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Old 05-01-2012, 01:35 PM   #41
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Try SeaMArk which is a vinyl coated acrylic(like Sunbrella) for the top of your enclosure and use the same color of conventional Sunbrella for your sides. What did he say about glass?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:56 PM   #42
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Wasn't this supposed to be about flybridge covers?
That's what it says at the top.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by markpierce
Wasn't this supposed to be about flybridge covers?
That's what it says at the top.
SILENCE!! The Prince of Hyperbole and Tangential Thought had spoken! Be thankful for the morsels tossed to you from the Imperial Throne.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:34 PM   #44
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You mean a bit like this Marin...? Our boat's canvas was that lighter blue, and I do like the darker better when it all finally died and we had a chance to re-new.
That's a lot nicer color than what we have, Peter. I'd take that over the Pacific Blue anytime. A lot of the newer GBs in our marina have an even darker blue, almost black, that we like a lot. And actually black looks good, too, although it certainly highlights bird poo.

Probably our favorite is the deep green that a few GBs in our area have. It looks great with the white boat and teak trim. Most of these boats have green bootstripes, too, over blue bottom paint which looks real nice with the green canvas.

Our boat's bottom and bootstripe are what the factory used on our generation of GBs--- black bottom paint and a red bootstripe. Like the Navy used/uses on its launches and other small boats. Don't know how the Fire Red (that's the name of the color) would look with the green.

Anyway we'll live with the Pacific Blue until we have to replace it. If we end up turning the boat over to a yard with "make it new and call us when its ready" instructions we'll certainly change out all the canvas along with the engines and everything else. But that's a decision yet to be made.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #45
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Seamark and Sunbrella Supreme are both Sunbrella with vinyl - like coatings on the inside. I was having a conversation with a top canvas shop here in NC, and she said she won't use either in our climate. That the vinyl side shrinks and cracks and breaks through the Sunbrella side. When I told her our bimini is Seamark, she said to make sure it gets good ventilation because it will mildew easily and to make sure to coat it with 303 protectant.

On a side note, the Tanera thread will last longer than your bimini.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #46
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I think this is where most fabrics used on a boat fall short of what they should...bad thread/stitching....the other weak point is the clear vinyl windows...unless you get the good stuff and treat it better than your kids...
I concur. Great fabric and thread used which is not UV resistant will fall apart. Glass needs to stay clean, once it cracks you are done.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #47
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i am confused...

is the OP considering to have a cover made or a bimini enclosure complete with IS etc?
by cover, i mean a protective cover meant to be removed before cruising...
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My Admiral is looking at doing canvas work herself. In her research she has found out that Sunbrella can actually have a diluted solution of bleach applied to it without causing the colors to fade. the process is used to treat mold. But I found that to be very interesting. The Mfg indicates that this is something that should only be done by professionals.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:26 PM   #49
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i am confused...

is the OP considering to have a cover made or a bimini enclosure complete with IS etc?
by cover, i mean a protective cover meant to be removed before cruising...

Bimini enclosure with IS
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My Admiral is looking at doing canvas work herself. In her research she has found out that Sunbrella can actually have a diluted solution of bleach applied to it without causing the colors to fade. the process is used to treat mold. But I found that to be very interesting. The Mfg indicates that this is something that should only be done by professionals.
We just got Starbrite Mildew remover for our seamark and it worked like a champ. We took the bimini down to clean it. By the time I sprayed a seam from one end to the other, it was CLEAN...and not just a little...like NEW clean. Hosed it off, put it back up. It took us longer to get it on and off than to clean it. Easy Breezy.
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We just got Starbrite Mildew remover for our seamark and it worked like a champ. We took the bimini down to clean it. By the time I sprayed a seam from one end to the other, it was CLEAN...and not just a little...like NEW clean. Hosed it off, put it back up. It took us longer to get it on and off than to clean it. Easy Breezy.
From what we are learning the Sunbrella material is setting the standard for the industry. Sounds like a boost but that is what we understand. Seems like when we were getting quotes from shops either they were using Sunbrella or they were saying that they were offering material that was equivalent to it. That made up our minds that what ever we do, the cost will be expensive so might as well use materials that are designed to last.
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