Boat Canvas Bootcamp
Having quality canvas aboard your boat helps to protect your investment and make your time on the water as safe and enjoyable as possible. Professionally made marine canvas can be expensive, however, and many canvas shops have long waiting lists.
If you are interested in making or repairing your boat’s canvas, join us for a 1½ day class aimed at orienting you on the tools and techniques needed to produce and repair quality marine canvas for your boat.
• Tools and equipment needed for boat canvas
• Fabric, hardware, and other materials used in marine canvas products
• Sewing machine setup and use
• Basics of measuring and pattering your project
• Construction techniques
• Repair and maintenance of your canvas
The class is structured to be interactive with presentations followed by hands-on labs that cover key topics. Our time together culminates by using many of the techniques taught in class to make a small project to take home.
Important note: In order to ensure the best possible results, this class is strictly limited to 12 participants. Sign up early to ensure your seat! We have two offerings because on Sunday you’ll have 1/2 day with the instructor and access to sewing machine. We have 6 machines so half of the group will be in the morning and the other half in the afternoon. This class has the morning lab session from 9-12.
Mike is a life-long boater and 30-year veteran of the marine industry. His passion for sailing and powerboating has inspired him to learn as much about boats and marine systems as possible. Mike is a professionally trained Marine Surveyor and Marine Canvas Fabricator. He has seven ABYC Certifications, including Marine Electrical, Corrosion, Systems, Diesel Engines, AC/Refrigeration, and more. In previous roles, Mike has managed sailboat rigging shops and installed & serviced marine systems. He has also worked for many of the industry’s premier manufacturers and suppliers of heating systems, marine hardware, running gear components, and propellers. When not helping his clients, Mike and his wife Linda can be found cruising in Northwest waters on their 40-foot trawler or racing around the buoys on their 30-foot sailboat.
Mike loves sharing his knowledge and passion for boats and hopes to see you soon at one of our many training events.