Happy Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2019
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A Boat Mattress On Black Friday

November 24th, 2019

Are you searching for a high-quality marine mattress at a fair price this Black Friday? If you have, then we are the mattress store for you. For over 60 years and counting, Schrader Mattress has created custom marine mattresses for both local customers and customers from around the world. Once customers have one of our mattresses, they typically come back for more to fill their home with, as there is nothing quite like our custom mattresses.

Why Our Marine Mattresses?

Our team possesses the ability to create custom mattresses to your exact specifications and will help create a mattress with the exact firmness, and comfort you require. In fact, we can even create mattresses with two separate comfort levels for you and your significant other.

Marine Mattress Products

Of course, mattresses are our bread and butter; however, we also provide a number of other mattress products. These products are aimed to keep customers happy, and help them with each of their mattress and bedding needs.

Some of these products include:

Boats We Have Created Mattresses For

Over the years, we have created and installed boat mattresses in dozens of different types of vessels. Many of these vessels have very unique bevels, corners, angles, and shapes that we are able to provide to customers.

Here are a few types of boats and manufacturers that we have created and installed mattresses for:

Contact us this Black Friday to get started on your custom boat mattress.

Happy Veterans Day

November 11th, 2019
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Halloween Safety Tips

October 30th, 2019

While Halloween is a fun holiday for both children and parents, we should keep some safety tips in mind to assure the night stays and ends fun. Here are some top Halloween safety tips:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.​
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as “one size fits all,” or “no need to see an eye specialist,” obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.
  • Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.

Carving a Niche:

  • Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting.
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and not on a porch or any path where visitors may pass close by. They should never be left unattended.

Home Safe Home:

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

On the Trick-or-Treat Trail:

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick-or-treaters:
    • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
    • Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. 
    • Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
    • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
    • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
    • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
    • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways.
    • Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will!
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Healthy Halloween:

  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
  • Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
  • Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
  • Try to ration treats for the days and weeks following Halloween.​

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – 2019

October 27th, 2019

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show wasn’t named the “Yachting Capital of the World” for no reason. There are literally dozens of attractions for event goers to check out, relax, and even grab a drink or two.

To begin, the city of Fort Lauderdale is the ideal location for this event, as it offers outstanding year-round weather, food, nightlife, and endless water for boat displays. The show begins on October 30th, this Wednesday, and ends on Sunday, November 3rd.

For those looking to learn a thing or two at the show, there are several classes and seminars to help event goers learn more about the marine industry. From insurance and financing to fishing and diving, there is a class or seminar for everyone.

Of course, we can’t forget to mention the main attractions of the boat show, the boats. Let us not forget about the mega yachts, sailing yachts, performance boats, sport fishers, and hundreds of other boats on the premises.

With over 1,400 booths, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has something for everyone. It is literally a playground for anyone with interested in the marine industry and even offers something for people who are not interested in the marine industry.

And remember, if you are looking for a custom mattress for your boat, contact us at Schrader Mattress.

First Day of Fall | Top Fish Off The Palm Beaches

September 23rd, 2019

Today marks the first day of Fall, and there are dozens of great fish swimming, or soon to be swimming off our shores. If you are into fishing, many consider fall to be the best time to go.

Five popular fish that can be caught off the shores of Florida in the fall include:

  1. Snook – These are nearly exclusive to Florida, which makes them extremely popular to both locals and tourists alike. These fish are considered to be in season from September to Mid-December.
  2. Grouper – These fish are bottom dwellers, and are often an enormous fish. There are many different types of grouper, and they all put up a fight, so be prepared.
  3. Spotted Sea Trout – This is a very popular game fish in Florida, and are very plentiful in the fall months. They will eat just about anything, making them very fun to catch. Hogfish – While these fish are on the brink of being overharvested, these fish are limited to fishing from May to October only. The time is now.
  4. King Mackerel – These are predators that migrate south every winter to the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Many have better luck catching these fish during the fall, as they migrate.
  5. Red Drum – Also known as redfish. These fish are tough and are known to break your line if you give them some slack. They are very popular to catch during the fall.

While there are several other species of fish in our area, this is our top five list. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts!

Using Apple Watch To Track Your Sleep

September 12th, 2019

As mega tech company Apple continues to hype its new Apple Watch product, some people are aware that it now has the ability to track sleep patterns, and overall sleep quality. Of course, to many, this is no new feature, as other fitness products have offered this for some time now.

While this is a great idea in theory, is it really going to workout as well as Apple had hoped? To begin, the battery needs charging, and as many of you know, Apple batteries never really last that long. If you are like me, I charge the battery while I am asleep so its ready to go for the next day. The sleep tracker must be worn to track your sleep. There are several apps that can help with not wearing the watch at night, but all require you to still have the watch in the bed with you during sleep.

So really, in the end, does it really matter to you to review your sleeping patterns? Or maybe it all comes down to having the right mattress. Get the right mattress by contacting us today.

Hurricane Dorian | Update

September 5th, 2019

While we ended up not seeing too much of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas were ravaged by this terrible storm. At a category 5, with over 200 mph, and a storm moving at 1 mph, we can only imagine what these people went through.

There are dozens of efforts going on to help the people of the Bahamas to recover from this event, and we encourage everyone to help our neighbors out, as many of you love to enjoy their beautiful waters.

If anyone is in need of assistance following the hurricane, please contact us at Schrader Mattress.