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Old 10-07-2012, 10:39   #1
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Looking for Ideas for Cockpit Shade

Bimini is not a good option...boom is too low. I'm thinking of a tent type thing for when at anchor or in the slip. Only trying to make shade from the mast back over the cockpit. Pictures of your setup would be great.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:48   #2
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Re: Looking for ideas for cockpit shade

A $10 white tarp (UV resistant coating) with a line at each corner is my solution.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:49   #3
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Re: Looking for ideas for cockpit shade

Our boat has an enclosed aft deck. It always seems the afternoon sun follows exactly where I prefer to sit making it very uncomfortable.

My quick solution was to take a 4X5' piece of Sunbrella..because I had it, and just clip it to the existing canvas work. It acts like a large vertical wall between me and the sun. The clips are those found at Home Depot for about a buck.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:56   #4
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Re: Looking for ideas for cockpit shade

Ours is basically a tarp. This one was purpose-made, but any old nylon tarp would work.
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