Faq

Sun Tops

What is meant by SUPPORT POLE attachment?

Use of a support pole posteriorly to stretcher straps is meant to create a rest position for folding the sunshade, which will reduce bridge space occupancy.

How do I clean my sunshade canvas?

Sunshade canvas needs to be washed with water and ordinary detergents or Marseille soap. Do not use aggressive or undiluted products. Dry cleaning will irretrievably spoil both the textile fibre and the waterproofing vinyl.

Is any maintenance required?

A sunshade can be left installed on the boat for extended periods. Prior to folding it back and placing it into its sleeve, make sure that canvas parts are dry. Stainless steel frames will regain shininess by wiping them with lime paste. Joints and screws do not need to be lubricated and are protected by nylon seals.

What accessories do I need to mount my suntop?

All of our suntop come with attachments and accessories for correct mounting. Various optional attachment kits are available from our website.

Do you manufacture any custom-made suntops?

Yes. Just state the exact sizes in your order and Tessilmare will manufacture your custom suntop with frames of up to 30 mm.

Where do I install my sunshade?

The sunshade canvas must be stretched forcefully to a position parallel to the boat bridge. If canvas flutters at high speeds, then we suggest tilting it a few centimetres sternward by pulling its stretcher straps.

How can I choose the sunshade that best suits my boat?

This depends on the price you are willing to spend, on your boat size and available space – when space occupancy has to be minimised – as well as on your intended use (occasional and quick for a small fishing boat or virtually fixed for a flying bridge).

Boat Covers

Can I have my boat cover in another colour?
Yes, standard colour is white; on request, you can have it in blue. For custom orders, grey, beige and black are also available
How do I clean my boat cover?
A boat cover needs to be washed with water and ordinary detergents or Marseille soap. Do not use aggressive or undiluted products. Dry cleaning will irretrievably spoil both the textile fibre and the waterproofing vinyl.
What type of fabric is used for boat covers?
Nautical fabric in 100% polyester coated with vinyl chloride to ensure size stability, UV resistance and total waterproofing. The outer plastic layer makes cleaning easier.
How do I choose the best cover type for my boat?
Check the list below, and if you do not find the right answer, contact our Customer Support for assistance. Our technical staffs are constantly provided with daily updates on new models.

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Marine Fabrics

What is the useful life of a Tessilmare fabric?
Lighter items have an average 2 to 4 year life depending on use. Life of heavier items ranges from 3 to 7 years.
Can Tessilmare fabrics be welded?
Yes, all Tessilmare fabrics can be welded by various types of technologies.
How can seams be waterproofed?
Our production site has high-frequency welders that fully seal and waterproof seams.
How can I stitch Tessilmare fabrics?
All single-coated fabrics can be stitched by an ordinary machine with a single wheel carrier, with stitching to be made on the unplasticised part of fabric for better slip. For double-coated fabrics a machine with a double wheel carrier is recommended.
What are the available quantities and heights?
Tessilmare has manufactured technical fabrics for exteriors since 1947, our production departments are flexible and adapt easily to customers’ requests. Standard heights are 170 useful centimetres, whereas pack sizes range from 10 to 50 line metres.
What are the key features of nautical fabrics?
Nautical fabrics must be extremely light, not cumbersome and highly resilient. They must be strain resistant, i.e. neither stretch nor shrink too much. They must be treated for UV resistance, low/high temperature resistance, mouldproofing and solvent inertia.