We at The Canvas Works are fortunate to work with great customers like David Henson and Maureen Robinson aboard their 48 foot Offshore Powerboat, “Diversion”. After a solid two weeks of effort at our dock, we were able to fabricate 16 enclosure panels, 9 covers, 5 screens, 1 cushion and 1 large bimini.
We had a few questions for David and Maureen that we thought we should share with you.
TCW: Give us a bit of history and specs on the boat?
Henson: “We are the fourth owners of this 1986 48′ Offshore Yacht Fisher running w/2 Cummins triple nickels 555. Contrary to popular opinions, the triple nickels are extremely reliable pieces of machinery. This vessel is very seaworthy, and easy to operate, especially in confined spaces. We’ve installed new Ray Marine electronic equipment, upper and lower hydraulic steering, new appliances, including an icemaker. We have installed all new bilge pumps, shower pumps, and vacuum flush systems. Really seaworthy now…”
TCW: What was your objective in contacting us for your Offshore 48 twin-screw powerboat?
Henson: “Our objective in bringing our 48 ft. Offshore to the Canvas Works in Sausalito, Ca. was to secure your services to install a new bimini, and fly-bridge enclosure, aft deck full enclosure, along with side doors, fly bridge instrument panel cover, fly-bridge seat covers, all exterior windows covered, plus anything else we may have overlooked.”
TCW: How best do you use your boat? How often? Where do you like to take her?
Henson: “We enjoy taking our boat to San Francisco, Sausalito, Napa, Delta, and Half Moon Bay. Now that we have the new canvas, we are getting ready to take a trip to San Diego and possibility into Mexico.”
TCW: What were your expectations from The Canvas Works?
Henson: “We expected a great finished product, but were a little leery, as this was our first canvas job.”
TCW: Were your expectations met?
Henson: “Not only did you meet our expectations, you exceeded them. You and your team worked together so cohesively to get everything done, it was scary!”
TCW: Any surprises in the outcome of the work / product?
Henson: “The biggest surprise was your craftsmanship and attention to the very smallest of details. Also you were never too busy to answer our questions, or shoo us out of the way.”
TCW: Would you use us again?
Henson: “We most definitely would use The Canvas Works again! Also, you answered the phone every time David called, day or night!”
TCW: Would you recommend The Canvas Works to other active boaters?
Henson: “We would definitely recommend The Canvas Works to other sailors and power boaters, and anybody else who needs canvas work done.”
“In all, you and your team made us very comfortable while we were there, (always finding a way to accommodate all of our extras without swearing at us) and it was a lot of fun to watch you all do your thing. Thank you sooo much! We are so happy we brought our boat to The Canvas Works.”
David and Maureen April, 2015