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Old 02-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #12
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City: Comox
Country: Canada
Vessel Model: 1989 Wellington 57 motorsailer
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I had mylar roll-up shades made for all the windows in my wheelhouse on my last boat. They fit tight in between the window frames and close to the glass. My reasoning was not for heat reduction as that is of minor concern in the PNW but for glare reduction. I found that glare, even on overcast days was making me drowsy. Trying to stay at the wheel from sunup til sundown, on a commercial tuna troller, day in and day out was taking its toll. The shades made a huge difference for me and also for the screens on the electronics. Not having to wear polarized sunglasses all the time (and the blank screens that they caused) was a bonus. Another big bonus was reduced sun bleaching of the interior woodwork. I would have those shades down most of the day, except in heavy overcast. Especially helpful when the sun was below the brow.
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