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RNR-Marine™, Inc has Factory Original-Equipment (OEM) Canvas for 1,000's of boats and manufactures the T-Topless™, Montauk-T-Topless™, Shadow™, Montauk-Shadow™ and Flats-Top™ folding and removable tops for Center Console and Flats Boats
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OEM Canvas

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Canvas Identification
Factory Original Equipment (OEM)
Canvas/Cover(s) Identification

(to identify canvas names only,
NOT exactly like boat)

Boat Shade Kit
Shade-Extension Kit attaches to your existing top to provide more shade for your family

Sunbrella^®^; Stainless Steel Bimini Top
Complete, stand-alone Sunbrella® Stainless-Steel Bimini-Top with Boot Cover

Sunbrella^®^; Aluminum Bimini Top
Complete, stand-alone Sunbrella® Aluminum Bimini-Top with Boot Cover

Select-Fit^&trade^; Boat-Cover
Select-Fit™ Boat-Cover

Most Stratos OEM Canvas Offered in Sunbrella® Marine Fabric
Stratos® Factory Original-Equipment Sunbrella® Marine Canvas

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Home Stratos Stratos 283 1998 Stratos 283 FS

Stratos® 283 FS (1998) fish and ski boat:

Products: Click product links below for details/colors/purchase, click images/links at right for full view...
  1. Convertible-Top Canvas (OEM) - Factory Convertible CANVAS (only) for OEM Convertible Top Frame (not included) which connects to top of the factory windshield, with zippers for OEM Curtains (not included), OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) (Sunbrella) for Stratos® 283 FS (1998) , varies $452 to $1,235 (Email for price)
  2. Convertible-Top Canvas with Frame (OEM) - Factory CONVERTIBLE TOP CANVAS on FRAME with zippers for OEM Curtains (not included) and Mounting Hardware, connects to top of the factory windshield, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) (Sunbrella) for Stratos® 283 FS (1998) , varies $457 to $2,573 (Email for price)
  3. Convertible Side-Curtains (OEM) - Pair Factory Convertible SIDE CURTAINS (Port and Starboard sides) with Eisenglass window(s) zip onto OEM Convertible-Top Canvas (no t included) at top, Snaps to Windshield frame or Boat at bottom, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) (Sunbrella) for Stratos® 283 FS (1998) , varies $180 to $412 (Email for price)
  4. Convertible-Aft-Curtain (OEM) - Factory Convertible AFT CURTAIN with Eisenglass window(s) zips onto Factory Convertible-Top Canvas (not included) at top and Snaps to Boat at bottom, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) (Sunbrella) for Stratos® 283 FS (1998) , varies $287 to $859 (Email for price)
  5. Convertible-Top Boot (OEM) - Factory Zippered BOOT COVER for OEM Convertible-Top (not included), OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) (Sunbrella) for Stratos® 283 FS (1998) , varies $104 to $147
  6. Walk-Thru-Flap (OEM) - Factory WALK-THRU FLAP/CURTAIN, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) (Sunbrella) for Stratos® 283 FS (1998) , varies $113 to $215 (Email for price)
  7. Bow-Cover (OEM) - Factory Snap-On BOW COVER (also called Tonneau Cover) with Adjustable Support Pole, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) (Sunbrella) for Stratos® 283 FS (1998) , varies $232 to $940 (Email for price)
  8. Carver® Stainless-Steel, Sunbrella® Bimini-Top - Complete Bimini-Top Sunbrella® Canvas, Stainless Steel Frame, Boot Cover, Straps and Stainless Steel Mounting Hardware , (click link at left to pick size)
  9. Westland® Aluminum, Sunbrella® or Sharkskin® Bimini-Top - Complete Bimini-Top Sunbrella® or Sharkskin® Canvas, Aluminum Frame, Boot Cover, Straps and Stainless Steel or Nylon Mounting Hardware , (click link at left to pick size)
  10. Convertible-Top Extension Kit - Our unique Shade Extension kit attaches to the back of the Convertible-Top on the 283 FS to extend shade over the cockpit (or bow) area with telescoping aluminum Support Poles , $757.00 , SALE PRICE: $726.72 (Winter Prep Sale)
  11. Select-Fit™ Boat Cover - search for Boat Cover for fish and ski boat
  12. Outboard Motor Hood - Exact-Fit cover for many makes, models and sizes of outboard motors , (click link at left to pick size)
  13. SNAD™ "No-Drill" Snaps, White - Drill NO holes in your white boat with YKK® SNAD™ White 3M® Adhesive Domed std. size Male Snap Studs.
All Canvas and Covers are made-to-order and typically ship in 2-5 weeks
(check your cart for actual lead time).

Stratos®: Stratos® boats began building bass boats in 1983. Founder Earl Bentz had a history in boat racing, working for Mercury® Racing and Hydrasports® boats in the 1970s, before founding the technologically innovative Stratos® boat company in Tennessee. Mr. Bentz also founded Triton® boats, which he later sold to Brunswick(r);. Based on the popular hull designs of Alan Stinson (who later founded Nitro® boats), the Stratos® bass and fish-and-ski boat lines continued to grow after the company was sold to Outboard Marine Corporation® (OMC) in 1987 and joined with the Javelin® boat line. Although OMC suffered financial difficulties in the 1990s, Stratos(r) weathered the storm and was purchased by Genmar® in 2001. Platinum Equity PBH Marine Group (formerly Genma®r, also owns Glastron®, Four Winns® and Wellcraft® boats) acquired Genrmar® in January 2010 and PBH moved Stratos® manufacturing from Tennessee to Flippin, Arkansas, where it also manufactures Ranger®, Triton® and Champion® boats as part of its Fishing Holdings LLC.

