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Post Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:08 pm 
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As many of you know I own a tent and awning company. However some my not know that we also do some custom canvas work on the side. This includes boat covers, bimini tops, enclosures and cushions. Here are a few pics of some cushions we recovered/ rebuilt yesterday:

Cooler seat and seat back on my 170:

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V-berth cushions for a friends 215 Explorer:

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These were recovers. He was missing the front V section and the filler panel so we are building him new ones of those. (pics to follow)

I'm in the process of making new bolsters for my 245. Once I get a pattern for those I'll make them available to members. They should fit the 225/245/250 Explorers and Ospreys.

Seats bolsters and side panels in Sea Ray Jet boat (all built from scratch):
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Bimini top recover:
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Aft cockpit shade for 245 Explorer:
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Enclosure for hardtop:
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Full boat and motor cover:
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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:09 pm 
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Bruce did a cushion for my boat. Looks great and I'm very happy with the end result.

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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:46 pm 
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Well I have to plead ignorant. I didn't know that you were in that business. But those pic look good. I would love to put full covers on my boats, but living in the woods is bad for any cover I have tried to use. The tree cover keeps dropping leave, sticks and bird droppings all over the cover. And their loaded with acid, which eats up covers. Believe me its a pain with or with out them. I'm always cleaning my boats. They turn green all year long. The only thing that seems to work is hipperlion. Which is to dam heavy for my old butt. Sooooo I'm in a constant cleaning mod. The longest I've ever had a cover last, is 2 ½ years. Then one day you go out and the cover is ripped, all the way from port to starboard. So I gave up on them. One day, if I live that long. I hope to build a three stall boat shed. But till then, its clean clean clean and more cleaning. sSa_cry4 sAng_scream

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Post Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 4:12 pm 
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I've never heard of hipperlion. Your right about one thing, picking a cover material is a trade off between weight, abrasion/tear resistance, UV stability, and breath ability. Here in Florida UV resistance is one of your top concerns along with it's ability to breath. If the material does not breath mildew can be a problem without proper venting.

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Post Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 12:00 pm 
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Hey Bruce I'm sure I spelled it wrong. It is more like this, hy-per-lon. This is more then likely wrong to. Its the material that truckers use to cover loads on flat beds. It looks a lot like vinyl coated canvas. I'm sure you have seen and my know it by another name.
It has a very high tare and puncture resistance. I have two pieces that I've had for 25 years. I cover my tractor with one and another piece of equipment with them and nothing gets threw that stuff. Its like iron, but heave. I wouldn't want to have to cover a boat with it. It would kill me. sSc_eek

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Here is one used in the past and pleased with. Take a piece of 3/8th's rope and string it tight between trees, posts etc, to make a "tent" ridgeline. Then center the tarp on the ridgeline rope and tie it tight from the grommets to the same trees, etc. Tie off the bottom of the tarp to the boat trailer and you're done.

They'll last several years, two-ply. We set it up with the brown side showing, blends well with the trees, fence, etc.

Sizes available online at Northern Tool.

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:42 pm 
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I published a new website today for our custom canvas.

www.floridacustomcanvas.com

Looks like I have to do something about the broken photo bucket links.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:19 pm 
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Looks good sir,nice work :1992_beer_cheer:

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