Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-11-2007, 11:41   #1
Registered User
c.spots's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Now in Davao, the Philippines.
Boat: Leopard 40 catamaran
Posts: 121
Send a message via Skype™ to c.spots
bug screen cockpit enclosure?

I plan to make an bug screen enclosure for a catamaran cockpit. Besides keeping out the bugs, it should be strong and very UV resistant, allow good ventilation, provide some sun protection (50-90% solar blocking?), and decent visibilty. There are lots of fabrics out there besides plain bug screen. Any recommendations or suggestions?

Robert W.

Life shouldn't be a race to the finish line - enjoy the journey.
c.spots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2007, 12:03   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cape Town
Boat: Leopard40 39ft Myrtle
Posts: 27
Rather use bug repellent

The South African is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2007, 12:08   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,594
I made mine out of UV solar window screen, mainly to block the sun. It does block some view as well as some breeze... Anything that does block UV and bugs will also block some wind and view... There just isn't any free lunches...

Cape Dory 25D Seraph
rtbates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2007, 13:03   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Boat: Maxim 380
Posts: 39
You might want to look at TextileneŽ Solar Screen, it comes in 80 and 90 percent UV block. Sunbrella makes Phifertex which is about 70% block.

Good luck
Tropic1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cockpit Enclosures Sandero Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17 30-07-2013 10:59
Cockpit Layout SkiprJohn Construction, Maintenance & Refit 9 27-10-2006 10:25
Teak Cockpit Grating By Invitation General Sailing Forum 3 14-02-2006 16:14
Center Cockpit Monohull ??? Lightfin Monohull Sailboats 12 29-11-2005 16:08

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:59.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.