Whether you are looking for an OEM bimini top, mooring cover or just some marine hardware Apex can help. Over the years Apex has been the supplier of choice for many boat manufacturers.
- Mooring/Trailerable Covers
- Traditional Bimini and Camper Tops
- Tower Bimini Tops
- Cockpit and Bow Covers
- Outboard Motor Covers
- Bimini and Camper Enclosures
- And More!
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Care & Maintenance
Canvas Care and Warning Instructions
Operating and/or transporting your Boat at high speeds with the top in the upright position may result in the dismounting or damage to frames and/or canvas. Never transport your boat with the cockpit and bow covers installed. Visor, Side Ctns. and Aft Ctns. are not designed for long term storage or to be used while the boat is under power. Hazardous fumes may collect underneath causing injury. For long term storage Apex recommends purchasing cockpit cover, bow cover or mooring cover.
Frames: Salt water and salt air have a highly corrosive effect on most metal products used on your frames and hardware. To maintain the appearance of your frames and hardware you should rinse them down periodically with fresh water and occasionally wax them with an appropriate after market product.
Fasteners: Most fasteners are nickel/chrome-plated brass or stainless steel. These fasteners along with zippers should be lubricated with a silicone spray on a regular basis, lubricating these fasteners will keep them free from salt and dirt along with keeping them in good working condition.
Vinyl glass: When the vinyl glass is made a plasticizer is added, the plasticizer softens the vinyl, eventually the plasticizer will leech out, this is caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun, salt water and cold temperatures. These conditions cause discoloring, stiff and brittle curtains. Slowing this process down can be done by simply cleaning the vinyl on a regular basis. Rinse vinyl curtains off with fresh water to remove any dirt or salt spray, allow to dry, polish with a commercial plastic polish, these products seal pores in the vinyl glass for a protective coating that makes future cleanings easier. Always insure that curtains made of clear vinyl are handled with extra care, they should be rolled not folded which will prevent cracking.
Fabric: Most fabrics are susceptible to mildew. Mildew results when a cover is folded when wet, or stored in a damp place. Never let water, snow or ice accumulate on tops or covers. Never let tree sap or leaves collect on your top or cover, this may cause dry rotting or ugly stains. Apex recommends that you clean your cover or top while it is installed on the boat, letting it dry completely so shrinkage does not occur. For your covers and tops always use fresh warm water, mild soap, and a soft brush. For additional care and cleaning information please visit the links below.
Located in Loudon, Tennessee, Apex Canvas specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of Bimini tops, boat covers and other canvas products for the marine industry. We are committed to providing the highest quality service and value based on vast years of experience in the marine industry. We translate that experience and expertise into each product that we produce.
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