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Mar 07, 2019

How taut or loose should new Strataglass 40 be on sailboat dodger?

How taut or loose should new Strataglass 40 be on sailboat dodger? I just had new canvas installed and the Strataglass is wavy or baggy.

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Mar 03, 2019

can the excess of your zipper be reset up to e used again?

have a lot of excess of the zipper wondering if I can make it so it can be used?

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Jan 01, 2019

Bimini Strap Top Tie Down, Learn to Make, Adjust and Install Them!

Our bimini strap guide will teach you every thing you need to know and purchase your replacements straps here.

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Nov 14, 2018

How can I tie down a boat cover by attaching it to the boat when it is on a boat lift? Can't attach the cover to the lift. I can't run the cover straps under the boat..

The boat has to be able to float up off of the lift when the water level rises (dock lines are also attached so it can't float away)

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Nov 14, 2018

How to stop side curtains from flapping in the wind

When driving on the water with side curtains attached on the enclosure, the sides flap alot in the wind. How can this be stopped?

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Sep 04, 2018

Please suggest best boat fabric for Top and seats for Puerto Vallarta!

Please advise best fabric for boat top and seats! Boat is an older model but maintained extremely well! Sun rays are intense so we require a very durable

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Jun 11, 2018

Can we replace boat cover cinch cord with bungee cord?

Is there an easier way to cover the boat at the dock without having to mess with pulling the ropes to tighten?

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Jun 05, 2018

How to get measurement of bimini frame

I currently brought a boat that had a bimini top. Well before I picked it up the guy backed into garage with it up and broke the frame so I am trying to

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May 05, 2018

Can you put a zipper and box on both sides of the extend zipper?

The zippers (yk10) on my boat must have been and old style, with boxes that were pressed on and not one piece. Both boxes and the sliders fell off. I can't

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Apr 26, 2018

Do you recommend locking or non locking zipper pulls for enclosure vertical zippers (zip from top to bottom), #10 YKK with double pulls?

I am just starting to sew an enclosure for our sailboat and need to buy zippers and want to figure out whether locking or non locking would be better.

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