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Old 08-15-2015, 06:45 PM   #41
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:06 PM   #42
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Like you don't already have enough information-
The boat originally had the white mesh. It kept the sun out well. Some privacy.
Replaced recently. Went with the 85% black.
Keeps the sun out well. Some privacy. Wish we had gone 90%. Visibility is very good with the 85. Looking out AND looking in. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-15-2015, 07:08 PM   #43
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OK .Come on folks...know more of you that have them...

90% or 70%.....the million dollar..well how about a free beer....question?

90% too much? Or worth it?
I had them on lots of boats. Including this one I run. And we are having some made for the boat I co-own. Well worth the money. And depending on the weave you get, you can see out of them very well.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:12 PM   #44
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Like you don't already have enough information-
The boat originally had the white mesh. It kept the sun out well. Some privacy.
Replaced recently. Went with the 85% black.
Keeps the sun out well. Some privacy. Wish we had gone 90%. Visibility is very good with the 85. Looking out AND looking in. Attachment 43195Attachment 43196


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Interesting. I've never seen them made like that. Where the mesh is sown into canvas "framing" so to speak. The only ones I've seen/had are where the entire cover is made of the mesh.

Who made those and why?
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #45
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No windshield privacy at night -- with lights on fill inside the saloon -- even with 90% mesh.

We have interior mini-blinds on the side windows and that solves privacy for most marina traffic. OTOH, if there's a facing dock across the fairway, we know we might be "on stage" (so to speak).

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Good point, Chris. I place the burgundy canvas on the windshield at night when I want privacy at the dock or total sun blocking facing the setting sun. The windshield sunshade only gets used at anchor during summer months like this week on the water.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:46 PM   #46
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Living in Florida I have white at 90%. They do get a little dirty and but with the heat here it makes a huge difference. I also use foil insulation between the windows and the covers. It blocks all heat and UV. Now it does make the cabin dark so that is a drawback. The water temps in my marina make it difficult to have the A/C's work efficiently so every little bit helps.
I used the 48" foil bubble wrap stuff at home depot to put between my rv's windshield and the screen. It was dark like you say, so I tried some 1/4" bubble wrap that walmart has in the home office area, and it works every bit as good as the foil kind for the heat, and lets the light in as well.

I have to make some screens for this boat and I am thinking of sewing in the bubble wrap so it's all one piece.
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I think the even the filtered UV will cause the bubble wrap to disintegrate over time. I'd stick with the foil lined variety.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:16 PM   #48
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We have independent covers for all side windows and one across the front over the wipers with a zipper so the front center window can open with the cover on. We also have a sold vinyl cover for the front, believe they are 70%. Good visibility out but not in, they are off white with a straw coloured tracer and the boat is also off white(light cream). ...
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Interesting. I've never seen them made like that. Where the mesh is sown into canvas "framing" so to speak. The only ones I've seen/had are where the entire cover is made of the mesh.



Who made those and why?

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The boat came with the setup- and as it started to look tattered I used it as a template to have a replacement made using the black shield and the Sunbrella Pacific Blue. The original seemed to be made of scraps is what my canvas guy said.
Here's the rub. I hate it. Way too much blue. Individual window segments is what I should have converted to. Much classier to my eye.
I have my German grandmother's 1911 Singer (electric) that was passed down to me, an industrial snap tool and several of the needed supplies for new screens- just haven't learned to sew yet !


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