Originally Posted by Cheechako
Get rid of rods. There are T tracks/sliders made if you need. Or simple Velcro with small covers for each port might be nice. It's usually only at the dock on one side that is needed and how much time do you spend aboard at the dock?
The "T" tracks, flimsy sliders, and custom/proprietary curtains and hardware
are one if the main reasons I'm exploring alternatives. Perhaps the high-end yachts have better hardware, and folks who can afford them can spring for new curtains at $1,000 a pop when they fade, but our poor little Catalina
has some pretty lightweight hardware - about like a Winnebago of the same vintage.
25 years of Louisiana heat has taken a heavy toll on the original tracks, and they have pretty much lived out their lifespan. Time to retire them.