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Aug 06, 2017

Since my boat is on my drive way at all time and facing the sun set direction, what kind of clear vinyl should I use that will be long lasting?

My boat all year round parked on the driveway , year in and year out. The clear plastic enclosure became fragile and broke, because of sun light I guess.

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Jul 28, 2017

Nylon web loops breaking on cover.

I have web nylon loops on my boat cover that have deteriorated and split. It has a stretch cord fastening system. What are some alternatives to replace/

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Jul 28, 2017

aqualon edge vs weathermax 80 vs top notch 9

I'm trying to figure out which would be the best all around boat cover material. Aqualon and top notch 9 are similar in weight where the weathermax is

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Jul 02, 2017

One panel will no longer zip to another

I don't know if my material shrunk or what happened. Two of the back panels on my catamaran's cockpit enclosure will no longer completely zip together.

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Jul 02, 2017

Hi, I have an enclosed flybridge with a canvas top. We are in Florida for the summer....is there a power vent that can be installed to keep the heat down? Current 122 degres f ...

Overheating on the Fly Bridge.

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Jun 26, 2017

In a strong wind is it better to roll canvas and windows up or leave them down to minimize damage

Storm ripped anchor pins out of fiberglass

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Jun 26, 2017

I hear that seamark dries out and cracks within a few years. What can you tell me about that?

Purchasing a new boat enclosure and deciding between sunbrella and seamark.

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Jun 19, 2017

U zip

Can someone please show me a picture of a rain flap for a u-zip with a screen on the outside. These Are very popular where I live but I am learning they

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Jun 17, 2017

Top gun fabric UV resistance and cleanability

I am looking atnew 2016 2017 North river boats that are on dealership lots We have had a lot of rain in Eugene and the 2016 has significant mold the

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Jun 17, 2017

Boat covers Bimini. Fly ridge covers

Vinyl covers with flock type backing. How to clean off mould from the flock ie. inside part of Bimini on fly bridge. Wiping it off makes it a bit better

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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
Georgia

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
Missouri

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)
E.Chesnavich
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. 

F.Summer

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Judy D
Winchester, TN