Wednesday, December 07, 2011

TJ's Boat Tops Comes to the Rescue

As Grizzly in Bella Coola said, through mid-December is the worst time for storms off the Pacific with strong winds. The same is true here in Powell River. When Wayne came down the lake and checked on our boat in the harbour, here's what he found. Instead of a canvas top with side enclosures, all he could see were poles looking like tree limbs stripped of their leaves.

After securing the command bridge for several days with cover, he set out to find a place to repair the canvas enclosure. There are several in town, but Wayne chose TJ's. What a find. The workmanship was excellent, the turnaround time speedy, and the price very reasonable. A triple header!

Todd Stanhope of TJ's Boat Tops diagnosed the problem as old (1992) zipper seam stitching that couldn't hold up against the strong storm wind. Once the zippers gave, the wind had her way with the canvas and plastic sides. Fortunately nothing was really damaged. Todd's knowledge and experience helped us save our top.

If you have a boat in Powell River, or are boating along the Sunshine Coast and Desolation Sound, give Todd at TJ's Boat Tops a call.

Todd Stanhope
TJ's Boat Tops
4607 McLeod Road

Now all we need is some good weather for some happy holiday boating! - Margy

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