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The Admiral
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The interior really heats up when closed up.   I'm thinking of getting some made of a soft fabric that won't scratch the windows, probably with velcro attachments.


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Grant
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I'm thinking about some plain old sheer curtains that can be gathered at the bottom with a cord or a strap.   I think you could hang them from the surrey frame. 


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Admin Bill
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The greenhouse effect can really heat up our Snug Harbor 18 when the boat is sitting in the slip, but the Admiral has found a very nice solution, using these items available from Amazon:

  • RYB HOME Room Darkening Curtain Tiers for Bedroom, Half Window Covering Blackout Drapes for Living Room/Cafe Shop, Short Curtains for Kitchen, Wide 52 x Long 36 inch, Biscotti Beige, 2 Panels  (The panels are available in a 46 inch width as well, if that works better for your boat.)
  • HenJiu Shower Curtain Clip, Clothes peg, hat Clip Clip Towel Clip Sock Gloves Clip Multifunctional Plastic Display Curtain Boot Clip 360 Degree Rotating Hook 10 PCS (a)

The panels are $18.95 for a set of two, and the clips are $7.99.

Our slip has a NE/SW orientation, so she located and hung the panels on the surrey top frame, inside the isinglass panels, to provide maximum protection.  I think we’ll buy a second set of panels to complete the coverage, but it’s almost perfect as-is.

A canvas shop could do better, with perfectly sized lengths/widths and Velcro straps, but for $27, this ain’t bad, and the improvement is excellent.

Bill

 


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Admin Bill
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Photos of the finished installation....

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Jim
 Jim
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Looks good


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Admin Bill
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Hi, Jim:

After one season, we continue to be very happy with this install.  Easy up, easy down, and cheap.

 

Bill


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Jim
 Jim
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I made sun shades using sheets and magnets.  I need stronger small magnets.  Any suggestions?


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Admin Bill
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McMaster-Carr (mcmaster.com) has magnets in all shapes, sizes, and pull strengths.

Also, Google rare earth magnets.  They can be virtually inseparable.

HTH.

Bill


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