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Quick Release Bimini Hinges
Fender Han ers
the fi tted blank from the boat, add any
sewing marks for tie-downs and other
options. Once again, this allows you to
tailor the cover close to the boat and saves
time. Once the cover comes off the boat,
there is very little extra cutting for your
fabric shop to do before the cover moves
to the sewing table (Inset Photo 4).
Correct reinforcing is the third
piece of the puzzle. If the travel cover
isn't reinforced correctly, it cannot
withstand the rigors of road travel
(Photo 6). Reinforcing provides extra
strength where the cover is more likely
to wear, around protrusions on the boat,
or on areas that will take extra tension.
The areas we pay special attention to
reinforcing include the trolling motor,
bow, windshield and the back 18 inches
of the boat (Photos 7-8). Depending on
the exact style of the boat, other areas
may need to be reinforced as well.
Travel covers make up a signifi cant
portion of any fabricator's business,
and quality travel covers increase your
customers' confi dence in your abilities,
making them more likely to recommend
you to family and friends. By considering
the three factors of fabric choice, tailoring
and reinforcing, you will be able to
create higher-quality travel covers.
Duane Smith Jr. has owned and operated
Canvasworks Inc. for 43 years. He was
professionally trained as a U.S. Navy PR. As soon
as his son, Duane Smith III, was old enough to
learn, he began fabricating boat covers and
other marine products. Together they fabricate
boat covers using traditional hand-fi tting
techniques and digital technology to produce
award-winning boat covers. They have been
the recipients of numerous MFA Fabrication
Excellence Awards, including a 2021 Award of
Excellence and an Outstanding Achievement
Award in the Travel/Full Covers category.
uick Release Bimini Hinges
& Fender Hangers
Easily install or remove bimini top or fenders without the need for pins and screws
The hinge snaps into base and stays attached to bimini or fender when separated
Made of marine grade 316 stainless steel
Custom designed hardware available
o e bimini top orf
base a
s without the
and stays attached to bimini o
Phone: 727.572.9202 Fax: 727.57
Email: info@acconmarine.com
Web: www.acconmarine.com
722.7667 2211
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