Sea Ray

Sea Ray Cockpit Cover By Chicago Marine CanvasFor this Sea Ray, we did a custom cockpit cover with custom boots for their framing.

Here at Chicago Marine Canvas, we only do custom work. That means no two covers are a like. We begin every job by physically going out to your boat to take measurements with our 3D measuring device. Our measuring device is one of the many tools that we have here in our shop that is cost-effective and labor saving. After we gather all the right numbers, we head back to our shop to begin the design process.

We do all of our design work on the computer using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Software. This helps save us time and you money. Here we can quickly design your cover, and see it in 3D before we even sew it all together. Once we make sure that all of your needs are met and that the design is top notch, we send it over to our plotter. Our plotter is another one of our fun tools that we use to save us time and you money. It can quickly draw out the pattern for your new cover in a matter of minutes, without any errors. After it’s all drawn out, our seamstress cuts out all the pieces and begins to sew it all together.

For this cover we used Sunbrella fabric in Heather Beige! Sunbrella fabric is one of our favorite canvas’ to use here in our shop! It comes with a 10 year warranty and is fade resistant! To sew everything together we used GORE Tenara thread. GORE tenara is a great thread to use for outdoor applications because it is UV resistant, weather resistant, and chemical resistant. It comes with a lifetime guarantee, which means no more restitching once your cover has been out in the sun for a few years!

Seat Covers

bench-seat-uncoveredCheck out these custom slip covers we designed for these boat seats!

We created these waterproof covers out of Stamoid fabric, which is a rubbery material that is great for keeping things dry!bench-seat-covered

Window Replacements

window-replacement-double-polishedCanvas still looking great but your windows are cracking or are starting to become discolored? An easy cost effective way to fix that issue is window replacements.
Our process is a little different then other boat shops. Over time your canvas can become stretched out or even shrink after its been on your boat for a while. To help ensure that your windows will fit we start off by taking your old windows and removing the old glass from them. Then we head out to your boat, zip the windows back onto the bimini and snap them down to the boat. We then take our 3D measuring glass-with-meshdevice and take real measurements of the windows, so we have a guide as to where the new windows need to be sewn, so they look great and fit just right when we are all done!
We can also help you pick out your new window material. Maybe you want Strataglass or Eisenglass.

Grill Slip Cover

Grill Slip Cover by Chicago Marine CanvasWe created a custom grill slip cover for an outdoor grill/eating area.

We start off all of our projects by physically going out to your home. Once we arrive we get out our 3D measuring device. With this tool, we can quickly take measurements of your outdoor area, saving us time and you money at the end of the day. After we get all the measurements we need, we head back to our shop and start the design process.

We do all of our design work on the computer using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Software. It makes things quicker for us and allows us to see the design in 3D before we draw out all the pieces. After we make sure our design is perfect and all of your needs are met, we send everything over to our plotter. This draws out our design perfectly and quickly. Once it’s all drawn out, our seamstress cuts out all the pieces, and begins to sew it all together.

Grill Slip Cover by Chicago Marine Canvas

For this grill slip cover we used Aqualon fabric. Aqualon is vinyl-coated polyester with a water repellant on it. It is mold and mildew resistant. It wont crack or harden. Its great for outdoor covers because of its resistance to weathering!

We used Lenzip zippers on this cover. Lenzip zippers have a lifetime guarantee! The zippers allow easy access to parts of the grill and allow the cover to be easily removed and put on the whole area!

42′ Silverton Express Cruiser – Cockpit Cover

This 42′ Silverton Express Cruiser was in desperate need of an updated cockpit cover.

Silverton Express Cruiser Cockpit Cover by Chicago Marine Canvas

Here at Chicago Marine Canvas, we only do custom work, that means, no two covers area alike! The first step to our process is to physically go out to your boat and take measurements using our 3D measuring device. This is one of our many cost-effective, labors-saving tools. After we quickly gather our measurements we head back to our shop to begin our design process. We do all of our design work on the computer using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. With this tool, we can see a 3D version of your new cover before we even draw it out! This way we can make sure that everything is perfect and all of your needs are met.

