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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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Jun 17, 2017

Sunfish cover.

I'd like to buy or make a cover for my Sunfish sailboat. It sits in a cradle out in the water and I want to keep leaves, bird poop, and dirt from getting

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Jun 13, 2017

How much does sunbrella marine shrink?

We have used your zipper extendz and they are awesome! However, now it is time to replace our two sections of bimini, forward of radar arch and behind

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Jun 06, 2017

What would be a good material for a grill cover? Covers for my SS grill are no longer available, so I would like to make one that is UV resistant, waterproof, long lasting and durable.

Grill Cover Fabric

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May 31, 2017

Front and side bimini top window curtain thickness

I am going to attempt to make front and side panels, isinglass type, zip in/out window curtains. I do have a commercial machine that can handle a thicker

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May 31, 2017

Hi could you make the Ez-Xtend zipper with #10 on one side & #8 on the on the other side

My original canvas for my 2004 Four Winns 348 Vista has all #10 teeth on it. I have a new complete set of new canvas that have #8 zippers on it. I am

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Testimonials

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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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