Mikes Marine Custom Canvas

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer/Manufacturer: Trivantage LLC
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Fabric 2

Polycarb UV
Producer/Manufacturer: Keyston Bros.
Primary Use: Secondary Fabric

Fabric 3

Producer/Manufacturer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Primary Use: Additional Fabric

Fabric 4

YKK Zippers
Producer/Manufacturer: Trivantage LLC
Primary Use: Hardware/Findings

Design Name
Mike Johnson

Design Company
Mikes Marine Custom Canvas

Fabrication Name
Faith Thomas

Fabrication Company
Mikes Marine Custom Canvas

Installation Name
Dan Johnson

Installation Company
Mikes Marine Custom Canvas

Please describe the project specifications

The client wasn't happy with his old enclosure and wanted to clean up the look with a better formed fit and eliminate blind spots and leaks where the old enclosure had failed before.

What is unique or complex about the project?

For the forward part of the enclosure we eliminated 4 vertical zippers for a clear panoramic view from the captain's helm. All the panels attach to a 35 foot long flap with zippers and velcro around the top perimeter of the hard top. The forward center panel swings up to the hard top without having to mess with the bottom fasteners because we put a zipper above the snaps for the windshield. This allows quick easy access to the bow. The aft part of the enclosure was very challenging because of the tight radius of the track in the corner of the hard top. The previous enclosure caused constant leaking from the top. We had to completely redesign the flap because we couldn't slide in a radius through the straight parts of the track. We had to make a 5 piece flap that all overlap and shingle seamlessly to shed the water. For the enclosure, everything is oversized and doesn't fit on the stock material. The center aft panel had to be made out of 3 pieces of Strataglass. The rear entryway door is 14 feet long. The customer was very pleased with the end result.

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