NOTICE: Canvasbacks will be going on a sabbatical that will last at least 2 years. I'll be closing my shop in early April 2022. For all my great customers, it has been a pleasure serving your needs. Possibly our paths will cross again in a couple yrs. For those interested in my plans, my wife and I will be taking our boat on the Great Loop, starting in June of 2022.
Canvas and Enclosures
A new enclosure for your boat will not only make your time aboard more enjoyable, but it can extend your boating season. It also allows you to use your boat more comfortably in a wider variety of weather conditions.
Keep your boat looking its best. Our cushions and upholstery stand up to the marine environment because we use premium grade marine vinyls and fabrics, as well as the foam that best matches how you use your boat.
Cushions and Upholstery
Canvasbacks can service sails from smaller and some medium sized boats, depending on the work required. We no longer provide cleaning over the winter.
Having your sails in top notch condition gives you a sense of security on the water, especially during enexpected gusty conditions. We handle mainly simple repairs (patches for holes and tears, restitching, replacing slugs, new leech caps, etc.
Sails, Repairs and Accessories
Canvasbacks works primarily with canvas projects like new enclosures, repairs, canvas covers, upholstery and more.
We service the West Bay area, but occasionally travel to other parts of Rhode Island.
Open year round.
A proud member of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA)
Our products withstand the harsh marine environment because we use only premium marine grade materials. We work with the brands you know and trust, to give your boat's new addition the longest life possible.
For our boat enclosures, we use three basic types of window materials:
Vinyl (aka: "eisenglass"): we use Strataglass (40 ga), the best window vinyl on the market.
Flexible and rollable, Strataglass has a scratch-resistant and UV protective coating on both sides, so they
last longer than windows made from less expensive vinyls.
Polycarbonate: we use Plaskolite's 0.060" thick TUFFAK AR (formerly Covestro's Makrolon AR2). This version
has a hard coating on BOTH sides for scratch resistance and UV protection. Polycarbonate gives you
distortionless visibility, especially around curves.
Acrylic: we use Acrylite's impact modified acrylic sheets. Acrylic also offers distortionless visibility.
For the 'canvas' on any project, we use the material that will suit the job best, which is typically Sunbrella, Stamoid, Top Gun as well as other products.
FOR THE NEXT COUPLE YRS (starting now), I'LL BE SUSPENDING ANY INQUIRIES, AS I AM NOT SURE WHEN I WILL RESTART THIS BUSINESS. I'M ALSO NOT SURE HOW OFTEN I WILL LOOK AT MY EMAIL UNTIL 2024.
For any inquiries please call: 401-294-3939, send an email to email@example.com or fill out the form below (and please include the model, year and physical location of the boat.):
Tel: (401) 294-3939 <- this ph# will be cut off in early April 2022.
Mon - Fri: Closed early April 2022
Sat/Sun: Closed early April 2022
Get a quote: 401-294-3939
Industrial Sewing Machines
Canvasbacks will be closing its doors in early April 2022. I'll be taking a sabbatical for at least 2 years.
The phone (401 294-3939) will be turned off in early April 2022. But I will continue to have my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) although I am not sure how much I will look at it.
I appreciate all the great customers that I've had over the years. It's been a pleasure serving everyone.
For anyone interested in my plans, I'll be doing the Great Loop with my wife in our boat starting in June of 2022. You can follow us at RazorsEdgeAdventure.com.