Don’t Let Canvas Boat Cover Problems Ruin Your Boating Adventure!

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Depending on the nature of your canvas boat cover problem, you may be able to fix the situation quite easily and affordable.  I'm here to help you understand your options and also present to you, my very own boat canvas repair solution, patent pending EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers.

EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers 

The new easy to use Patented marine zipper solution that adds one inch instantly to your shrinking boat canvas and relaxes the fit instantly!

I’m Tammy Hampton, known to many as the boat “Cover Girl.” I have a lifetime of experience and I’m here to be your trusted source of advice and help teach you about boat cover repair solutions and meet your purchasing needs.  

To learn more about my story or to contact me, visit my boat cover support page.

Top Canvas Boat Cover Problems and What You Can Do to Fix Them

Here are are a few common problems boat owners experience, along with links to the product pages where you can find out more information and remedy the situation:

My enclosure panels are shrinking and I can't get them snapped or zipped. This is a common canvas boat cover problem, which is easily addressed by my patent-pending EZ-Xtend Boat Zipper

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  • I have some holes in my boat cover, should I patch them or is it time to replace the boat cover? Learn more about boat cover repair.
  • My thread has rotted.  I might restitch the cover myself, what is the best marine thread to use?
  • My boat cover support pole has poked a hole through my boat cover, what is the best way to fix it?
  • I need to learn more about boat enclosure clear vinyl, do you have any advice on that?
  • I need to purchase new boat canvas, but I don't know where to begin.  Should I have it custom built, or just buy it off the shelf?
  • The zipper slider on my zippers are giving me trouble.  What can I do to make them work properly?
  • Some of the snaps in my fiberglass have pulled out and left a big hole.  What can I do to fix the snap?

Explore the links on the left side of the page under “Boat Canvas Advice” for my take on a wide variety of products available on the market today.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you have about boat cover repair.

Your boat "cover girl",

Tammy Hampton

Be Sure to Check Out EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers!

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Fantastic Results

"I wanted to thank you for the fantastic results I have with the EZ-Xtend zipper solution you provided for my Sea Ray.

The isinglass had shrunk to the point that installing it was an all-morning job, with some snaps totally unusable due to the material shrinkage. I really was preparing to purchase a complete new canvas set, but hated to spend the money-especially since the canvas is still in excellent shape.

The EZ-Xtend zippers have made the canvas/isinglass installation and removal about a 10 minute job! (and looks great too!) Thanks again for the quick solution and the reasonable cost, I really do appreciate it.
Steve Donovan

The Bottom Line

The extend zippers have been a resounding success. Zippers were needed for the starboard stern section of my bimini top, and for both side curtains of my camper canvas. It is a clever design you came up with to increase the width of connectivity between my bimini top and camper canvas sections. I do not know what I would have done otherwise as the camper canvas sections have shown shrinkage over time.
M. Marien

Such a Great Idea

I got a chance to install these yesterday and just thought I'd get back to you to let you know that they worked perfectly for me. I couldn't be happier with that simple to install solution to my problem now allowing me to properly and fully enclose my cockpit again. Such a great idea.
J. Reed
British Columbia

Easy to Install

The Ez-xtend zippers were very easy to install---especially with a little lubricant ( which I always apply periodically to zippers)
New Jersey

Rare Traits

"True skill and craftsmanship are rare traits in today's society. When they're held by a person that truly cares about her customers, brings honesty, creativity and passion to her work, you have just described Tammy Hampton. Better known as "The Cover Girl," Tammy has been both a friend, mentor and business partner for nearly twenty years.

I found Tammy by her name tag.... sewn to a sailboat cover, in a nearby marina. The boat cover was fitted with such precision, it clearly stood out from the others. In the years since, Tammy has 'dressed out' at least twenty boats for me. She has yet to meet a challenge for which she could not find a creative and effective solution.

Tammy has become a valuable resource to my Boatbutler business, and she has actually created sort of a "cult" following among my customers. Once they see the quality of her work, the choice is an easy one.

I am still grateful for that little tag on that sailboat cover I found nearly twenty years ago."

Steve Hammond
Owner, Boatbutler Marine Services, Inc.
Alpharetta, Georgia

Brilliant and Simple Solution

WOW!  I just got the EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers for my canvas and what a simple solution! Thank you for coming up with this.  I am telling my friends about this product.

Susan M. 

You Made Everything Easy

We just installed the zipper we received on our sea ray boat canvas- what an incredibly easy experience!  It makes snapping the canvas so much easier with the zipper extension.  Thanks for the crimper & tape - you made everything easy.  We just ordered 5 more longer ones to completely update our canvas.  Thank you so much for your quick response on our first order. 


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I love your website and wish we lived closer, so that I
could stop by your shop - sounds like a wonderful place!
Judy D
Winchester, TN