I dunno, the midwesterners and californians are right up there for that, and "local" developers are complicit as well. f'rinstance:
You make this as a joke, but one year I was on RC for a beach catamaran race held in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The start horn failed, and the owner of the RC boat brought out a marinized 30.06 which he fired into the water at the appropriate times. The racers were apprised not only by the...
do wash your cushion covers regularly. It is very unlikely that there is a fabric that could not go in the washer. The only caveats are: you most likely don't want to use hot water, don't want to throw them in the dryer, and probably can't use bleach. I always zip the covers back closed...
OP had what sounded like Ultrasuede
Sunbrella Furniture Fabric is another good option. Lighter hand, more chafe resistant. Durable. I had it on my cushions 9 years and just wanted a change; the fabric was doing fine
ps. Trivantage is a wholesaler. Glen Raven is the parent company of Sunbrella.
I have flexible solar panels because weight.
I have been using four 100W GoPower SolarFlex panels, mounted on my bimini. They have been good panels WRT power, but as it will happen with plastic things in sub 30 latitude, they get cloudy but also they have a bit of delamination
So I have, for...