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Old 03-30-2017, 05:39 PM   #1
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I have exterior window coverings. I have 2 kinds. Blue canvass which I hate and do not use since I am on board often and a second set which looks to be a white reinforced plastic. Both sets snap on. I am missing 1 window covering in the white plastic.

Can anyone tell me what that material is called? I can make it myself.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:46 PM   #3
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I have exterior window coverings. I have 2 kinds. Blue canvass which I hate and do not use since I am on board often and a second set which looks to be a white reinforced plastic. Both sets snap on. I am missing 1 window covering in the white plastic.

Can anyone tell me what that material is called? I can make it myself.
Is the white mesh or solid?
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It is probably Phifertex or similar. Check out Sailrite.com as a source.
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Is the white mesh or solid?
Yep, need to know whether solid or mesh.

Sorry if I saw it and can't remember.
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Oh jeez. Let me search my phone and see if I have a photo. I'm currently at home.
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You`ll know what it looks like, so start there.
Try searching some chandlery sites for window covering products. That might find it. Then we can all argue about what you should be using.
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Donna...real easy...can you see through it from the inside?
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Donna...real easy...can you see through it from the inside?
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That is tricky then to tell what it might be without seeing and feeling it.

You can always fly me back to Palm Coast...
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That is tricky then to tell what it might be without seeing and feeling it.

You can always fly me back to Palm Coast...
I would love to!

O.C is coming in tomorrow. He will know. I can't seem to get a message to him. So, Ted, if you see this call me.386-627-7703

It's ok to have my number on site. It is all over the internet.
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Really get him going...call the USCG and have them broadcast an urgent message broadcast for contact.....

We won't laugh....

Heading into Savannah tomorrow, tell Ted he might catch me in Wrightsville Beach and maybe we can get together with Ski from NC.....
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If it is relatively smooth vinyl coated both sides it may be Stamoid...
It's probably #2 in popularity after Sunbrella - which I;m guessing is what your blue ones are made from...just a guess w/o more description / pics
Lots of colors so you would have to look at a color chart.
Google or check Sailrite.com
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Really get him going...call the USCG and have them broadcast an urgent message broadcast for contact.....

We won't laugh....

Heading into Savannah tomorrow, tell Ted he might catch me in Wrightsville Beach and maybe we can get together with Ski from NC.....
That's not even remotely funny. I had a customer's wife do that to me when we were an hour late getting back in on a charter......not funny.

You going to be in Savannah for a while? I'm probably 4 days behind you.

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If it is relatively smooth vinyl coated both sides it may be Stamoid...
It's probably #2 in popularity after Sunbrella - which I;m guessing is what your blue ones are made from...just a guess w/o more description / pics
Lots of colors so you would have to look at a color chart.
Google or check Sailrite.com
It's just thin plastic stuff that seems to be reinforced.
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That's not even remotely funny. I had a customer's wife do that to me when we were an hour late getting back in on a charter......not funny.

You going to be in Savannah for a while? I'm probably 4 days behind you.

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Charleston in 5 days and may stay for 3 nights...can't decide where to stay because out favorite The Maritime Center is still closed to transients.

We are at St Catherines Island with av30 mile daily advance planned till Charleston.

Not sure I have any of your beer left from Ft Pierce...been waiting for you to catch up....
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It's just thin plastic stuff that seems to be reinforced.
Detail still light. There was a product called "Herculite", a white solid quite thin "plastic" material. We used some for making flat no contour covers, it broke needles on the domestic sewing machine when doubled over for seams, so it was more than just plastic sheet.
Check this out. http://www.nolanuda.com.au/products/herculite-80/. Doubt it`s an Aussie product, our wage structure usually stops us making things here.
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Thanks Bruce, I'll check it out. I have a commercial machine so I'm not concerned about breaking needles.
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I have exterior window coverings. I have 2 kinds. Blue canvass which I hate and do not use since I am on board often and a second set which looks to be a white reinforced plastic. Both sets snap on. I am missing 1 window covering in the white plastic.

Can anyone tell me what that material is called? I can make it myself.

A thought: Consider a mesh. Given you can maybe make up one panel and then think about it... maybe try it, and then decide if you want to make more mesh panels after that and at your leisure.

Textilene is one mesh product, and it apparently comes in several densities. I think ours-- over the front windows -- is 90%. It blocks enough sunlight to knock off the temps to something the ACs can handle, but we can still look out that direction.

At night with our interior lights on, our neighbors can see in, too. Although really that's really only true from boats across the fairway and facing us.

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