Crosslake Canvas & Upholstery is a full service canvas and upholstery fabrication and repair service provider located in the heart of Crosslake, Minnesota.
We understand your standards and expectations to keep your boat in bristol condition and we share your passion. We can help restore it to showroom condition, or make upgrades and updates to give it a "face lift" and keep it in tip-top shape.
We provide the same care and attention to awnings/canopies, outdoor furniture cushions, covers, or other canvas needs for your RV, camper, home, cabin, or business.
Who We Are
Crosslake Canvas and Upholstery is owned by Dave Gahn. Dave has been fabricating custom boat covers and upholstery since 1988. Dave and his family have been vacationing in the Crosslake area for more than 20 years, and are delighted to become part of the Crosslake business community and the residents/visitors it serves.
Dave began his career with boats at a marina on the Mississippi River in high school. The marina sold and serviced Mercury outboards, Glastron runabouts, RiverQueen and Nautiline houseboats, and ChrisCraft cruisers. After college, Dave spent 3 years as a live-aboard yacht captain on a 58' ChrisCraft Roamer. The yacht spent summers in Stillwater, MN and winters in Florida and the Bahamas. One day when on the boat a summer storm blew in and Dave saw it damaging bimini tops, weather dodgers,seat covers and cushions. This inspired him to buy some equipment and learn commercial sewing and upholstery work at a local technical college. It became a favorite advocation then, and now after a career in the corporate world, is his vocation.