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Hood Marine Canvas Consulting

Update on the Hoods:

My wife Deb and I have been fabricating marine canvas for 43 years and like everything all good runs must come to an end. We knew it was time to sell Hood Canvas, close our canvas school and move to Cumberland, RI to be near our son. For the last 13 years we have taught the marine canvas trade to students that came to us from around the world in our workshops. Many of these students run profitable marine canvas shops today and some have become good friends. When you love what you do, work never seems like work and every day is different and challenging. However, we would still like to consult with other local canvas shops part time in our retirement when we are not sailing on Narraganset Bay aboard our sloop "Dodger". Marine Canvas is a rewarding trade, but it takes hard to come by knowledge to make a quality product and most importantly make money. Our years of experience advances the learning curve and avoids many of the pitfalls small shops make, especially when starting out. We are presently involved with our move and considering what form our consulting will take. We will post updates here as we figure it out. Many options are being considered including telephone consulting, local in shop visits and fabrication services from patterns. We will continue writing articles and books as well. Our next printed book is on Dodger Fabrication hopefully will be published by the end of this year. Our articles, links, video and book sales have been move to this domain permanently. Krisha Plauche' of Onboard Interior has bought Hood Canvas and now owns the Hood Canvas Domain. We will be consulting with Krisha in the coming months to teach her and her employees our methods of fabrication when we can. We highly recommend Krisha to all our customers for their canvas needs. Located in Ted Hood's old sail loft in Marblehead, MA she is the perfect choice to take over Hood Canvas and all my brothers canvas work at CW Hood Yachts, also in Marblehead.

Cheers! Mark and Deb Hood        

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