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Monday, September 24, 2018

Century Boats, a classic American boat company established in 1926 and based in Zephyrhills, Fla., today announced that it became the first boat manufacturer to incorporate Sileather™ Marine silicone leather fabric into its full production line for all upholstered pieces across all boat models. As a 100-percent silicone

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Company Expansions, New Boat Models

Friday, June 29, 2018

Most boaters agree that shade and sun protection is important, yet many boats still don’t have enough shade coverage. Adding more shade is not only a great investment in your boat, but it can make a big difference in your overall comfort and boating experience. There are a few options for added shade on your boat. You can buy a

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Monday, May 28, 2018

If you’re seeking shelter on the water, or even just looking to make your boat look and feel new(er) again, a well-designed enclosure will make a difference. A canvas addition consists of many complementary parts: fabric or vinyl (both of which have improved in performance and aesthetics), window technology (also referred to as

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cleaning boat canvas and boat windows — sounds simple. Yet, as with everything, there is a back-story. Rest assured I will give you quick answers for cleaning products and methods later in this article, but, for those who like back stories, read on, as I also explain what products not to use when cleaning your boat canvas and

by: Russ Griffin, Co-Owner of Northcoast Marine Specialties LLC

tags: Boating 101, Canvas & Upholstery

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

No, it’s not a new form of algae or a strange bug. PFOA is the acronym for Perflurooctanoic Acid, C8HF15O2, which is a chemical used in the production of PTFE for waterproofing canvas and other outdoor fabrics. As the PTFE material breaks down, it releases PFOA into the atmosphere. PFOA has recently been found in the

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Cleaners

Friday, March 16, 2018

The anticipation for the upcoming boating season is growing, and it won’t be long before chilly days on the lake become warm, sunny ones. As the season gets underway it can be tempting to try to soak up as much sun as possible, but Great Lakes boaters need to be careful about the dangers of too much sun – even in early

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Decorative, Safety

Thursday, February 15, 2018

What began as a one-man mobile operation in 1979 has grown to a 35,000 sq. ft. facility with several divisions and one hundred employees. Owner John Bowen began in a men’s clothing store constructing leather products along with the clothing in the tailoring department. His knowledge led him to launch Dockside Canvas and he

tags: Canvas & Upholstery, Flooring, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, April 13, 2017

It’s that time of the year again when dreams of the summer breeze and long lake days are filling heads with great memories from the past and providing a yearning for making new memories! There is something unique about that experience of being on the water with family and friends. The days can’t last long enough. There is

tags: Boat Covers, Canvas & Upholstery, Flooring