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Old 19-03-2010, 08:53   #1
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Sunbrella Window Shades

I have snap on Sunbrella covers for all of my windows. I'm throwing around the idea of chopping them up and either getting them stitched or gluing them to the outside of all my window shades. I figure this will free up a lot of storage space. And also, when I need them, much easier to just pull the shade down than to deal with the snaps and climbing around on deck. Also the reason I'm thinkinng of doing it this way, rather than just getting shades made out of Sunbrella is...well probably cheaper, and I have very light colored shades, so I'm thinking Sunbrella on the outside will block the sun and keep the cabin cooler, and light material on the inside will still keep the cabin kind of bright even with the shades down.

Just wondering if there's any reason this could be a bad idea?
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Old 19-03-2010, 09:05   #2
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No reason I can think of. With the shades on the outside of the cabin, the inside will stay cooler because the sun's higher energy ultraviolet rays will not reach the inside of the cabin, causing the energy to be converted to heat energy.
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Yeah, that's pretty much the only possible negative I was thinking of. I didn't even think inside vs. outside would make a difference, though, I was just thinking because there will be a little bit of space around it instead of sitting tight to the window as it does with the snaps.

Now the question is, will it be enough warmer inside to REALLY make a difference, when sitting on the hook with hatches open and fans going.
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We have shades on the outside that we can raise, and lower in minutes. It gives a view in the daytime. Privacy at nighttime, and of course shading the windows themselves from the sun increasing a more comfortable cabin.There's a shade that covers the front window too.......i2f
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