Nautilux Custom Canvas LLC

Project Details

Fabric 1

Supplier: Miami Corp

Design Name
Darren Arthur

Fabrication Name
Steven Sinatra

Project Manager Name
Darren Arthur

Installation Name
Darren Arthur, Steven Sinatra

Please describe the project specifications

This is a four sided, sever panel enclosure with opening capability on the windshield and the sides built from .40 ga soft vinyl.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The owner wanted a new enclosure that would fit properly. The original canvas had a lot of Velcro on it and allowed for a lot of spray to enter into the boat. Also the back panels were not able to be rolled due to the way they returned through the back corner.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The smaller walk around style boats often have pipework that is in the way. It seems that not a lot of thought is put into how an enclosure would work on the boat once the hard top is put on. It was nearing the end of the season and this was going to be a project built during the winter. Due the constant wind, we decided to measure this one with a laser, which was new to us. Connecting to the windshield, avoiding the pipework and having some pipework come through the enclosure presented and new challenge with the way we were measuring. It took us 45 min to measure with the laser (while it was blowing low 20’s) and then we used Cad to design. During the Cad design, scallops were put into the aft corners of the enclosure to reduce flapping. Also, a stretch factor was accounted for. The most challenging part was learning a new approach and interpreting what we had measured.

What were the results of the project?

The enclosure went on without a hitch. The cutouts for the pipe lined up, the shape in the aft vertical corners brought the enclosure in to the boat so that the window did not make contact the pipework and the windows were flat with great visibility. The owner was very happy with the result and proper fit of the enclosure.

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