Mike's Marine Custom Canvas

Project Details

Fabric 1

Stamoid Open
Producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Supplier: Keyston Bros.

Design Name
Mike and Dan Johnson

Design Company
Mike's Marine Custom Canvas

Fabrication Name
Faith Thomas

Project Manager Name
Mike Johnson

Installation Name
Dan and Mike Johnson

Please describe the project specifications

Fabricate and install new rigid enclosure on fly bridge of the motor yacht. Provide ventilation on the front and each side. Use rigid clear window material with heavy duty vinyl borders. We selected Makralon UV polycarbonate glass, with Stamoid Open fabric. The curtains slide into Costa track taped and screwed to the ceiling, and zip to welt/ zippers at the bottom Costa Track.

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

Complete protection from the elements when underway, or docked, using best quality materials and installation methods.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The extra-large windows were a challenge to install. Concave Costa track had to be attached to a stainless steel railing at the top edge of the venture windshield, which required drilling and tapping 90 holes! The center forward curtain incorporates the curved connecting Zippers attaching it to the adjacent curtains doubling as a U-zipper to open and swing up for ventilation. A flap covers the zipper to make it watertight, as well as provide a flange for the hold-up snaps. The middle side curtains can unzip and swing up for ventilation also.

What were the results of the project?

The client reported taking the yacht on a trip and having complete protection when they encountered a storm on the Ocean! Very satisfied with the performance of the enclosure.

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