Performance Fabric News & Insights | Marine Enclosures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
This project was an entry in the 2016 Fabrication Excellence Awards at the MFA National Convention.
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.
This project won The Outstanding Achievement Award in the "Tops and Enclosures 29' and Under" category at the 2016 MFA National Convention.
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.