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Jan 01, 2018

I do not want to roll up my new vinyl windows is there a way to secure them underneath the Bimini?

Is there a way to fasten open vinyl windows to the bottom of the Bimini rather than rolling them up?

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Dec 07, 2017

Is it ok to leave my enclosure on NYC boat in the winter, under shrink wrap?

Can I leave my enclosure on my boat during winter without damaging the isinglass?

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Nov 19, 2017

EZ-Xtend Boat Zipper WEB BANNER Skyscraper ANIMATION V1b_Canvas

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Nov 18, 2017

What is the correct term to use for the plastic track that screws to the fiberglass for the curtain to slide on? Thanks you

What is the correct term to use, for the plastic track, that screws into the fiberglass, that the enclosure curtain slides on? I am trying to repair a

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Nov 12, 2017

Houseboat Canvas Discussion and Recommendations

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

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Nov 07, 2017

What is the leather for around the vinyl widows on factory made or expensive tarps?

Just started repairing tarps and about to do a 34 sun dancer window replacement. Have done the two top pieces with Top Gun 9 wanted something waterproof

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Oct 15, 2017

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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Sep 30, 2017

How to keep mosquitoes from entering boat through gaps between boat snaps?

How to keep mosquitoes from entering boat through gaps between boat snaps?

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Sep 30, 2017

What is the name of the straps at the front of the bimini that tie up the rolled up zipper door ? I can't find them.

I need replacement Straps that hold up the rolled up bimini zipper door. I can't find them or even find out the name of these little straps. Please help

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Sep 24, 2017

The straps holding the rolled up canvas are burning/making impressions on the glass. Is there a way to prevent this with wider straps, more straps or other treatment?

The rolled up vinyl appears to be too heavy for the straps or is affected by the heat during the day causes the vinyl to sag and the straps leave impressions.

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