Some awesome aerial sailing footage from Take the Waters Just some Covid entertainment to check out with some breathtaking aerial drone footage by an awesome cruising couple. Definitely a favourite YT channel here at Klacko Marine. Subscribe and check out their blog & patreon site which they have posted some great articles and sailboat projects.
Recently had the pleasure to work for Brian and Mandi Russel to design and fabricate a custom davit and solar arch for their Beneteau 46 Oceanis sv Shonto. The results were well received and the arch has already found some interesting uses (see video below). They have been chronicling their up & down boating adventures
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A few quick photos of our recent fabrications… here, there and everywhere. Thanks to our client’s great photography, showcasing their exceptional yachts with Solar and Davit equipped Klacko Arches. More photos of our stainless steel works can be found here
Science, Art and Experience Came across this really well put together Anchoring article. Click here for the full version Canadian Yachting May 2020 edition. We really enjoy our subscription and learn something new with every edition. Subscribe today and support Canadian Yachting. Hinterhoeller got it right early in the game with their bowsprit anchor roller
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Klacko arches are fabricated to the highest standards. Each solar davit arch is engineered to endure even the worst scenarios…From CAD engineered design to professional welds and fabrication, a Klacko arch stands apart from many of its competitors.As you can see by these unfortunate scenes, both the arch and glass solar panels are still intact
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We’ve been meaning to post this product for awhile now. We were introduced to these guys by an arch client who needed a motor bracket that fit their 1.25″ diameter sternrail. They have two styles that are available in both 1″ and 1.25″ fitments. The construction is simple but very strong which is something we
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Any boat that has a wet exhaust with a discharge opening of about three inches or larger, is at risk. Because, a Muskrat, Water Rat, Otter, or other vermin, can and will swim up into your exhaust. They chew through a coupling hose to the inside of the boat or make a den. Rodents &
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Design and Fabricate some small lasecut hardware for a clean and understated branding initiative. The Bruckmann brand is synonymous with the down east style of yachts for their custom build quality and attention to detail on every front. This detail must include subtle luxury and clean lines throughout from stern to bow. We weld blind
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A regular item on our shop bench. The Klacko trifold swim ladder is excellent at getting more steps below the waterline. Mounted at the midship gates this side boarding ladder make entry and exit easy. These ladders are an absolute must on boats like the Niagara 35/42 and any boat with a high or davit
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We were asked to create some custom exhaust tips for a Cigarette in order to incorporate aftermarket baffles that were proud of the boat’s transom. Laser cut rings were made to duplicate existing bolt holes and 5″ stainless steel polished tube was cut, welded and polished to the owner’s high standards.
At Klacko Marine, we’ve been busy in the workshop this 2018 sailing season. It was a full house as we fabricated custom integrated arches for Hanse, Catalina, Beneteau, Hunter, Jeanneau, Island Packet and Bavaria. All the davit and solar arch creations were custom made for each client to their exact specifications. Klacko aided with seasoned
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Our Sailboat Arch Gallery has been updated See our latest work on some of the top yacht brands. Solar panel additions were very popular this year as well as the addition of heavy duty davits to make dinghy lifting a breeze. In some cases we integrated the existing sternrails and in others we created a
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A stylish cockpit arch that compliments the sleek lines of this modern yacht. Outfitted with integrated dinghy davits, lifting a dinghy has never been so easy and secure. Future accommodations have been made for up to 600W of solar power. The client has also requested extended sternrail to offer more mounting space, better handholds from
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Helpful ideas for solar based power systems on your boat. Below are some interesting links that we have collected from some of our cruising clients. At Klacko, we do our best to give the best advice on eco based power as possible, however our strength is in fabricating strong ocean ready methods to hold your solar
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A winning partnership with Precision Canvas Captivating Curtains Project details Fabric 1 name: Stamoid Open Fabric 1 producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc. Fabric 1 supplier: Manart-Hirsch Co. Inc. Fabric 2 name: Soltis 92 Fabric 2 producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc. Fabric 2 supplier: LaSalle Canvas and Ropes Inc. Engineer: Doug Gierula, Klacko Marine
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Integrated Solar and Davits, make this arch a must have Catalina option Catalina 445 Stainless Arch. Constructed to the high expectations of the client. A robust arch was built to provide mounting for 400W of solar power, misc antennae for GPS, Wifi, VHF and future wind turbine. The dinghy lift was fabricated to fit the
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Klacko & Klacko:Sparring Partners Be sure to pick up the November issue of Good Old Boat Magazine. Klacko Marine is featured in an article by Rob Mazza chronicling the history of Klacko Marine and the contributions we’ve made over the last 60yrs. We are avid readers of Good Old Boat Magazine, if you have not
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Bruckmann Quality Yachts Bruckmann Yachts has been building quality yachts since 1964.
