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April 16, 2013

Mooring Cover Fabric Sur Last® BW+ Compared to Imports

Commercial Sewing Inc. co-developed Sur Last® fabric with Glen Raven, Inc. in 1997 to address the rigors of the outdoor coverenvironment. It is used on our personal watercraft, snowmobile, ATV and motorcycle covers and our latest construction SurLast® BW+ was specifically designed to have exceptional performance for the mooring cover application. In addition the Series

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Commercial Sewing Inc. co-developed Sur Last® fabric with Glen Raven, Inc. in 1997 to address the rigors of the outdoor coverenvironment. It is used on our personal watercraft, snowmobile, ATV and motorcycle covers and our latest construction SurLast® BW+ was specifically designed to have exceptional performance for the mooring cover application. In addition the Series 70 version was constructed for bimini top and cockpit & bow cover applications.

All styles are completely “Made in The USA”.

They are “solution dyed” fi lament polyester with different weave constructions and fi nishing. “Solution dyed” means the color is addedwhen the fi laments are extruded so the color is throughout the fi lament and along with UV additives maximizes resistance to color fading.

The filament extrusion manufacturing process is a 24/7 activity thereby requiring very high volume which consequently narrows the sources who can produce this fabric.

Import versions of solution dyed fi lament polyester use a single Korean fi ber extrusion source consequently all off-shore suppliers of finished fabric weave their versions using these Korean fi laments. Additionally, the off-shore fi nishing technology is inferior to our US sources so the overall quality & value of any of these fabrics are signifi cantly inferior.

The most important characteristics of a cover fabric are its tear strength, water resistance & durability and colorretention. The advanced Fiber & Finishing technologies of United States produce the following important differences.

SurLast BW+ Advantages Over all Imports

  • 2-1/• 2 times higher tear strength
  • 65% higher and 5-6 times more durable hydrostatic water resistance
  • Twice the color fade resistance

Our bench mark for the viability of any fabric is its ability to withstand a 600 hour Xenon-arc weathering test and where Sur Last BW+ continues to perform exceptionally after 600 hours all Imports have lost all the important features needed for an outdoor cover.

Summary

The fabric is very critical to the versatile performance & durability of our Outer Armor Mooring Cover. Key to providing the highest value covers in the market is selecting or creating superior components that work together to create the best overall performance and durability.

Our commitment is to provide products with unsurpassed value so our customers’ expectations are more than fulfilled.

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