This app features exterior categories and upholstery categories. Marine canvas and upholstery is a custom-oriented business, so each product category features a base set of times that changes according to the various sizes of a specific project. The app also indicates re-cover estimates on boat tops by classifying frames and tops into separate categories. For a complete frame and top, simply add the times for both categories. For a re-cover job, use the times for the top only.

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After selecting the options you want to be calculated, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Calculate Total Hours” button.

This app is based off the PDF for the same purpose. If you want to use that instead, you can download it here: MFA Time Standards PDF

1-INCH STAINLESS FRAME

OPTIONS

Frame Structure

NOTE: These times include design, bending, assembly and installation of the frame onto the boat. They do not include any of the options listed, nor do they include any actual fit of the top.

OPTIONS

ZIPPER POCKETS

OPTIONS

Attached Bimini

Attached Bimini Enclosure

NOTE: an attached bimini is any top supported by framework and attached to either the boat, a radar arch or another top at one end. A convertible top is any top supported by framework that attaches to a windshield on the front edge. Times and materials listed are for a base product with no zipper pockets, enclosure zippers, or any options. This does not include convertible tops. These times are for the canvas top only; they do not include manufacturing the frame or installing the frame on the boat.

ZIPPER POCKETS

OPTIONS

Bimini Top

Bimini Top Enclosure

NOTE: A bimini top is any top supported by framework at both ends. The times and materials listed here are for a base product with no zipper pockets, enclosure zippers or any other option listed. These times are for manufacture of the canvas top only; they do not include manufacturing the frame or installing the frame on the boat.

TRADITIONAL DODGER

CALIFORNIA DODGER

OPTIONS

WINDOW COVERS

NOTE: These figures are for the cover of a dodger only. They do not include the frame structure times of any of the options listed. The roll-up front center window is standard on all dodgers.

Traditional Dodger

California Dodger

LACE-ON TOP

BANDED TOP (fastened via trim, not lacing)

OPTIONS

CUTOUT

REINFORCING PATCH

Banded Style T-Top

Lace-On T-Top

NOTE: These products consist of laced and banded tops on large welded structures of boats. Figures include the top only and not the supporting structure, and are for a basic top without cutouts or any other options.

AFT COVER

PALM BEACH COVER (Without Wings)

ATTACHED WINGS - PER PAIR

OPTIONS

REINFORCING PATCH

CUTOUT

Aft Cover/Sloping Back Cover

Palm Beach Cover

NOTE: An aft cover typically attaches to the aft edge of a top and angles down to close in the aft of the boat. It can be attached with zippers, hardware or track. The basic times do not include any of the options listed.

SINGLE STANDARD PANEL (3'-4' WIDE)

WIDE PANEL (5'-7' WIDE)

SIDE CURTAINS STANDARD (27"-54")

SIDE CURTAINS LARGE (48"-84")

OPTIONS

U-ZIPPER

LONG PANEL

CUTOUT

PRIVACY COVER

VENTURI

CURVED VENTURI

RIGID ENCLOSURE

Bimini Enclosure

Enclosure

NOTE: A connector is any fabric product typically fastened at both ends via zippers or hardware that connect between two top products or between a top product and the boat. Length is limited to one width of fabric. A connector can be between a bimini and an arch or windshield, or between a dodger and a bimini.

Connectors

OPTIONS

REINFORCING PATCH

CUTOUT

CUTOUT - CONTINUED

NOTE: Mooring and travel covers cover the entire boat all the way to the rub rail. A mooring cover, however, usually is fastened with fasteners, while a travel cover attaches via a drawstring and tie-downs. The basic times do not include any of the options listed.

Mooring Cover

Travel Cover

Winter Cover

OPTIONS

CUTOUT

OPTIONS - CONTINUED

REINFORCING PATCH

VENTURI STYLE

OVER-THE-WINDSHIELD COVER

OPTIONS

CUTOUT

REINFORCING PATCH

BOW COVERS

Cockpit Cover and Bow Cover

Accessory Cockpit Cover with Graphics

OPTIONS

CUTOUT

Windshield Cover

OPTIONS

CUTOUT

OPTIONS - CONTINUED

LINED

Full Console Cover

NOTE: The standard console cover times shown below do not include any of the options listed. The sizes have been standardized to simplify the product category.

