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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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Apr 17, 2018

Pontoon boat restoration top flooring choices

Choosing flooring for you pontoon boat restoration doesn't need to be confusing. Here is an overview of the most common types used.

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Apr 17, 2018

Boat Cover Terminology! Are you calling it the right name.

Avoid boat cover terminology confusion by knowing what to call it and what to ask for.

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Apr 17, 2018

Houseboat Canvas Discussion and Recommendations

Buying houseboat canvas is expensive, so before you buy, consider these points.

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Mar 14, 2018

Alternate boat cover tie downs needed

I have a 20 ft Key West with a boat cover. I would like to use this cover on the boat when it is in the boat slip-normal tie downs will not work-nothing

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Feb 20, 2018

Can these zippers be used in tandem?

I have a brand new cockpit enclosure on a Catalina 30. The overhead connecting canvas from the bimini to the dodger is tight enough that if it is unzipped,

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