibers with a vinyl coating that makes the material waterproof and resistant to wear and tear. Herculite has a line of marine fabric products for use as boat covers and more.

In fact, marine fabrics are used in a variety of ways. You wouldn’t think it if you just looked at a watercraft, but it incorporates specialty fabrics in more ways than one. Here’s a quick list of the types of products marine fabrics are used in:

  • Boom Awnings
  • Biminis
  • Sun, Navy and Convertible Tops
  • Cloth Curtains
  • Dodgers
  • Enclosures
  • Cushions
  • Mooring and Protective Covers of All Types

Keep in mind, not all marine fabrics are made the same and finding the right one for you takes some due diligence. Buying a cheap cover may work in the short run but using a quality piece that is waterproof, UV resistant, and mildew resistant will help to protect your watercraft. After all, a boat or other type of pleasure craft is not just a toy, it’s an investment.

For more information about Herculite Inc.’s marine fabric products visit us at http://www.herculite.com/marine-fabrics. To learn more about us visit us at www.herculite.com or call us at 1-800-772-0036.

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Topics: Boat Covers, Marine Fabrics