Taylor Made Products, a leading supplier of boat fenders, covers and other aftermarket accessories for the boating industry, is now offering its boat covers and bimini tops with seams sewn with high-strength, durable TENARA thread under an authorized manufacturing agreement with W.L. Gore & Associates, maker of the famous GORE-TEX brand. The GORE TENARA Sewing Thread, which uses a patented expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePFTE) fiber technology, provides
unprecedented strength and resistance to salt water and sun exposure.
Taylor Made is offering GORE TENARA Sewing Thread-stitched seams in
its full line of Trailerite boat covers and Bimini BoaTops made with Taylor Made Hot Shot and Ultima fabrics.
“The average boat cover contains 50,000 stitches, and the strength of any fabric is only as
good as its weakest stitch,” said David Karpinski, vice president of Taylor Made Products.
“Seams are traditionally the number one failure point on boat fabrics, and if even one stitch fails, the integrity of the entire product is compromised. With TENARA, we are so confident in the strength and durability of the Gore thread that we are guaranteeing the seams for the lifetime of the fabric. If the seams fail before the fabric does, we’ll repair it for free.”
“TENARA is a long-lasting thread that enhances the life of the outdoor and marine fabrics in which it is used,” said Robert Mabon, Product Specialist of W.L. Gore & Associates. “Ordinary polyester or cotton thread breaks down over time due to exposure to UV sunlight, cleaning agents, salt water, extreme temperatures and weather conditions. GORE TENARA is not affected by any of these agents, and will outlast the life of the fabric into which it is sewn. It also has excellent color-fast qualities and will not fade or discolor even after long exposure to sunlight.”
Karpinski noted that Taylor Made also offers 24-hour drop shipping of custom or
semi-custom boat covers from its factory in Gloversville, N.Y., to anywhere in North America, another first from a national boat cover and bimini manufacturer. Customers can use the boat cover and bimini fit guide at Taylor Made’s website at www.taylormadeproducts.com to order from a dealer or retailer of their choice.