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bigz posted 03-15-2000 03:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for bigz  
Does anyone remember the last year BW used Mills Canvas as their offical source? Thanks -- Thomas
lhg posted 03-15-2000 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Thomas: I had previously thought that Mills canvas was last designed for the 1991 21 & 23 Walkarounds, but recently I heard of someone that bought Mills canvas for a 1994 21' Outrage. I think for a few years it was on & off again with Boston Whaler as they went through all of the ownership changes in the 90's. Maybe an email to Mills could answer the question for you. I'd guess '94 or '95.
bigz posted 03-16-2000 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Thanks for the information Larry.
From what Mills tells me BW still orders their canvas for both new and older boats per a direct customer/dealer request.
It appears your probably correct,'95 might be the year (Leslie the Mills' BW specialist was a little vague on the year their deal ended with BW), last accessory catalog I have with it is '93 and Mills was still making it. Regards Thomas
Mark Gallagher posted 03-23-2000 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
My 95 Dauntless 17 came with Mills Bimini top and a Mills boat cover. So they still used Mills in 95.

What is a good waterproof? I remember seeing some suggestions before...I've used Starbrite from West Marine in past and it works ok. Time to do it again and would try another type from recommendations...
Does Mills sell to the public or do you need to buy directly from a Whaler dealer?
I will need a new cover in a few years and would get a Mills again, fits nicely.

lhg posted 03-23-2000 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Mark: I have bought many canvas items directly shipped from Mills. They indeed do make superior canvas for boats, especially since it's specifically designed for Whalers in cooperation with the factory designers. A Mills canvas system will greatly enhance the all-weather capability of your Whaler, and once installed, you will wonder how you got along without it. I would not own a Boston Whaler without my Mills canvas, period! They used to recommend a silicon waterproofer called "Aqua-Tite", by Marchem Coated Fabrics, Inc, in New Haven MO 314-237-4444. Marchem will not sell directly, but can probably refer you to a distributor who will. I have used it and it is great stuff. My local Aqua-Tite wholesaler went out of business, so lately I have been buying the Starbrite product in gallon sizes, and it seems to work also.
jimh posted 03-24-2000 12:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For more information about Mills Canvas, please listen to the interview with Jamie Mills in the Whaler Radio section of this website;

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/radio/


--jim

whalernut posted 06-01-2000 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Does anyone know the e-mail address of Mills Canvas CO. and their phone number? Regards-JACK.
sr posted 06-01-2000 09:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for sr  Send Email to sr     
rmills@peconic.net
whalernut posted 06-01-2000 09:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thank you very much sr. Regards-JACK.
jimh posted 06-01-2000 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Hmm...That e-mail address is not the one used on their website.

The e-mail address and a link to the Mills website can be found on the WHALER-RADIO page of this website.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/radio/

bigz posted 06-04-2000 04:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
info@millscanvas.com
1- 800-477-1535

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