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Old 26-11-2012, 09:46   #1
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Anyone seen one of these?

Hi all - just throwing this one out in the general arena - we found this awning/shade on our boat when we bought her (31ft Elizabethan yacht) but have no idea how to rig it up? Not sure if its even for our boat :-)? Anyone seen anything like this or know how it works?
It seems to have a ring in the top so it could be attached to a line and then these two openings that look like they should go round the mast or back stay or......at funny angles so don't see how this would work....?
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Old 26-11-2012, 09:54   #2
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?

Attach your main halyard to the ring. Haul up, jiggle it around to see how it fits. It's a boom tent type awning.
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Old 26-11-2012, 09:55   #3
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?

Foredeck awning. around mast and around shrouds?
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Old 26-11-2012, 10:24   #4
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?

A pic of the boat and/or dinghy might be helpful...

Do you have twin backstays? What attachment points can you find on your deck?
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Old 26-11-2012, 10:43   #5
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?

I also vote for a foredeck cover / sunshade.

But FWIW, my boat came with 2 aft cockpit covers (UK style - not US full enclosures) - and neither of them fitted! (very close though!). I was aware before the sale. Likely reason was pre-current Vendor that the Sprayhood / Dodger had changed, or the covers came off a sistership following an upgrade.

I mention it simply because boats sometimes acquire "stuff" that has no clear reason.....
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We were thinking it might not 'belong' to the boat - my thoughts were some kind of foredeck shade but just doesn't sit right so might just try hoisting it up on the main & seeing if I can get it as a boom tent - here's the boat....
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Re: Anyone seen one of these?

Aloha and welcome aboard!
I had a boat that gathered so many awnings and tents that it really was hard to sort out since a lot of them came from other boats. Same with sails.
Best way is as suggested just hoist it up and try it in different places.
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