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Old 04-19-2016, 10:30 PM   #41
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Most all pleasure boats are all-white as well as cruise ships (Cunard and Holland America major exceptions), whereas most all non-toy boats have darker hull schemes. What's with that?
Its pretty simple, resale and the fact that dark colored boat show every imperfection, are harder to keep looking first rate and then there is the heat isdue. Or should I say issues that can go along with them.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:43 PM   #42
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Im looking for old photos that the police divers took of my 34' timber green boat laying on the bottom of Sydney Harbor. I don't think I will own another green wooden boat again there jinxed
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:34 AM   #43
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What fabric is used on your window shades? I am considering something for my PH and saloon windows.
Dave, it's a material called Phifertex (sp???) Ours came with the boat and they're a light grey color. If I ever replace them I'll do 'em in white to match the color of the boat more closely.

I like them because they keep out the heat, we can see through them, but it's very hard to see into the boat. Ours snap on and the ones at the forward ends zip to the ends of the windshield screen. That keeps everything tight so there's no flapping in the wind when we're on plane.
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Dave, it's a material called Phifertex (sp???) .
Fibertex?
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:48 AM   #45
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Phifertex Plus Vinyl Mesh Sand 54" Fabric
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Dave, it's a material called Phifertex (sp???) Ours came with the boat and they're a light grey color. If I ever replace them I'll do 'em in white to match the color of the boat more closely.

I like them because they keep out the heat, we can see through them, but it's very hard to see into the boat. Ours snap on and the ones at the forward ends zip to the ends of the windshield screen. That keeps everything tight so there's no flapping in the wind when we're on plane.
Thanks. How good is the visibility through the screens? My wife wants to be able to see well out of the windows. I want the UV protection for the interior.

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Fibertex?
It really is Phifertex and is pronounced "fi fer tex"
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It really is Phifertex and is pronounced "fi fer tex"
So I see...an interesting take off on the original Fibertex
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The visibility looking out is decent. You definitely know the screen is there, but you can still see out. I've been told that Phifertex is available in two 'densities', one easier to see out of than the other. I think ours is the more dense of the two.


I will say that the material does keep it a lot cooler inside, but I think white would be better at that than the light grey we have.
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Thanks Mike.
There are different weaves that make for different levels of visiblity throught the screens.
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