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Hood Marine Canvas Consulting

Step-by Step Marine Canvas Fabrication Books

Mark's two books are available in our website store. Both "Fabricating a Traditional Dodger Step-by-Step" and "Bimini Enclosure Fabrication Step-by-Step" provide essential information for the marine canvas fabricator. They are spiral bound to lay flat while reading and have waterproof front and back covers. 

Consulting & Fabrication 

Hourly Phone or Zoom Consulting can be purchased through the "Store" tab. 

Daily Consulting in Your Shop can be purchased through the "Store" tab.


Contract Sewing Services for Marine Canvas Shops coming this fall.

About Us


After 43 years of marine canvas fabrication Mark and Deb Hood have retired and moved to Rhode Island in 2023. Hood Canvas was sold to their friend Krisha Plauche, owner of Onboard Interiors in Marblehead, MA. Their marine canvas training school that Mark and Deb ran successfully for the past 13 years was turned over to another friend and long-time student Keri Ames owner of Yachtsman’s Canvas Company near Philadelphia, PA. It is very satisfying to Mark and Deb to know that what they created continues in very capable hands. They are now spending their free time sailing on Narragansett Bay and Southern New England aboard their sloop “Dodger”. Mark continues to write and consults with other fabricators. Sewing is in their blood, so they do some light contract sewing and making products to sell online from their home in RI. Mark is a certified Master Fabric Craftsman (MFC). 

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