30 yrs ago boat canvas was white and had snaps. The material was a thick but soft material. Usually see it used on some saddle bags for motorcycles. What is it and is it available anymore?

by Rick Wilson
(Sprringdale Ark)

Just looking for something that was very soft and pliable that they used to make boat bimini tops out of. What was it and is it still available?

You may be talking about a boat cover material called marine sport topping.
It was used way way back. It's still available, but in limited patterns.
You also may be talking about naugahyde. It's really a cushion vinyl, but way back I would occasionally see it on fisherman /convertible tops.
Lastly you could just be talking about simple heavy weight cotton duck. Also used at one time for boat tops.
Without seeing a sample of it. It will be hard to identify.

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