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Old 10-07-2005, 13:33   #1
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Concensus on Sun Shade

Ok, we need a concensus here. We're adding a sun shade to the bow area to provide shade & ventilation at night. Beam is 13' and our best choices come in 12' & 14'. We're discussing which to go with - I say 12' so it can be higher & less angle but want the opinion of others.

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Old 10-07-2005, 20:29   #2
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Without seeing the situation, I think you are in the best position to make the decision. 12' sounds good to me.
But I just have to ask, "shade at night"??? just how bright is your moon Can you get moon burn't up your way?
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Wheels, "How to think"

Hey Wheels, you think like a male engineer. Sometimes you have to think like a woman using the female side of your psyche (assuming that such a thing exists in us males although I am assured by the "other" gender that, most assuredly it does and that, if you exercise it, you just might get your "way" more often....it's kinda like eating pretzels without drinking beer).

I think, therefore, that it was meant to be:..."provide shade (during the day) and ventilation at night".

BTW, I also have trouble with these things but I'm trying to figure these things out in my advancing age so that I woun't be sailing solo.
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Maybe you yanks are a little more open to getting in touch with your feminin side. Me? I'm a real Kiwi bloke I am brwucey. arr, ya won't get that, it was a Kiwi TV add many years ago. BCMike may remember it.
Yeah and I did get the shade part, it's just my kiwi humour
You'll get used to that as you get to know me better.
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I would opt for the configuration that gives good shading from the side as well. That's one reason the commercial version with support poles is so nice. It comes down low on the sides, but still has good head room.

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Old 11-07-2005, 18:35   #6
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Beautiful Exposure!

Looks wonderful! Wish that I had such a set up for mine.
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The “Shade Tree” awning is handsome, and functional looking - but, I must say that you’ve got the oddest looking Prout Snowgoose Elite 37 (Highly “Custom”, I presume) that I’ve ever seen.
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And would work fine till our Nor'wester picked up. After that, it would look fine on someone elses boat several Marina's away, or be last seen by aircraft at 30,000ft. Hopefully with no one still hanging on.(OK, enough coffee for me this morning)
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Yes, I have deceded that I needed two boats and cut the ol' Prout in two!

Actually, I just lifted the photo from the manufacture's web site.

As for the Nor'Easter, I agree. But they do appear well made and will probably survive better than the faithful blue tarp.
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ummmm, isn't that how they make a catamaran
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