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Old 08-22-2018, 03:01 PM   #21
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Is this the one you guys are talking about?
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I've seen some levolor style blinds that bend down when the window is wider at the bottom than the top so the shade opens up as it goes down. You might want to see if whoever does your blinds knows how to make that work. I'll see if I can find a photo to show how it works.
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OceanAir also makes shades for boats. With accommodation for uneven shapes. Pleats/folds to allow full coverage.

Pleated Blinds | Oceanair

I've seen them installed in a local GB (pix from a listing)

The idea is the odd corner piece gets deflected downward when the shade is raised.
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And depending on your preferences, there are such things as 'top down' shades. Where the top section drops, instead of the usual bottom section raising. This allows for 'cafe curtain' style privacy. We have some like that on street-facing windows on the front of the house. Let's lots of natural light through the top-most open section, while allowing for privacy from pedestrian traffic.

Poseidon's picture gallery is kinda awful, but this is one example:
http://www.fl-yachtblinds.com/contac...ins-stateroom/
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Do you have a link to those vertical runners? I've looked at the Poseidon website, can't really find those mentioned...

And I'm also wondering if they'd work with our existing mini-blinds...




Are you saying fabric shades are by definition better for heat control? Or only double cellular? Or...?

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I could argue the double cell ones work better, there's just more stuff to block the sun. However, some mfg have options for heat control shades that could be better.
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And depending on your preferences, there are such things as 'top down' shades. Where the top section drops, instead of the usual bottom section raising. This allows for 'cafe curtain' style privacy. We have some like that on street-facing windows on the front of the house. Let's lots of natural light through the top-most open section, while allowing for privacy from pedestrian traffic.

Poseidon's picture gallery is kinda awful, but this is one example:
Top-Down Bottom-Up Blackout Honeycomb (Captain's Stateroom) | Poseidon Window Treatments

And if you're creative and handy, you can create these odd shapes easily. When the blind guy does it, price can be brutal. When pulling from big to small its easy, even on an angle. Same with verticals. I've done several on houses and worked out great.
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A timely post. I just started removing some beautiful wooden blinds that the P.O. installed. The only problem was too much dark wood in a room already paneled in teak. If any one needs some I can furnish the sizes. Iím think about going with 2Ē Levelor faut wood in white to brighten things up. Durable and inexpensive. I will though check out what Nautilus has to offer before making a final decision.
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I agree, there is such a thing as too much wood. It can really 'weigh down' the look of a space.

Same goes for light-blocking shades. They're not great if you want daytime privacy without the space looking like the inside of a tomb. For that it comes down to what do you want more often, total black-out or light-passing privacy. If the total black-out look isn't needed 'every night' then consider using black-out curtains with light-passing shades.
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Purchased mine from blinds.com
They are cordless and work great. Here is what they call them "Light Filtering Cellular Shade". The cellular feature provides insulation.

They are custom, so measure carefully. Not cheap, but its a boat.
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I, also, installed the day/night RV shades I purchased on Amazon. They were less than 1/3 the cost of new custom ones as they had some premade sizes if you could make them work. They are white on the outside even when in the light blocker position. I didn’t see a lot of color choice but wanted white or ivory anyway because of all the dark wood. 9 shades were around $300 vs $900. I removed curtains in heads and cabins and replaced with Clozures, used to be called peek a boo, shades. Definitely not the homey look of curtains but that’s just us.
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Shades

Photos of shades. Donít know why they are sideways


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Purchased mine from blinds.com
They are cordless and work great. Here is what they call them "Light Filtering Cellular Shade". The cellular feature provides insulation.

They are custom, so measure carefully. Not cheap, but its a boat.
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I used Blind Chalet as well and was happy with the results. In our case, I went the the cordless option (wife didn't want any visible strings). Because of that, we used clear velcro dots on the bottom to keep the blinds from swinging.
I use them on my day/ Night shades also. Gotta love those Velcro dots. Admiral is never sure where they will show up next.
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