I started my career over 27 years ago while living aboard a 24' custom built sailboat in South Florida. I wanted a job I could travel with, so I became an apprentice in a local canvas shop for 4.63 an hour.
I had no idea it was my gift.
I love my career. I have a passion for "dressing out" my customers' boats and helping them a little along the way.
EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers came about when a customer asked me, "Tammy, can you do something about the snaps in my enclosure? They just won't snap." I told him I'd take a look. It was on that boat I had a light bulb moment and realized it was a spacer zipper that he needed, not a snap extender.
I surprised him with the results you see on my website and, needless to say, he was very pleased.
It is my sincere hope that EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers will provide some solutions to frustrating problems, prolong the life of your canvas and make your life easier. Happy Boating.
Your "Cover Girl"
Need boat cover support, advice, looking for something you can't find and more? Contact canvas-boat-cover-and-repair-advisor.com.
Our entire site is dedicated to boat covers: buying them, repairing them, having custom-made designs created and so on, and we're delighted to help in any way we can.
Here is what we can't do for you. We can't build a custom boat cover unless we have the boat here.
We also don't duplicate old covers, it's really in your best interest and ours. We want you to have canvas you can be proud of and we want to build canvas we can be proud of.
We can do repairs of all type, if you can't find someone locally, you can always send them along.
Just fill out this simple form to contact us.
You may be wondering why you don't see a contact phone number on this website.
The reason is this, during the day we are running a full time, crazy busy canvas & upholstery shop. It takes so much focus and attention we try to stay off the phone as much as possible to stay productive.
Rest assured we are monitoring email randomly throughout the day, watching for your contact form to come in. We respond as fast as possible and always have your best intentions in mind.
Best of all, when we do respond via email, you get the phone number in the return response and can call anytime day or night! Just kidding, we prefer day time phone calls. So please contact us if you need anything, we're here and available.
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EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers donates 10% of proceeds of this website to
A Christian based children's home for boys and girls in crisis and in need of hope and healing. www.eagleranch.org
"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 Georgia
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 Missouri
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
The Ez-xtend zippers were very easy to install---especially with a little lubricant ( which I always apply periodically to zippers) E.Chesnavich New Jersey
"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."
Owner, Boatbutler Marine Services, Inc.
I love your website and wish we lived closer, so that I
could stop by your shop - sounds like a wonderful place!
Thanks so much for the education I received from your site! I have been in to two local shops for estimates on a new canvas enclosure for my little boat. Both commented that they were happy to have a customer who knew what he wanted and was familiar with the material and options available. I learned it all from you!!
With your zippers in place we could button up all of the canvas and make a very nice weather tight space which made our boating season very enjoyable. Phil
We finally got the chance to install of the ez-xtend zippers on our enclosure. (in between numerous Florida rain showers). and it turned out great! Everything finally fits together and it keeps the rain and the bugs out. Yay! I will be sharing your zipper solution with other boating friends and will be sure to mention the excellent customer service too. Toni
Looking forward to getting these items as it will save me a $3000 boat top replacement. Great website and sure glad someone thought to make these items up. Bob Lake City, MN
Received the boot, it looks and fits great! Thanks for the fine craftsmanship, communications and speedy service. Brian
I have received your product in a very timely manner and they worked great. I have already shown your zippers to my brother in law and he placed his order yesterday. I am the past commodore of a Boat Club up here in the great lakes region and have many boating friends. I am sure that once I show them how great your product works you will be getting more orders.
In 45 years of boating my new cover is the best that I have ever seen anywhere" Thank you so much and it was worth the effort!
Matt M. Pennsylvania
I never know about the EZ-Xtend Boat Zippers and plan on giving them a try. Apparently, others have had great success with this product. I'll let you know how I do with it. Thx again. You've got a great website.
Chuck P Florida