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.
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.
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.
Photos of the finished installation....
After one season, we continue to be very happy with this install. Easy up, easy down, and cheap.
I made sun shades using sheets and magnets. I need stronger small magnets. Any suggestions?
McMaster-Carr (mcmaster.com) has magnets in all shapes, sizes, and pull strengths.
Also, Google rare earth magnets. They can be virtually inseparable.