CHAIR COVER / SEAT COVER

WEATHER CURTAINS / LEE CLOTH

HATCH COVER

OPTIONS

BASIC INSTRUMENT COVER

COMPANIONWAY COVER

JIG BAG

MOTOR COVER

OPTIONS

FENDER COVER

OPTIONS

WINCH COVER

MAST BOOT

PEDESTAL COVER

Seat Cover

OPTIONS

OPTIONS - CONTINUED

REINFORCING PATCH

NOTE: Installation of track on boat with one person. Times are based on 8' section. The times consider set-up time on boat.

PLAIN BOXED (In Feet)

KNEE RISE (In Feet)

SEGMENTED TOP (In Feet)

ROLLED FRONT (In Feet)

OPTIONS

V-BERTH CUSHIONS (In Feet)

COCKPIT COAMING PADS AND BOLSTERS (In Feet)

UPHOLSTERED PANELS (In Square Feet)

BACK-TO-BACK SEAT

CORNER LOUNGE

BUCKET-STYLE SEAT

LOUNGE BENCH SEAT

UPHOLSTERED HELM CHAIR

NOTE: Installation of track on boat with one person. Times are based on 8' section. The times consider set-up time on boat.

Box Cushion

Waterfall, Bullnose Cushion

HEADLINER

NOTE: Add extra time for unusual or difficult preparations and trim.

HULL LINER

NOTE: Add extra time for unusual or difficult preparations and trim.

CARPET RUNNERS

NOTE: Add extra time for steps and hatches.

FURNITURE SLIPCOVERS

FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERY

CORNICES

NOTE: Add extra time for pattern-matching and difficult shapes. Add extra time for pleated and shirred faces.

DRAPERIES

NOTE: Add extra time for curved panels, cutouts and accent trims.

BEDDING ACCESSORIES

NOTE: Add extra time for difficult shapes, cutouts and inside corners. Deduct .75 hours from spread times if panels are already matched and sewn. Add extra time for fancy or detailed trimmings.

Window Protection for Dodger

Visor for Bimini

Engine Cover

Sunfly

NOTE: An accessory is a special item requested by the boat owner to dress up the boat. Sometimes referred to as "Boat Bling", these add-ons can be either a simple small-ticket item, or a complex piece requiring additional time and skill. Time includes cutting and sewing only.

STRETCHER, TACK STRIP, LISTING, PULL: Strip material sewn into a seam on top of cushion, then sewn or stapled to the bottom of cushion to create and keep a shape in the cushion.

WELT, PIPING: Cord wrapped with a strip of material and sewn into a seam for strength or decorative purposes.

KNEE RISE CUSHION: Seat cushion that has a section typically 6" - 7" deep and 1" higher than the rest of the cushion located along the front edge.

ACCORD CLOTH, DUST CLOTH: Lightweight material used to make patterns on foam for cushions or seats.

ROLL AND PLEAT, TUCK AND ROLL: Technique for sewing strips of vinyl together and to 1/2" foam at the same time to create a quilted stripe pattern. Similar to heat sealed roll and pleat.

TOP SEW: Seam allowance is turned to one side of the seam, then stitched to the cushion panel or boxing. Stitching is typically 1/8" or 1/4" from seam.

DOUBLE TOP, BUTTERFLY SEAM: Seam allowance is split. Each seam allowance is top sewn to each side of the seam. Typically 1/8" to 1/4" from seam.

FRENCH SEAM: Sew the seam wrong sides together, trim the seam allowance, then sew the same seam right sides together. (Used in fitted sheets.)

BOX CUSHION: The cushion is identified by a panel all around the cushion.

WATERFALL, BULLNOSE FRONT: A waterfall front or bullnose has a rolled front, or has fabric rolled over the edge with no seam.