For this cockpit cover we used Erin Green Sunbrella Plus fabric, which has a polyurethane backing on the inside of the cover, it helps really ensure water resistance for this boat cover! We also used GORE Tenara thread in clear, which has a lifetime guarantee to outlast your canvas! This thread is great for boat covers because it is UV resistant and wont wear out over time! This cover also had two Boat Vent II pole holders helping to prevent water from pooling on the cover, and to help create airflow through the boat while the cover is up. This can help prevent mold and mildew from building up inside the boat cover when its up! We used DOT Snaps to attach the cover to the boat to finish it off!

Navigation Console Cover

img_20160802_085850949_hdrNeed a custom cover for your navigation console? Were the people to come to. Using our 3D measuring device, we can assure to fit all your boats needs.

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We created this custom cover out of Black Sunbrella fabric. Using DOT snaps, it snaps right onto the console itself making sure the wind wont take it away, and your navigation area will stay dry!

Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl

About
Made in the U.S.A. Infinity Fabrics is the green way to accommodate your boating needs. Made with 100% recyclable materials, this flooring is U.V. resistant and has antimicrobial technology which prevents bacterial growth.  This flooring is pet friendly, and is unaffected by sea gull and spider deification! It also is unaffected by gasoline, motor oil, and grease.
infinity-carpeting-aft-deckBacking
Most flooring or carpeting use urethane backing. If you have this kind of flooring you will notice that once your flooring gets wet, it stays wet for a long period of time which will encourage mold and mildew growth among the fibers. Urethane backing on flooring also discolors, cracks and is shreds leaving a mess all over your boat. Infinity Fabrics uses vinyl backing. Since the front of the flooring is also vinyl this means that both the front side and back side of Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl is recyclable. The vinyl is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, so mold and mildew cannot grow here! Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl dries quickly and can never get soaked by any liquid. According to Infinity fabrics, if their flooring is submerged in water, it will actually float, not sink like typical carpeting.
2Care & Cleaning
The best way to keep Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl looking spiffy is by hosing it down on a weekly basis with clean water. This helps prevent dirt build up from becoming stuck in between the complex weave structures that make your flooring look great!
General/Light Cleaning
-Brush off loose dirt on you flooring with a broom.
-Hose down with clean water
-Mix a solution of clean water and mild soap (such as dishwashing liquid or a house hold cleaner), apply a small amount to Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl 14and use a small bristle brush to clean. After that, rinse thoroughly until all the soap residue is gone! Allow it to air dry.
Heavy Cleaning
-Mix a solution of 1 cup bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap per gallon of clean water. Apply small amount of the bleach/soap mixture. Blot the stain with a sponge or clean towel. Rinse thoroughly until all the soap residue is gone! Allow it to air dry!
19Things To Remember
-Protect the area around your Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl if using the bleach/soap mixture. Other fabrics that are not made by Infinity Fabrics maybe have an adverse reaction.
-If you want to get your flooring professionally cleaned, make sure you ask if they have any experience with Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl.
-Always rinse Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl thoroughly to completely remove any soap or bleach you may have put onto the flooring.
-Be aware of the environment, bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment around you.
-Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl should only be air dried!
Storage
All Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl could stay on your boat all winter long. It can stay on the flooring flat, how it is installed. It also can be rolled up, with the patterned side facing out, cushion side in!
infinity-lwv-table-settingExtra Flooring
Ask about your extra flooring scraps! It can be made into floor mats, door mats, place matts, swim platform matts, even a matt for your dock!
Warranty
Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl has a ten year limited warranty!!!

 

Interested in getting rid of your moldy carpeting forever?! Check out Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyls different weave patterns and then give us a call!34

 

Check out their other products such as their supreme bimini canvas fabric, their superior upholstery vinyl, or check out their other uses for their luxury woven vinyl flooring.8

 

 

For more information visit their website or read their product guide.

