Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-06-2012, 05:02   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Newport News VA
Boat: Egg Harbor sedan cruiser 1970
Posts: 829
Window screen to cover a sliding window

My boat has many sliding glass windows. 6 sets total with no screening.
I was thinking of making a small wood frame and monel stapling some screening onto this, then somehow attaching the screen into the space.

There used to be window screens at this location but the metal long ago disintegrated.

I was going to start with the lower cabin which has two long narrow windows.
cut some 1/2 by 1/2 inch pieces of treated wood and give that a try.

Has anyone made their own screens?

I like the wide open windows not restricting air, but was thinking an overnighter could be bad with bugs.
sdowney717 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-06-2012, 12:56   #2
Marine Service Provider
AnchorageGuy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wherever the boat is!
Boat: Marine Trader 34DC
Posts: 4,617
Re: Window screen to cover a sliding window

We have large sliding windows on our trawler and just make covers from Phifertex and snap them in place over the frames. The other windows are covered with Sunbrella. Chuck

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04906a.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	64.8 KB
ID:	42243
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

The Trawler Beach House
Voyages Of Sea Trek
AnchorageGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-11-2012, 05:59   #3
Registered User
clayzone's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 41
Re: Window screen to cover a sliding window

I am sure you have already decided what you are going to do. I just now saw this. I used EzySnap on my windows EZ-Snap Exterior Shades & Outdoor Blinds. There is a definite decrease in heat with the screen and they are easily removed if needed. I can take a picture is you want to see what they look like.
clayzone 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

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 03:07.

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.