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Old 06-10-2014, 14:41   #1
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Bring the Isinglass panels?

OK. We have a bimini with complete wrap around Isinglass for the cockpit on our Hunter 460. The wife thinks we should not bring 3/4 of the Isinglass panels with us for a 3 year cruise in the Caribbean. I say it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-10-2014, 14:57   #2
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Re: Bring the Isinglass panels?

We bought some inexpensive sheets, and store our unneeded panels flat, under the mattresses, with sheets between them.

I like knowing that I have them if I need them.


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Re: Bring the Isinglass panels?

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We bought some inexpensive sheets, and store our unneeded panels flat, under the mattresses, with sheets between them.

I like knowing that I have them if I need them.


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My thoughts exactly!
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Old 06-10-2014, 16:32   #4
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Re: Bring the Isinglass panels?

Just to share our experience, we have a full enclosure for our cockpit that can roll-up and/or be stored.

There are two reasons we might want to roll down and use the side panels:

1) Rainy season. A few judicious panels down help keep the cockpit drier.

2) Windward protection on passages. We often install and then roll-down windward side/rear panels down for an overnight passage for comfort.

Other than on passage, those rear panels remain stowed and we've never used them at anchor in the Caribbean.

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