Factory Original-Equipment-Manufacturer (OEM) Canvas for Stratos® boats: Our team patterned and manufactured the Factory Original-Equipment-Manufacturer (OEM) canvas for Stratos® 18-486 XL, SF, FS and XF boats from 1996 to current.

We produce new canvas (diagram explaining what each piece of canvas is called) in Sunbrella fabric. We often offer ANY color Sunbrella to match your personal taste (these colors may not be available from the dealer). Note: Zippers on OEM Stratos(r) canvas are size #8 (6 teeth/inch). Stratos(r) installed the snaps in their boats, canvas and covers at their factory, so we cannot install the canvas snaps for you because we do not have locations (see Canvas/Snap Installation to learn about installing snaps). We can only sell canvas and covers direct for Stratos(r) boats over 2 years old. Specifications, care and cleaning of Sunbrella , and other canvas materials are detailed below. In some cases (if the boat mfgr is out of business for example you can upgrade the windows to Strataglass coated clear vinyl (approx. 50-60 percent more cost), however the standard Eisenglass (clear vinyl) will last for many years with proper care, cleaning and storage. We utilize our library of 1,000's of patterns to produce new, "made-to-order" Factory Original canvas for your Stratos® boat. This is the same canvas originally offered from the Stratos® Factory and sold by your local Stratos® dealer (local dealers may only go back 5 years or so however, and charge local sales tax, which we do not charge except in SC and FL). No other canvas manufacturer has these patterns or the ability to produce the exact factory Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement canvas and covers that were offered from the Stratos® Factory when your boat was new.

Please be sure that you have the Factory Stratos® frame or matching canvas.
Zipper Sizes #8 and #10
Size #10 (5 teeth/inch) and #8 (6 teeth/inch) zipper comparison and measurement
There are no cancellations, refunds or returns on Factory OEM canvas, since it is all "made-to-order" for you. Some owners (and even dealers, when new) installed their own "after-market" Bimini Tops, T-Tops, Hard-Tops and Canvas, so please:

  1. Compare your canvas or frame to the Stratos® factory OEM photos shown here,
  2. Check for tags with Stratos® OEM part numbers on existing canvas,
  3. Verify that your existing canvas has # 8 gauge zippers (factory original-equipment Stratos® OEM zipper size):
    • #8 gauge zippers have 6 teeth per inch and will NOT zip to #10 zippers,
    • #10 gauge zippers have 5 teeth per inch and will NOT zip to #8 zippers,
    • See zipper size comparison photo at right,
    • Please note that after-market canvas makers often use the large #10 gauge zippers.
    • The zipper gauge size is actually the height of the teeth, 8mm or 10mm tall for example. (#8 has 8mm tall teeth and #10 is 10mm tall for example). Since it is very difficult to measure the zipper tooth height, the easiest way to measure zipper size is to count the number of teeth over 2 inches: a #8 zipper has 12 teeth over 2 inches and a #10 zipper has 10 teeth over 2 inches.

Additional Shade for Stratos® boats : When its hot you can never have enough shade. Our Boat Shade Kits (starting at $509.00 , SALE PRICE: $488.64 (Winter Prep Sale)) extend shade over the cockpit or bow (can even be used like a Spray-Dodger) and can be put up or taken down in minutes.

Folding T-Tops to fit Stratos® boats: Our T-Topless™ folding T-Top and Shadow™ folding T-Top fit most Stratos® center console and bay boats. Both tops lower (or remove) in less than 15 minutes to store your boat in your own garage or storage building/shed, potentially saving $1,000's per year in storage costs (or let you pass under a low bridge). The T-Topless™ and Shadow™ tops are made of solid, yet lightweight, 1-inch diameter welded Stainless Steel tubing with Sunbrella® canvas and install in an hour on the Stainless Steel windshield grab rails of Stratos® center console boats.

Factory Original-Equipment (OEM) Covers for Stratos® boats : We offer Factory OEM Bow and Cockpit Covers (typically in durable Sunbrella®) to fit your Stratos® boat perfectly.

Custom After-Market Covers for Stratos® boats : We also offer after-market Westland® Exact-Fit™Boat Covers (from $127) and Carver® Custom-Fit™Boat Covers (from $239), Styled-To-Fit™Boat Covers (from $229) and Westland® Select-Fit ™ (by boat type/size) Boat Covers (from $117) and Outboard Motor Hoods (covers) (from $44) in Sunbrella® marine fabric (the best quality, breathable fabric for covers) as well as some excellent high-quality, but less expensive materials, that are designed as an "Exact-Fit" using measurements taken from your particular model of outboard motor.

Stratos® Boat Resources:

Factory OEM and After-Market Canvas
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