boattipsThe off-season is here, but there is still work to be done. Before your clients undock their boats for winter, be sure to review a few key boat storage tips with them:

Clean it up.

Waiting until Spring to give a boat a thorough cleaning can be like trying to remove grease from a pan after it sits for a few days – except much worse. Encourage your clients to spend time giving their boat a thorough cleaning and waxing before storing it. This will make it easier for them to hit the water come boating season. Plus, a thorough cleaning will give them time for a proper inspection where they can catch any issues, like cracks in fiberglass or tears in canvas boat covers, that can be repaired during the off-season.

Remind them to clean windscreens, biminis and mooring covers in addition to the hull of the boat. Be sure they have the proper cleaning products on hand and that they allow fabrics to dry completely before storing them in a protected space. Life jackets, fenders and other items should also be removed from the boat and stored in a safe place to limit wear and possible mold and mildew damage.

Cover it up.

Though an enclosed, climate-controlled space is best for storing a boat, many clients have to store their vessels outside or in cold, damp garages. For these boat owners, it is especially important to have a properly fitted, durable boat cover.

Check with your clients to see if they are in need of a winter storage cover, and encourage them to try limiting the boat’s exposure to wind and weather as much as possible. In addition, be sure they have the proper supports to place underneath covers to limit water and snow from pooling.

Proper cleaning and storage will help your client’s increase the longevity of their boats, and helping them with the process will keep you working during the off-season.

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With over 180 Soltis products, including Soltis 86 and 92, Trivantage can get you what you need, when you need it. Whether you require one roll, multiple rolls, or several yards, visit Trivantage.com to get the job done.

Soltis is the only solar screen produced with Précontraint technology, and provides many benefits on the job. It’s thinner and lighter in weight than comparable textiles, it does not stretch, and it eliminates the need to tape or seal edges, reducing flaws in the job.

Please contact your Trivantage representative with any questions.

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Last month, we showed you a sneak peek of Aqualon Edge®. Now, you can learn even more about the next-generation marine fabric and place an order.

Aqualon Edge marine fabric is powered by Perfecta Marine®. This revolutionary technology significantly reduces heat gain and keeps surfaces and interior temperatures cooler. The fabric is hybrid coated with the technology, providing optimal protection from ultraviolet (UV) sunrays that cause heat buildup. This makes Aqualon Edge ideal for boat covers and bimini tops.

In an independent test, Aqualon Edge outperformed other popular marine fabrics, including its predecessor Aqualon®. The tests showed that Aqualon Edge resists heat gain up to 30 percent more effectively than other brands.

Aqualon Edge is available in 20 fade- and stain-resistant colors exclusively through Trivantage®. It can be cleaned by using a soft bristle brush and a mix of water and mild detergent. Aqualon Edge comes with a seven-year limited warranty.

To place an order today, visit Trivantage.com.

The Softouch™ sample card is in stock and available for immediate shipment. Ask your sales representative and reference card No. 998909.

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A popular fabric from Serge Ferrari is now available with a new look — meet Serge Ferrari Précontraint® 502 Satin.

Précontraint 502 Satin is an evolution of the classic version that has been a staple in North America for awnings, canopies, shade sails and light structures for more than 25 years. Its name is derived from its desirable satin finish, and it has a PVDF topcoat on both sides to promote long-term dirt resistance.

Fabricators will love the product’s dimensional stability and light weight. Plus, it offers ultraviolet (UV) resistance and heat and weather protection. Précontraint 502 Satin is available in 40 colorways and features 13 new colors. A 10-year warranty is offered for static applications and a five-year warranty is available for non-static applications.

Visit Trivantage.com to learn more or place an order.

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