Company: Nautilux Custom Canvas LLC
Location: Hazlet, NJ
The owner wanted a new enclosure that fit properly. The original canvas had a lot of Velcro on it and allowed a lot of spray to enter the boat. Also, the back panels were unable to be rolled because of the way they returned through the back corner. This four-sided, seven-panel enclosure with an opening windshield was built from 40-gauge soft vinyl. The project was built during the winter, with wind a constant factor; we measured with a laser, which was new to us. Connecting to the windshield, avoiding the pipework and having some pipework come through the enclosure presented a new challenge. It took us 45 minutes to measure, and we used CAD to design. Scallops were put into the aft corners of the enclosure to reduce flapping. 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 the window did not make contact with the pipework, and the windows were flat with great visibility.
Designer: Darren Arthur
Fabricator: Steven Sinatra
Project Manager: Darren Arthur
Installers: Darren Arthur, Steven Sinatra
Recacril by Recasens USA from The Miami Corp.