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How to Keep Your Boat Windows Clean Between Trips

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 20, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Maintaining crystal-clear boat windows should be important to boat-owners for both practical and aesthetic reasons. Stained or cloudy vinyl windows around your full boat enclosure or dodger make for a sub-par boating experience. Not only that, it can make navigation difficult, particularly in wet weather. The most common issue your boat windows face is diminished clarity, which leads to a hazy or cloudy appearance.

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3 Ways to Protect Your Vinyl Boat Windows

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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.

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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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Herculite, Strataglass Form Marine Fabric Supplier Powerhouse

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 1, 2017 7:59:13 PM


You know the name, you trust the brand: Strataglass. Now this innovative industry leader has joined forces with Herculite, a top-of-the-line marine fabric supplier, to form a powerhouse partnership for boating textiles. The landscape of marine fabrics may have just changed forever.

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Disadvantages of Installing a Hard Bimini Top

Posted by Craig Zola on May 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Bimini tops for your boats are excellent for shading you and your passengers, and add a layer of design to your watercraft that makes it stand out. A bimini top is designed to protect you from above. Other boat tops, like dodgers, can provide additional side protections, but give up some flexibility. Bimini tops are popular for good reason, and in this article we will explore the types of bimini tops, and how should make your selection.

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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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Marine Project Spotlight - Strataglass and Riviera

Posted by Craig Zola on May 20, 2016 2:48:32 PM

Canvas Innovations of Holland Michigan designed and manufactured this enclosure project using Riviera Marine Fabric and Strataglass.  

This project was an entry in the 2016 Fabrication Excellence Awards at the MFA National Convention. 

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Marine Project Spotlight - Riviera and Strataglass Combo

Posted by Craig Zola on Apr 12, 2016 3:07:23 PM


Chris Sharp MFC of Sharps Custom Canvas Inc. designed and manufactured this enclosure project using Riviera Marine Fabric and Strataglass.  

This project was an entry in the "Tops and Enclosures 29' and Under" category at the 2016 Fabrication Excellence Awards at the MFA National Convention. 

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Marine Project Spotlight - Riviera and Strataglass Transformation

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 8, 2016 9:05:05 AM

Edward Skrzynski of Marco Canvas designed and manufactured this transforming canvas project using Riviera Marine Fabric and Strataglass.  

This project won The Outstanding Achievement Award in the "Tops and Enclosures 29' and Under" category at the 2016 MFA National Convention. 

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Boat Tops and Coverings to Protect Your Marine Assets

Posted by Craig Zola on May 21, 2015 2:42:31 PM

Boating season is just around the corner and it’s time to get ready. You’ve kept your watercraft clean, covered, and in great condition over the winter. But now it’s time to go out and enjoy that investment. But before you do, remember, the sun can damage your boat’s furniture and surface. That’s why it’s important to remember that having a Bimini top or other shade structure for your boat can help.

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