Sail Boats

At Mariner Canvas, we take pride in delivering the highest quality marine canvas project available. We use only top quality products and construction techniques. Our custom framing is fabricated using heavy-duty one-inch 16-gauge stainless steel tubing and quality 316 ss fittings. All eye-end fittings on the tubing are attached with ss rivets, providing additional security. Next, we use only top quality marine fabrics such as Sunbrella and Stamoid, which have a 5-10 year warranty. Our fabric construction techniques minimize shrinkage, have reinforced stitching, and provide three layers of fabric over all frame contact areas. All canvas edges are finished with marine binding and proper reinforcement. We use Gore Tenara thread exclusively because it has a guarantee against stitch failure for the life of the fabric. Other quality materials include YKK #10 UV zippers, quality marine fasteners, and marine vinyl or leather chafe protection. 

A popular configuration for sailboat canvas is the combination of dodger, dodger/bimini-top connector, and bimini-top. Depending on boom height and other boat design considerations, an extended bimini-top with front enclosure panels may be an option. This includes a longer bimini-top which extends over the companionway, and front curtains provide protection as a dodger substitute.

In building your project, the following considerations are important to your custom canvas project design:

• Strong design shaped to compliment the unique lines of your boat.
• Efficient access/operation of winches and other line handling.
• Convenient companionway access.
• Convenient access between cockpit, sidedecks and boarding gates.
• Design to accommodate additional canvas at a later time, if desired.
• Accommodations for efficient and space conserving storage.