 

 

50′ Sea Ray

50' Sea Ray Sundancer By Chicago Marine CanvasThis 50′ Sea Ray Sundancer was in need of a new full enclosure.

Here at Chicago Marine Canvas, we only do custom covers. That means, no two covers are alike. The first step of our process is to physically go out to your boat and take measurements with our 3D measuring device. This is one of the many tools that we use here in our shop that separates us from other canvas shops. With this tool we can quickly take measurements of your boat,  which will save you time and money at the end of the day! After we gather all of the measurements needed, we head back to our shop and start our design process. We do all of our design work on the computer using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. This helps us visually by seeing the design before we draw it all out, so we can make sure everything looks perfect before we start to sew it all together. Once we finish that up, we head over to our plotter, which is another one of our labor-saving, cost effective tools, and we begin to draw out your new canvas. After everything is all drawn out, our seamstress cuts out all the pieces and begins sewing it all together.

50' Sea Ray Sundancer By Chicago Marine Canvas

For this full enclosure, we used White Stamoid fabric. For the windows we used Strataglass. To sew it all together we used GORE Tenara thread. GORE tenara thread comes with a lifetime limited warranty. It is UV resistant, weather resistant and salt water resistant. That means no more restitching, ever when your canvas has GORE tenara thread on it! Our zipper of choice is  Lenzip zippers, which also has a lifetime guarantee.

This enclosure has 5 forward windows, and 9 aft windows, along with a 2 piece bimini. We also created 2 roll up windows on both the port and star side for air-flow when the enclosure is up.

Custom Grill Cover

Outdoor Kitchen Area Cover By Chicago Marine Canvas

Here in Chicago, a lot of people have an outdoor kitchen area. Most of these areas are custom built meaning they need a custom cover, from someone like us!

All of the work we do here at Chicago Marine Canvas is custom made. So we start off all of our projects by first listening to our customers needs, and making sure we can cover all of them before we start a job. Customers often want two different types of covers from us. A summer one, for easy access and then a winter one that covers the whole area.

Outdoor Kitchen Area Cover By Chicago Marine CanvasThe first step to our process is to go out to your house and gather measurements from your outdoor kitchen area. We do this with our 3D measuring device. It is one of the many labor-saving, cost effective tools we use here at our shop. After we get all the measurements, we head back to our shop where our designer gets to work. We do all of our design work using CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) Software. This program allows us to see the design in 3D prior to us making up your custom cover. This way we can make sure all of your wants and needs are met! Once we finish up the design we send everything over to our plotter and let everything get drawn out quickly and perfectly. Then we hand everything over to our seamstress who cuts everything out and starts sewing everything together.

For these covers we used Sunbrella fabric in Black. Sunbrella is fade resistant and comes with a 10 year warranty. We used GORE Tenara Thread in black. GORE Tenara Thread has a lifetime guarantee.  It resists UV sunlight, chemicals, saltwater, extreme weather, and acid rain. It is a great thread to use on covers that will be outdoors!

 

 

Blarney Island Shuttle Boat - 2017 Marine Fabricator's Association Award of Excellence: Powerboat – Rigid Enclosures

Blarney Island Pontoon – Full Enclosure

img_20160629_085222226Blarney Island contacted us with a big job that got us super excited! They told us they had a pontoon boat that held 40 passengers and it was in need of a new full enclosure.

img_20160629_085409585_hdrWe used Stamoid Heavy in Royal Blue. We used GORE Tenara thread, and Lenzip zippers, both of these things are guaranteed for life to last!

The three forward windows for this enclosure is made out of Makrolon to add a little more stability to the structure of this cover. Makrolon is aimg_20160629_085331391 harder type of glass that has a little bit of flexibility, but not where near as much as Strataglass or Eisenglass. For the other 12 windows, we used Strataglass.

Every panel on this boat is connected to the awning track by kedar being attached to zippers we sewed to each img_20160629_085531384window. This allowed the boat to have a very clean look inside, and out!