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Which Boat Cover Material Best Suits My Needs?

Posted by Craig Zola on May 18, 2017 7:36:00 PM

Let’s take a moment to talk about boats covers. From yachts, sailboats, cruisers, houseboats, and more, boats come in various types, shapes, and sizes. Some are made for freshwater, and some for the sea. When it comes to textiles for boat covers, it’s important to find the one that suits your specific circumstances.

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Breaking Down the Different Types of Shade Tops for Boats

Posted by Craig Zola on May 4, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Shade tops for boats come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, so it’s important to understand the different options available before making an investment. There are four major types of boat shade tops you should consider:

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Pros and Cons of Fully Waterproof Boat Covers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM


If your pre-owned boat did not come with a cover or the existing one isn’t up to par, you’ll want to invest or upgrade soon. Anyone who has dealt with a less-than-waterproof boat cover will likely prioritize finding a fully waterproof option, but of course, these covers have advantages and disadvantages.

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Boat Shade Tops 101: Understanding the Different Type of Covers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 18, 2017 4:32:08 PM

Did you just purchase a boat? Are you looking to upgrade your watercraft? If so, it’s helpful to know the different types of boat shade tops and covers. From bimini tops to enclosure curtains, awnings, dodgers and standard covers, there are plenty of options!

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How to Properly Store Your Boat

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 2, 2016 6:03:00 PM

Sad as it may be, summer is officially over. That means it’s time to retire the flip flops, unpack the beach bags and and store your boat.

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Infographic: Key Characteristics of Quality Boat Top Fabrics

Posted by Craig Zola on Aug 5, 2016 2:13:18 PM

There are a few key factors one must consider when shopping for a new boat top. The most important of those factors is what fabric is being used. There are a wide range of fabrics available, and there are several characteristics to think about when selecting a boat top fabric.

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Advantages of Using Polyester Composite Fabric Instead of Acrylic on Your Boat Top

Posted by Craig Zola on Aug 1, 2016 11:57:23 AM

A Bimini top provides boaters with protection from the sun and harsh weather conditions. It’s also a stylish addition to any boat’s overall look. When looking at the different components of boat top, the most important thing to consider is the type of fabric. Choosing the highest quality fabric increases protection and prolongs the life of the top.

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Five Common Misconceptions about Boat Covers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jun 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Boats are subjected to a series of wet and dry cycles and other environmental elements, ranging from hot and humid days in the summer to potentially freezing temperatures in the winter to salt air, dirt, hailstorms, bird droppings and more year round. This makes finding the right boat cover a must in order to protect your investment.

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Buying Waterproof Boat Covers

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 18, 2016 12:51:28 PM

What’s so important about buying a boat cover that’s waterproof? After all, your boat is made to be in the water! Well, you’d be surprised at just how important it is to have a waterproof boat cover.

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Marine Fabrics to Cover Your Boat

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 13, 2016 9:15:23 AM

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.

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