Marine Canvas for Cruisers by Mike Reese
April 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$45 – $149
Join us for an in-depth look at your boat’s marine canvas and the role it serves in protecting your vessel and helping to ensure a safe and enjoyable time on the water. Topics will include, repair and maintenance of canvas, types of canvas work typically needed on cruising boats, design and construction considerations on new projects, what to expect, and ask for, from your favorite canvas shop, and which projects you can tackle yourself versus having made professionally.
Interested in fabricating your own boat canvas? Sign up for the afternoon session when we’ll have a comprehensive discussion of the things you need to know before you dive into these rewarding, but sometimes ‘hair-pulling’ projects. From sewing machine selection and the “tools of the trade” to which materials to use and how to plan, pattern and sew your projects will be covered. The afternoon session concludes with time in the shop getting hands-on experience with the tools and equipment needed to successfully make boat canvas and an opportunity to construct a small project using the concepts and techniques discussed in class.
Mike Reese is a 25+ year veteran of the marine industry and the founder and managing partner of SeaBound Canvas, a full-service canvas company with shops in Anacortes and Seattle. Mike is passionate about the art and science of marine fabrication and loves to share how high-quality canvas structures and covers can help protect your boat and make your nautical adventures as safe and comfortable as possible. When not obsessing over new ways to perfect marine canvas, you can find Mike on the water pursuing his passion for boating. Mike loves both power and sailboats. When not out cruising on his 40’ trawler, you’ll likely find him racing his 30’ Etchells sailboat in Bellingham or searching for crab in his 17’ center console.