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Old 25-06-2014, 17:10   #16
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I think we are missing something here. If it is just blocking light at 5 in the morning while you are trying to sleep why don't you tie a bandanna over your eyes for a blindfold, or use something similar. I am a nocturnal person and that's what I do to block the day's waking light.
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Old 25-06-2014, 17:17   #17
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I think we are missing something here. If it is just blocking light at 5 in the morning while you are trying to sleep why don't you tie a bandanna over your eyes for a blindfold, or use something similar.
because I don't like it!
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Old 25-06-2014, 18:34   #18
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Okay, sailorboy1, no airline blindfolds for you!

A friend of ours who is an architect, placed (probably used 4200 or local equivalent) "L" shaped plastic rails above and below the portlight. Then he had fabricated some white, but translucent panels shaped like the portlights, and slid them in as needed. He extended the rails to where he just slides them back and forth, not removing them each time.

It avoids the "frilly" look in a no-nonsense boat. But if you prefer curtains, usually you need something top and bottom to keep them tidy, as they will obey gravity when the boat is heeled. Stick on cuphooks with dowels can work. Painted to match or finish the dowels bright, if you prefer, then slide the curtains open and pull 'em closed.

Or, self adhesive velcro dots on the outermost edges, and fabric of choice with the other gender velcro in its corners. You will need to stitch the velcro to the cloth.

Or, learn to wake up to the sun, and enjoy the extension of your day. Give yourself a treat on arising.

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Old 25-06-2014, 18:50   #19
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Re: Curtain Hanging

Heavy duty sticky back Velcro.
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Old 26-06-2014, 09:32   #20
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XD well that's a good reason, you wouldn't want something you don't like on your boat, it would be like having a alarm clock, no matter what the ring is you slowly begin to hate it more and more.
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you can use suckers or clear plastic hooks
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I did cardboard cut outs to fit & covered with fabric. Easy in & out. Stacks small. A kiss solution.


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I did cardboard cut outs to fit & covered with fabric. Easy in & out. Stacks small. A kiss solution.


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We, too, have cardboard cutouts to use if need be. Ours are made from empty wine "cask" boxes.

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We, too, have cardboard cutouts to use if need be. Ours are made from empty wine "cask" boxes.



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I too have found that I am fond of box wine. It keeps very well.


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An expensive alternative to cardboard cutouts.. CloZures privacy shutters for sailboat portlights and hatches.
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