The Life Aquatic Klacko Marine’s work has been recently featured in July 2016 Edition of House+Home Magazine. For more photos look to our post https://klacko.ca/katina/
Making Cruising easier and a lot more fun! For many years, Klacko have worked with the team at Cruising Solutions. Cruising Solutions was founded and developed by people like you who enjoy the cruising lifestyle and pursue it at every opportunity. The challenges they faced in acquiring the “right” equipment to support life under sail and
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Abaco 40 by Bruckmann Yachts Abaco named 25 Prettiest Boats Congratulations to Bruckmann Yachts of Port Credit, Ontario. Press release here
Saga Yachts Klacko was proud to be the OEM metal hardware supplier for the Saga 35, 43, 48 and 409. We actively work with the Yahoo Saga Owners group to give advice and provide OEM solutions. We are able to reproduce or refurbish most metal hardware on your Saga Marine Yacht. The Radar arch on
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Full season coverings for Wanderer Ranger 21 Klacko Marine and Precision Canvas were tasked with providing a spacious and functional enclosure on a Ranger Tug. Wanderer finds it’s home on the North Channel where a full enclosure is necessary for comfort and weather protection. The clients spent the summer living aboard and were very pleased that we
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Dinghy Arch addition to a Jeanneau 409 French Kiss’ new addition Thanks to the owners of sv French Kiss for the photos of the arch complete with new canvas and dinghy. Klacko marine fabricated a dinghy arch that would accomodate solar panels, wind generator, multiple GPS, VHF and wifi antenna, and lift their Highfield dinghy
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Beneteau Oceanis 48 Cockpit Arch Custom arch fabricated for Beneteau Oceanis 48 Gypsea Winds (New Port, RI). Klacko utilized the ever popular and useful davit swing arm system. Side rails to the first gate add extra security in the cockpit as well as much needed mounting space. Sternrail was also extended for added functionality. A central
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A Flock of Fifties Three Bruckmann B50s at a recent rendezvous.
Arch Test Drive A quick motor out to test the new arch at Niagara On The Lake aboard sv French Kiss.
A Bayport Beauty Brand new davit arch addition to a Jeanneau 45.2
Off to the races Just finished outfitting the newest Bruckmann Abaco 40. Dealer Link Bruckmann Yachts
North Channel Trekker Hanse 415 with custom davit arch system
Honda CB750 Project Klacko was proud to assist NVP Cycles in their bold endeavour to meld the new with the old. For the single sided swingarm conversion Nick found a near new 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo and was able to secure the entire back half of the bike, a very clever decision as retro
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Modern House Boat A truly remarkable vision by the owner and executed tastefully in a modern aesthetic…Katerina was a total refit done by Bruckmann Yachts. All metal work was upgraded by Klacko Marine. MFA Award Winning Canvas and upholstery by Precision Canvas
Sunware TX panels and Superwind Textile Sunware TX flexible solar panel and Superwind 350 (sw 350) quiet wind turbine. Klacko Marine is the authorized distributor of Sunware and Superwind. Please contact us for updated pricing and technically information. The Superwind turbine is the leading micro windturbine on the market. It is the only product that
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Bruckmann Yacht Bluestar Build Time lapse construction of a Bruckmann 38
T-top and Arch work on a Rib Today we had a new visitor in for some custom stainless work. This is ther flagship RIB…the STRONG 680
La Jeannoise Solar Cockpit Radar arch by Klacko Marine http://www.lajeannoise.com/ Thanks to Carole et Denis for an amazing blog with out of this world photos of their voyages
Cruising Video by Denis Dubois Aboard his Jeanneau 44i Here are some great videos shot by Denis. Klacko Marine is proud to have fabricated their custom arch system that allows easy lifting of their dinghy. It also provides a good structure for their solar panels and keeps all the electronics and cruising gear organized. Under
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Delivered: Saga 43 on a Saab 92 Wagon
Interesting winter project here at Klacko. We were contracted to aid in a design/build of a prototype aluminum enclosure for an autonomous charging station.a After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, they are now doing a second production run of the POWERBARR ARGON. Made up of anodized aluminum, the enclosure is designed to be weather resistant and
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Sail Gear: Cockpit Arch Convenience A nice feature article on the addition of Radar or Cockpit Arches to your yacht by Peter Nielsen, editor of Sail Magazine.